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Whats your view on this Blue Azure '07 Rev Up

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So I think I have found a good deal here but would like to know others opinions....

 

I am looking at 2007 Blue Azure 350z Rev Up Version. It has had no modifications done whatsoever and is extremely clean inside.

 

So some stats...

 

2 Previous Owners (I would be the third)

33k miles

Manual, clutch is high and seems like no problems

Extremely clean and tidy inside, very few scratches

No strange noises when driven, rides very smoothly and doesn't drift to either side of the road when driving at high speeds

Wheels have slight curbing, but has been touched up a little, so doesn't look so bad at all. Alloys show their age with again some slight bubbling

No rust at all or damage

Almost new tyres on (at least 6mm tread) Same brand for the two back and same for the two front, Bridgestones front and Pirellis on the back

Brake pads have been replaced in December 2017

 

Garage says it has a full service history, I do have the paperwork from when the car was built to December 2017, however there is no service book currently. The garage have informed me they have ordered the service book and the garage which did the services are stamping the book and sending over to them, which should arrive today or tomorrow

 

Headlights are cloudy

W brace seems pretty good condition underneath from what I could see

Drivers side window when using automatic up goes all the way up, then drops back down to middle position

 

The dealer will do an MOT and service if I buy the car

 

So the garage have the car for sale at £9995, however when they obtained the car in November 2018, they originally had it up for sale at £12495 (I have found independent proof of this also)

 

Autotrader suggest the price from a dealer is between £8140 to £9000 based on a good condition

 

What is everyones opinion, I am going to see the car again, once they have the service book sorted in a couple of days. Is there anything important I should check on?

 

 

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Hi mate, looks like a tidy zed, I would check rear arces for rust, check for oil leaks on the rocker covers, I would say it's a bit over priced but good luck with it, low mileage is a plus:teeth:

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Feels overpriced for me (definitely was at circa £13k!), how many miles do you actually drive? If you do say 20k a year in it then in a couple of years it will be worth £5k as aside from the miles its just a normal Zed which can be had for £5k-£6k. Or you planning on locking it away and keeping it for the long run?

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It looks/sounds very clean but I agree with the guys that it's overpriced. 

Don't let the window issue put you off, that can probably just be fixed by resetting the motor. Also the headlights on every 350z are likely to be cloudy by now unless they've been restored (which is cheap & easy to do). 

 

Given that the wheels could do with a refurb to be perfect I'd say it's worth around 8k. 

 

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To be honest at £10k you are looking at alternatively getting a slightly higher mileage HR or potentially a 370z with circa 70k miles on it.

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48 minutes ago, coldel said:

Feels overpriced for me (definitely was at circa £13k!), how many miles do you actually drive? If you do say 20k a year in it then in a couple of years it will be worth £5k as aside from the miles its just a normal Zed which can be had for £5k-£6k. Or you planning on locking it away and keeping it for the long run?

I would say it is a little overpriced, but again, we can work on the price with the dealer, and I am willing to pay a little overpriced for a reliable, low mileage I think. I would be using it only rarely to be honest, maybe it'll only do 1-2k miles a year. Only to be used when it is dry and keeping for the long run (also why I am looking for a lower mileage, good condition)

 

21 minutes ago, Jack94 said:

It looks/sounds very clean but I agree with the guys that it's overpriced. 

Don't let the window issue put you off, that can probably just be fixed by resetting the motor. Also the headlights on every 350z are likely to be cloudy by now unless they've been restored (which is cheap & easy to do). 

 

Given that the wheels could do with a refurb to be perfect I'd say it's worth around 8k. 

 

Yeah I have looked into the window and the lights situation and it is a fairly easy fix, but I can use it to bargain the price down a little bit

 

The wheels really aren't bad at all, I cant quite explain. It has had curbing, but it is barely noticeable, and would bother most people (but I hate curbed wheels with a passion, even the slightest little mark) so I would get the refurbished at some point, probably next year when I have saved a little money up! Again, it can be used as a bargaining chip. The dealer did comment on the wheels being curbed a bit, and he said usually they do refurbish before selling but the wheels are sort of in the middle region, on being perfect, to needing to be refurbished to sell the car

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Also forgot to mention on other common problems (from what I have read) The boot opens perfectly, no double catching and the seats are in mint condition as well as all the interior. Although these two are extremely minor faults (or lack of fault should I say!)

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38 minutes ago, Kaikora said:

Also forgot to mention on other common problems (from what I have read) The boot opens perfectly, no double catching and the seats are in mint condition as well as all the interior. Although these two are extremely minor faults (or lack of fault should I say!)

That doesn't justify the high price although it looks tidy. What's the name of the garage, we may know them on here ?

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1 hour ago, coldel said:

To be honest at £10k you are looking at alternatively getting a slightly higher mileage HR or potentially a 370z with circa 70k miles on it.

You're right - I bought my HR last year for £8,000 - 94k miles, decent condition, gallery gaskets sorted, UpRev remapped and Cobra exhaust.


For 10K you should definitely be able to get an HR with around 50-60K miles, which I would definitely choose over this one.

 

In fact here's a stock HR with 44k miles for only £250 more: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905077706313?year-from=2008&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&model=350 Z&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=sponsored&radius=1500&postcode=pe304yq&maximum-mileage=60000&make=NISSAN&page=1

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ok, not known I don't think but still looks overpriced to me even though she is in good shape.

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 This on is too expensive IMHO. 

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Long winded answer. Bored myself reading it

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4 hours ago, Kryptek49 said:

You're right - I bought my HR last year for £8,000 - 94k miles, decent condition, gallery gaskets sorted, UpRev remapped and Cobra exhaust.


For 10K you should definitely be able to get an HR with around 50-60K miles, which I would definitely choose over this one.

 

In fact here's a stock HR with 44k miles for only £250 more: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905077706313?year-from=2008&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&model=350 Z&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=sponsored&radius=1500&postcode=pe304yq&maximum-mileage=60000&make=NISSAN&page=1

For the money, that would be my choice - (obviously needs checking out fully) as the rev-ups are prone to increasing oil consumption and you won't know if that is an issue until you have had it a little while.  Looking at the full details of the HR; the underside photos virtually new MPSS tyres and that it has full service history and serviced at recently at Horsham Developments and had the oil gallery gaskets is good news and suggests to me that would be a better buy, although 5 owners is maybe a downside.   But that ownership and being a private sale with a short MOT are factors to negotiate the price.

 

Full details in that ad:

"2008 registered 350Z HR (308 bhp) with GT Pack. Excellent condition, low mileage and unmodified. Full service history at either Nissan main dealer or specialist. Recently serviced on 25th April 2019 at Horsham Developments. Please ask for details of the full history. Work that has been carried out in the last 18 months includes: oil gallery gaskets replaced, rear exhaust (including centre section and gasket ring), spark plugs, gearbox fluid, clutch fluid, brake fluid, diff fluid, rear brake discs and pads. All paperwork and receipts accounted for. Four new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres fitted in March 2019 and have covered less than 600 miles. No modifications other than magnetic oil drain plug. Factory BOSE head unit replaced with Kenwood double din. Comes with the factory SAT NAV. Next MOT due in October 2019. Car is in excellent condition all over and has none of the common issues associated with the 350Z. Inspections welcome. A slightly sad sale as the car is a joy to drive. Please get in touch for more details. Next MOT due 22/10/2019, Full service history, Grey, 5+ owners, £10,250"

 

But if the Azure 350 is really floating your boat then I would certainly be looking at a substantial price reduction, and the alloys refurbed that the dealer has owned up to as a downside. 

 

 

 

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Just out of sheer paranoia from me was that picture of the volt and oil pressure gauge taken while the car was running or just on accessory? Because that needle is sat on no pressure at all. Only wanted to check since the picture before shows the car running.

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3 minutes ago, Redsky said:

Just out of sheer paranoia from me was that picture of the volt and oil pressure gauge taken while the car was running or just on accessory? Because that needle is sat on no pressure at all. Only wanted to check since the picture before shows the car running.

That’s a good point there I hadn’t noticed. I’m sure when I drove the car it was working but I will check again when I see next time 

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10 hours ago, Redsky said:

Just out of sheer paranoia from me was that picture of the volt and oil pressure gauge taken while the car was running or just on accessory? Because that needle is sat on no pressure at all. Only wanted to check since the picture before shows the car running.

Fairly certain the car is off - the battery dial would be much higher if the car was on.

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2 hours ago, Kryptek49 said:

Fairly certain the car is off - the battery dial would be much higher if the car was on.

Yeah probably but always worth a quick 10 second check to potentially save yourself a massive headache.

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Check the mot history on it also, always worth a look on line to check its past fails / passes history as well as the recorded mileage 

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