Hello everyone!! I am either deciding on getting the enthusiast since it has the TCS and limited slip differential. I know the model above it also has the VDC, but i wanted to know what your opinions are?
I own a Track, but for the best value, I'd go for the Enthusiast. Unless you live somewhere that it snows and you plan to drive your 350Z in it, you will never use the VDC. I always turn mine off every time I start the engine, unless it is raining. If you are going to mod the car, get different wheels, etc., why pay the premium for a Track which has nice but very expensive Rays wheels that are not as wide as you would probably want to go with aftermarket wheels. The Brembo brakes on the Track are great, but you can get aftermarket brakes.
I might go for the Performance becuase I love the in-dash tire pressure monitors, if the price is not too much more than an Enthusiast. Touring is a luxury model, I would stay away from it. Base does not have the LSD, so get an Enthusiast or a Performance.
Gotta have the HID's, LSD, and TCS (just for the rain). I totally agree with richard-- well put. The biggest advantage about the track model is being able to take it to a road course right out the box and not having to worry about bending wheels or brake fade.
I got the Enthusiast. I wanted the HID's and limited slip when the road gets slick, nothing else. The VDC and larger Brembo's are not really worth it cause you can always upgrade to bigger brakes if you find the need for them. I wanted to have fun with the Z without the VDC stopping me from burning my tires and also wanted to be able to get aftermarker wheels without having to worry about getting specific wheels. The touring package is nice but I can always upgrade to leather seats and get an aftermarket GPS/DVD console.
I wanted a base but got the performance. I'm happy I did. I figure that the VDC/TCS combo might save me some damage some day. You can always add a better LSD to the base if you don't care about the VDC or TCS. Might be able to add the stock HIDs, dunno.
I originally wanted an enthusiast, but the VDC has saved my ass so many times I am thankful I went with the performance. I sometimes wish I had gone with the track model, but I swapped my wheels already and will be doing a brake upgrade soon so that is irrelevant
The cloth seats are quite nice, and for spirited driving, they are preferable to leather seats because you don't slide around on the cloth. Although I was originally considering aftermarket leather seats in my Track, I have changed my mind and am sticking with (and to) the stock cloth seats.
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