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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 10:56 AM
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Until now, every new Z car generation was a brand new design (240Z, 300Z, 350Z). This is the first time they tried to evolve a prior generation. The result, like so many posts I've read indicate, is a mixed bag. Some things look good, some completely out of place, some so-so, etc). I hope the next generation (if there is one) will be a complete redesign. The 350Z looks good because it is a 350Z. The 370Z looks like a car suffering from multiple identity disorder. It doesn't stand on its own.
Soooo, are we just ignoring the 260Z and 280Z(X)?

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to me, nothing special for the exterior but +1 for interior. maybe aftermarket bodykits will fix it up. currently 350z roadtax already killing me, for 370z i think i will not get this if i got the chance to change new car. i prefer if they lower the 3.5 liter to 3.2 turbocharged, haha then i will consider. mods on NA realy cost alots to gain whp.
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No not at all. Those cars were not significantly different from the 240. The body underwent a major overhaul at the 300 and 350 iterations. Nothing about the 300 looks like the 240, 260, or 280 just as nothing about the 350 looks like the 300 and its subsequent follow-ons. But the 370 is essentially a minaturized 350Z.

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No not at all. Those cars were not significantly different from the 240. The body underwent a major overhaul at the 300 and 350 iterations. Nothing about the 300 looks like the 240, 260, or 280 just as nothing about the 350 looks like the 300 and its subsequent follow-ons. But the 370 is essentially a minaturized 350Z.
Well, that's what I'm saying... the 370 looks like an evolved 350, just like the 260 was an evolved 240 and the 280 and evolved 260.

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I see your point and yet I still see mine. I guess it's a matter of asking what constitutes a new generation (sort of like version control numbering when revising software). Since the 370Z is actually a different platform from the 350Z, I'm looking at it as the next generation vehicle but this time retaining the recognizable shape of the 350Z.

The 240, 260, and 280 could be called the 200 series but the 300, 350, and 370 cannot be called a series because they are all different platforms. To blur things further, the 370 has been modeled to retain the 350's appearance while incorporating hints of the 200 series, so it's an across platform design in many respects. I think this may be why some people look at the car with mixed feelings.

For myself, I was hoping for something that visually made sense and would stand on its own. But that's not happening. It looks so much like the 350 I get a "why bother?" reaction. Comparing the two visually, I think the 350 has a more "together" and solid appearance. The 370 may have higher performance numbers but those attributes can only be enjoyed on a track unless you're young and dumb and like getting speeding or reckless driving tickets. Otherwise, you're just getting more of something you can't really use 99% of the time. So that puts it all back on looks and for me, the 370Z looks flakey.

This is why I hope the next, true new generation Z will be a fresh design and I will keep my 350 until it arrives.

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I see your point and yet I still see mine. I guess it's a matter of asking what constitutes a new generation (sort of like version control numbering when revising software). Since the 370Z is actually a different platform from the 350Z, I'm looking at it as the next generation vehicle but this time retaining the recognizable shape of the 350Z.

The 240, 260, and 280 could be called the 200 series but the 300, 350, and 370 cannot be called a series because they are all different platforms. To blur things further, the 370 has been modeled to retain the 350's appearance while incorporating hints of the 200 series, so it's an across platform design in many respects. I think this may be why some people look at the car with mixed feelings.

For myself, I was hoping for something that visually made sense and would stand on its own. But that's not happening. It looks so much like the 350 I get a "why bother?" reaction. Comparing the two visually, I think the 350 has a more "together" and solid appearance. The 370 may have higher performance numbers but those attributes can only be enjoyed on a track unless you're young and dumb and like getting speeding or reckless driving tickets. Otherwise, you're just getting more of something you can't really use 99% of the time. So that puts it all back on looks and for me, the 370Z looks flakey.

This is why I hope the next, true new generation Z will be a fresh design and I will keep my 350 until it arrives.
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Jesus Christ! "No one would be bitchin if it were parked in their driveway"!
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Jesus Christ! "No one would be bitchin if it were parked in their driveway"!
well if it was in your driveway you shouldn't be bitching since you bought it haha

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well if it was in your driveway you shouldn't be bitching since you bought it haha
Nope! I'd be driving her!
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i would really have to see one in person to make any judgement...in photos i'm not a fan of it but sometimes things tend to grow on you in person...

worst case i'd do an engine swap!

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