Buy Supra now or wait for 400z/Z

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Yeah-that nismo version actually looks great IMO. the body kit details and bar in the grill really change the look. I dont think the car is ugly at all...however the perfectly rectangle opening put me off a little on first glance.

I actually wasnt completely sold on the Supra's aesthetics until I went and saw it in person. Both the Z and the Supra have bold styling, I give Nissan and Toyota credit for that.

Regarding the transmissions-Ive been driving for 27 years (legally) and I was a hardcore manual guy before the Supra. I wasnt even sure I liked this car until I drove it. I had a 30 minute test drive and it was one of the most fun cars I had ever driven. The styling in person and the feel of driving it blew me away. The transmission is excellent...and I don't want a manual or miss it at all in this car. It is so effective, the mapping in sport so good, and the response in manual so quick, I dont find myself ever thinking about it.

I'm not brand loyal or get caught up in that type of garbage. I've had many cars/trucks, all over the map. The Supra is excellent and is that much better, especially aesthetically, with some modification. I'm sure the new Z will be the same. I'm excited for Nissan and Z fans.
 

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Regardless of brand loyalty or just hating on a car - the truth is if you are a SPORTS car enthusiast you want the Z to be successful. It will make other manufacturers consider bringing back or making new sports cars to compete bc there will be a market. The other side of it - it will push Toyota to make a better, faster version of their own car. My point is - as long as more cars succeed in making a sports car - we are all winners.
I think back to when you had your choice of the twin turbo 300z, the Supra, RX-7 and the 3000GT VR4. It was a great time to be a sports car enthusiast and I hope by Nissan doing this - it will encourage other manufacturers to do the same.
 

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Nismo version really goes a long way... that's not saying much though.
Can't wait to see what sticker kits, I mean special editions they come out with later.
Side note: having installed aftermarket parts on a Q, and now my Supra. As far as ease of actually doing work on the car, it's not even close. Supra hands down.
I liked both of my 370s. On one of them, I did full bolt-ons, longtube headers, high flow cats and a tune, and it felt like I gained 10hp. It really just said “nope, no more power.”

Anyway, I’m glad they’ve come out with the 400z. It should carry them into the 2040s.
 

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If the Nissan Z lives up to all the hype I would consider getting one to compliment my Weekend fun cars. Not the first year of course. I need for those thousands of beta testers to work out all the bugs first. 😂

-RJM
 

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I liked both of my 370s. On one of them, I did full bolt-ons, longtube headers, high flow cats and a tune, and it felt like I gained 10hp. It really just said “nope, no more power.”

Anyway, I’m glad they’ve come out with the 400z. It should carry them into the 2040s.
I'm glad they're continuing it and as others have said more competition is always a good thing. I just can't help but be a bit disappointed. I feel like Nissan turned in their homework late and just ended up just turning in a previous paper with a few changes and still probably have a lot of the same errors from the last assignment.

I'm still holding off on final judgment, I mean I didn't like the Supra in pictures initially. Hopefully, they fixed things like the CSC, fuel starvation, ice mode, clutch activation that has a very narrow range, and I'm sure I'm forgetting other stuff.
 

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Hopefully, they fixed things like the CSC, fuel starvation, ice mode, clutch activation that has a very narrow range, and I'm sure I'm forgetting other stuff.
I think you are missing the lack of an oil cooler, radiator fan relay that goes out and a lot of brittle plastic lines that break off when you are working on the car. My buddy has had a 370 for about 2 years and had all the problems you listed.
 

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I think you are missing the lack of an oil cooler, radiator fan relay that goes out and a lot of brittle plastic lines that break off when you are working on the car. My buddy has had a 370 for about 2 years and had all the problems you listed.
One of my first mods was a big-o mishimoto oil cooler on my last 370Z. Those 370s cook more oil than Colonel Sanders.
 
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F- the 400Z. Thing looks like a Domo-kun and face ugly. I'd get the new GR86 instead if poor.

That said, I'm poor so going to get me a new GR86 and park it next to my Supra.
 

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F- the 400Z. Thing looks like a Domo-kun and face ugly. I'd get the new GR86 instead if poor.

That said, I'm poor so going to get me a new GR86 and park it next to my Supra.
None of that made sense.......but I get it.......I guess???;)
 

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Looks are subjective and I can appreciate Nissan launching the new Z because it keeps the tuning community- across all platforms-alive. 25 years from now I’m guessing it will be illegal to drive, with the exception of the track, so cherish it while you can.
 
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