: Modern Classic: 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX



Jesda
07-04-06, 04:57 AM
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From this month's issue of David E Davis's oustanding magazine, "Winding Road"

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http://www.windingroad.com/

ted tcb
07-04-06, 09:51 AM
Jesda: I'm not familiar with "Winding Road".
Is it a new car magazine?
Did David E. Davis Jr. walk away from his "Automobile Magazine" title of
editor emeritus?
I'll have to look for this new magazine, thanks.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-06, 11:33 AM
I kinda like the 300ZX's. Not as good looking as a Supra or 3000GT, but more reliable and simpler than the VR4 and not nearly as rare as the Supra. You can also get them a lot cheaper than either of those two also.

Jesda
07-04-06, 06:26 PM
Jesda: I'm not familiar with "Winding Road".
Is it a new car magazine?
Did David E. Davis Jr. walk away from his "Automobile Magazine" title of
editor emeritus?
I'll have to look for this new magazine, thanks.

Yeah, DEDJr left Automobile and Jean Jennings took over last year. I think he still does some guest writing there.

Elvis
07-05-06, 02:46 PM
Isn't Jean Jennings aka Jean Lindamood? She was funny as hell.

I would have to add the Supra from the span of years to the classics.

Destroyer
07-05-06, 06:19 PM
I like the 300ZX although I'd just get the real thing.......a Porsche 928. The 300ZX interior is a total copy of the 928's.

96Fleetwood
07-05-06, 07:33 PM
I had a 1991 300ZX from 1997-1998 and then UPGRADED to a 1989 944 S2 which I sold in 2000.

The Z was nothing but plastic inside and the handling was horrible. The car was anything but fast and did horrible in AutoX with the stock suspension. Even when I upgraded to coilovers and thicker sways, the car still felt too bulky.

The 944 S2 was a MUCH better car although it was far less reliable than the Z. Stock for Stock the S2 would eat a Z anyday on and off the track. With a set of Konis and a few minor upgrades I was hanging with the big boys at road events and AutoX.

Just my .02$

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-05-06, 07:42 PM
Cool, My friend Kevin's dream car is the 944, especially the turbo model. Are they worth the money? He says he can get a good one for $5,000, is it worth it? Would you recommend one for a daily driver?

96Fleetwood
07-05-06, 07:49 PM
I had the 944 S2 for 3 years and a good friend of mine sold his 944 Turbo to buy my S2. You really need to find a good example, or they are not worth buying. Maintenance is VERY expensive on these cars and I always had some electrical gremlin plagueing mine.. however I loved every minute behind the wheel. So to make a long story short, they are not the best daily drivers. I had a old Plymouth Voyager minivan as my backup car when the 944 S2 would crap out on me.

Pick your poison:

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I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-05-06, 07:55 PM
Sounds like typical Porsche stuff. Fun as hell to drive when it's running, otherwise it's expensive as hell to get fixed, and the electrical gremlins issue, that seems common.

He was choosing between a 944 or an R6. He chose the R6, I believe he will be purchasing a new one within a year or so.

Destroyer
07-05-06, 08:06 PM
I prefer the 928 over the 944, I know it isnt as nimble but its a great ride. I remember back in '94 I bought a new Z28 6 speed and my first race was with a 944 Turbo. I thought I was gonna smoke it, we raced from about a 30mph roll, he actually pulled a car on me. Quicker than I thought they were. :eek: Guy said it was bone stock and would not go off the line but I noticed the exhaust was not stock, who knows?.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-05-06, 08:25 PM
I like the 928 more than the 944. More of a gran turismo type car, not as much of a hard core racer.

Destroyer
07-05-06, 10:44 PM
I like the 928 more than the 944. More of a gran turismo type car, not as much of a hard core racer.
I had an '85 928 years ago with 8k original miles. Black on black but it had an automatic. Still, the car was fast, not off the line but on the highway it moved out. The motor made the sweetest sounds I've yet heard. I look forward to owning another, this time a 5 spd. :thumbsup:Here is a pic

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-05-06, 11:15 PM
That's my favorite Porsche ever, most specifically, last (90-93?) models. 2nd favorite Porsche ever is the 997 Turbo

96Fleetwood
07-06-06, 08:06 AM
I believe 1995 was the last year for the 928 GTS and they still bring upwards of $40,000!

Elvis
07-06-06, 01:52 PM
There's a 928 in the movie "Scarface".

A friend and I were watching it on VHS for the first time, we saw the car pull up to the door and the headlights retracted. It freaked us both out. So we rewound the tape and watched it three or four times just because we thought it was cool.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-06-06, 02:40 PM
They do have neat headlights. They pop up, but in a different way then normal pop up ones. I don't really know how to explain it better than that.

One of my neighbors had one several years back. I thought it was a neat car before I even knew what it was.

OffThaHorseCEO
07-06-06, 02:44 PM
what car was it that Tony is buying where he jokingly tells Manolo to order it with foglights and a machine gun after the girl makes a comment about him bulletproofing it?

wasnt it a porsche also?

Elvis
07-06-06, 05:24 PM
I don't remember.

But I think it's funny how that movie has transcended the generation gap. I think I was 20 when it came out, but 22 before I saw it the first time.

Classic. :thumbsup:

Destroyer
07-06-06, 07:31 PM
That's my favorite Porsche ever, most specifically, last (90-93?) models. 2nd favorite Porsche ever is the 997 Turbo
You are thinking about the 87-94 models known as the S4's. They had different front and rear bumpers as well as different lights on the rear. The 928 faithful are divided on the subject of which styles look best, I prefer the look of the 78-86. You cant go wrong with any 85-up model though. The 85 model had the 4 cam 32v V8. My '85 had 288hp while the 87 S4 had 316hp. The GTS models had the most hp somewhere around 350 I believe. The thing about these cars is the timeless styling, they came out in '77 as '78 models and still look modern today. Many 78-84 models are now getting transplanted with LT1 chevy motors and I've even seen a few with LS1's which is pretty cool. The 928's are the most underrated supercars of all time, you can still get them pretty cheap but the prices are finally starting to go up for decent examples.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-06-06, 07:36 PM
I like the last generation the most, the S4's. I think they're the best looking out there, and the probably have the most modern amenities. I've seen a few 928's with blown 350's in them at car shows. Not sure which 350 though.

DBA-One
07-07-06, 02:07 PM
That car, especially in twin turbo form is one of my all time favorite designs. There simply isn't anything ugly about it. I can look at those cars all day.

DBA-One
07-07-06, 02:11 PM
Oh and for the Porsche choice, I'll take a '93-94 3.6 Turbo S over all others