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  1. I must admit I have never seen on the road a 440i or a 370Z as far as I can remember. In fact I think I have seen more M4's than any other 4 series BMW's on the road. What are servicing costs like at a dealer for the 370Z? My XKR is due a service and it is around £1100.
  2. Ah ok, when I said "cheap", I meant more in the sense that some of the body parts on the MK2 look like they are molded with other parts to make 1 piece as opposed to fabricating them separately and having to fit them. Another thing I am a bit wary of is the reliability, I have owned 2 Nissan's before but these were built when Nissan was actually Nissan, not Renault. Is the reliability between the MK1 and MK2 about the same?
  3. Yes I see, it looks like they tried to cut back costs with the MK2, at least cosmetically. Are they mechanically very similar?
  4. Yes maybe, what are the differences between the MK1 and the MK2?
  5. I think if I could find a 2017 model with the right shape I would consider buying one, but I haven't seen a facelift example that I like. Did they change the styling on the facelft models?
  6. Really I am looking for which is cheaper to run; that will be the deciding factor. I only use my car to commute to work (about 9 miles each way) so I am not too fussed about how either one drives.
  7. I have sat in a 440i at a Sytner BMW but not driven one, I haven't seen or driven a 370Z yet. I guess the best thing to do would be to buy a 2017 or later car to avoid the high tax. The only thing I have noticed is that the newer cars look slightly different. Did they change the styling options that were available from that year onwards?
  8. I have seen one that I really like: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202204144655298 But unfortunately it is a 2013 model so it falls into the very expensive tax band. I am still confused about the tax on cars that were £40,000 or more at list price. My understanding was that the list price cannot be circumvented by simply "discounting" the price at the actual sale. If that were the case a dealer could sell a £100,000 car for £35,000 and take the remaining £65,000 as a donation or something. Also, how does the government system know that when you tax your specific vehicle what the price of the sale was when it was brand new? I haven't seen any post 2017 ones I like, and I would have to pay quite a bit more in that instance anyway.🤔
  9. Hi, I owned a series IV 300ZX about 10 years ago and I have been looking at a 370Z but I am a bit confused by the running costs. I currently own a 2011 Jaguar XKR which has the 5.0 supercharged V8. Looking at the numbers the 370Z with the 3.7 V6 pays only £15 less in tax, and has the same (terrible) fuel economy. Is this right? I find it very hard to believe that in the real world the 370Z is that bad in terms of pollution and economy. Also, 370Z's registered after 2017 pay significantly less tax than those registered before 2017, are the engines the same or are the newer models more economical? Another car I am looking at is the BMW 440i, this has similar performance to the 370Z but is much cheaper to run. Basically I was a bit shocked when I looked at the figures for the 370Z, especially when compared to the XKR that I currently own. Thanks!
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