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370z Nismo automatic in UK? do they exist?

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Hey folks - so old time Z user here - traded in my 370 for an 09 GT-R 18 months ago, but have to say really missing the Z, plus my wife refuses to drive the GT-R (which is a bad thing as sometimes I need her MPV!).

 

So - it's going in the next month and am in the market for a newer 370Z (if anyone wants to trade for a new'ish Z btw I'm open to offers) - thing is I need an automatic - yes I know the thinking is that manuals are better but I want an auto - simple as that... 

 

Newb question but haven't seen any Nismo automatics for sale - did they ever do them in the UK?  I guess it's not a popular choice for most...

 

Cheers,

Ian

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1 hour ago, IanLivy said:

Hey folks - so old time Z user here - traded in my 370 for an 09 GT-R 18 months ago, but have to say really missing the Z, plus my wife refuses to drive the GT-R (which is a bad thing as sometimes I need her MPV!).

 

So - it's going in the next month and am in the market for a newer 370Z (if anyone wants to trade for a new'ish Z btw I'm open to offers) - thing is I need an automatic - yes I know the thinking is that manuals are better but I want an auto - simple as that... 

 

Newb question but haven't seen any Nismo automatics for sale - did they ever do them in the UK?  I guess it's not a popular choice for most...

 

Cheers,

Ian

I'm sure the  nismo is manual only  

 

That will be a step down for you won't  it or dose the gtr get boring eventually? 

 

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Cheers - for me it’s too much power - and too noisy - I need a quieter engine to check my music mixes on, and never really bonded with it as much as I did my Z.  

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15 minutes ago, IanLivy said:

Cheers - for me it’s too much power - and too noisy - I need a quieter engine to check my music mixes on, and never really bonded with it as much as I did my Z.  

Ahhh ok interesting to hear your thoughts as it's a lot of people's natural progression from a z 

Good luck with your search 

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I got the speed thing out of my system in the first month of driving it, and for me the Z is a much smoother ride.... can’t speak for the newer GTRs mine’s an 09

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You will find that the early GT-Rs were quite noisy, especially the agricultural transmission.

The newer models 2017 up are much quieter and the GR6 transmission is much more refined.

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I’m sure that’s the case - the interior looks much nicer on the 2017s too - my 09 is pretty much identical to my old 350z - hardly any leather.

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43 minutes ago, Ebized said:

370 Nismo is manual only (unless the option has been added recently?) but pretty sure the non-nismo 370 offers auto.

 

 https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-japanesecars/nismo-reveals-344hp-370z/26988

Cheers Colin - looks the way in UK, but here's a (rather unfavourable) review of one in USA https://youtu.be/YmBfrB-A1X0?t=224  - and they did in Japan with the Fairlady Nismo from what I can see...

 

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You may want to avoid the Nismo if you are looking for a more comfortable ride, most reviews and most owners on here have suggested its pretty firm ride. No bad thing though, buy a 370z auto and throw the remaining £15k for the cost of a Nismo and make it awesome :)

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As above, spend some of your budget on a decent GT auto and use the balance to mod it to your preference.  

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On ‎13‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 13:09, Jetpilot said:

You may want to avoid the Nismo if you are looking for a more comfortable ride, most reviews and most owners on here have suggested its pretty firm ride. No bad thing though, buy a 370z auto and throw the remaining £15k for the cost of a Nismo and make it awesome :)

This is a good plan,amazed the Gtr is noisier than a 370,i found the the road noise from my 370gt edition a real pain,so I have gone back to basics with a 350,lots of mods and not nearly as much road noise despite the fact its wearing 370 boots !

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