Mar 01 2012

My Fairlady

Published by at 10:28 pm under The Shopping Blog,Uncategorized

If I woke up tomorrow and had unlimited funds I would make a few immediate purchases. I would buy myself an Xbox 360 and a few of my favorite games, I would then go on the hunt for my dream cars. For as long as I can remember I have had a fascination with old cars, though more recently I have become interested in newer ones. I have always had my eyes on cars like a 1950s Cadillac, a 1963 Thunderbird, or a 1965 Ford. Over the past few years I have noticed one particular car popping up, though it is a new car, I was instantly attracted to it: the Nissan 370z, also known as the Nissan Fairlady. Because the older cars would take quite a bit of hunting, the Fairlady would be my first purchase, after the Xbox, of course. All I would have to do is go on the Nissan website and build my Fairlady the way I want.


The Nissan website makes it very easy to customize your 370z by simply selecting ‘Add’ to all the features you want. First and foremost, I prefer the coupe to the roadster (a convertible). Then I selected my exterior and interior color: Gun Metallic for the exterior and black leather for the interior. Without the extra packages, a new 2012 Nissan 370z runs at about $32,000.

I thought the sport package looked interesting, so I selected that at an extra $3,030; it comes with sport brakes, SynchroRev Match (manual transmission), 19” lightweight forged alloy wheels, front aero deflector and a rear spoiler. I also selected the Navigation Package, an extra $2,150, which allows for USB connectivity, a hard drive navigation system complete with a 7” touch screen monitor and voice recognition software. Along with a few more accessories such as a NISMO Suspension Spring Kit and Stabilizer Kit, my total came to $43,205.

There is not a huge selection of reviews for the Nissan 370z as it is a newer model, though the reviews I found liked were the Dynamic Styling, Powerful Engine, Synchro-Rev Match, and the good performance for the price. What reviewers disliked about the car was the tire/road noise, drive train noise, lack of interior space and lack of storage space. There were also complaints about fuel economy (the car is not exactly ‘Green’) with only about 18/26 mpg city/highway with manual transmission. With unlimited funds and my other collection of cars, I would hardly be worried about the noise, the limited space or the price of gas. At ‘The Car Connection’ consumers rated it as 6/10, with safety and performance it was given a 9/10 in both categories with an 8.2 for an overall review.







The following is a list of the Nissan 370z Fairlady’s Standard Features

Standard Features                        

VQ37VHR – 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 aluminum-alloy engine-•
332 hp @ 7,000 rpm-•
270 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm-•
Bore and stroke – 95.5 x 86.0-•
Compression ratio – 11:1-•
Maximum engine speed – 7,500 rpm-•
Emissions – Tier 2-Bin 5 (Fed); LEV2-ULEV (CA)-•
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) with Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) on intake valves-•
Twin-intake system-•
Nissan Direct Ignition System-•
Iridium-tipped spark plugs-•
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle-•
Longitudinally mid-mounted front engine/rear-wheel drive-•
Carbon-fiber composite driveshaft-•
6-speed close-ratio manual transmission-•
Power-assisted brakes –-•
12.6″ x 1.10″ vented front discs-•
12.6″ x 0.63″ vented rear discs-•
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)-•
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)-•
Brake Assist-•
Suspension and Steering
Front: 2-link double-wishbone aluminum-alloy suspension with aluminum subframe-•
Rear: 4-link aluminum-alloy suspension-•
Front and rear stabilizer bars-•
Ripple-control shock absorbers-•
3-point front strut tower brace-•
Rear underbody V-brace-•
Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering-•
Wheels and Tires
18″ x 8.0″ (front) and 18″ x 9.0″ (rear) 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels-•
225/50WR18 (front) and 245/45WR18 (rear) Yokohama® ADVAN Sport® high-performance tires-•
Comprehensive underbody airflow management-•
Front: Zero-lift-•
Drag coefficient (Cd): .30-•
Styling / Functionality
Automatic on/off headlights-•
High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights-•
LED taillights-•
LED illuminated Z® side marker emblems-•
Aluminum hood, doors and hatch-•
Body-color dual power heated outside mirrors-•
Dual exhaust outlets with finishers-•
One-touch hatch release-•
UV-reducing solar glass-•
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) with in-cabin microfilter-•
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System-•
3-bay gauge cluster (oil temperature, voltmeter and digital clock)-•
Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges with multi-function drive computer-•
Upshift indicator light (M/T only)-•
Power windows with one-touch auto-up/down feature and auto-reverse-•
Partial-down window mechanism-•
Power door locks with auto-locking feature-•
Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition-•
Remote windows down-•
Key-operated front windows up/down-•
Illuminated steering wheel-mounted cruise control-•
HomeLink Universal Transceiver-•
12-volt DC power outlets (2)-•
Retained accessory power and battery saver-•
Map lights-•
Tilt steering column with integrated gauges-•
Passenger seatback fall-down lever for driver-•
Variable intermittent windshield wipers-•
Auto-dimming rearview mirror-•
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors-•
Sun visor extenders-•
Cup holders (3)-•
Dash-mounted storage (N/A with navigation)-•
Lockable glove compartment-•
Parcel box (behind passenger’s seat)-•
Parcel shelves (behind seats)-•
Rear cargo cover-•
Seating and Appintments
Leather-appointed sport seats with synthetic suede inserts-•
Synthetic suede door panel inserts-•
Heated seats-•
8-way adjustable driver’s seat-•
4-way adjustable passenger’s seat-•
Power seats-•
Driver’s adjustable lumbar support-•
Driver-shaped bucket seat with thigh support-•
Passenger-shaped bucket seat-•
Driver and passenger side knee support-•
Leather-wrapped steering wheel-•
Leather-wrapped shift knob-•
Leather-wrapped parking-brake lever-•
Aluminum-trimmed pedals-•
Digital Bose® audio system with AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer-•
MP3/WMA CD playback capability-•
8 speakers, including dual subwoofers-•
Radio Data System (RDS)-•
Speed-sensitive volume control-•
XM® Satellite Radio [12]-•
Auxiliary audio input jack [13]-•
Illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls-•
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors [14]-•
Driver and passenger seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags [15]-•
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for occupant head protection [16]-•
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) [17]-•
Seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters-•
3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system-•
Active Head Restraints-•
Energy-absorbing steering column-•
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones-•
Hood buckling creases-•
Aluminum side-door guard beams-•
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)-•
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System-•
Vehicle Security System (VSS)-•

Curb Weights (lbs)
Manual transmission-3,278
Automatic transmission-3,314
Weight distribution-54/46
Weight distribution (with passengers)-53/47
2011 EPA Fuel Consumption Estimates
Manual transmission (city/hwy)-18/26
Automatic transmission (city/hwy)-19/26
EPA interior volume (cu. ft.)-51.6
EPA cargo volume (cu. ft.)-6.9
Fuel Tank (gals.)-19.0
Engine oil (qts.)-5.18
Exterior (inches)
Overall length-167.2
Overall length (NISMO)-173.4
Overall width-72.6
Overall height-51.8
Track width (inches)
18″ Aluminum-alloy wheels (front/rear)-61.0/62.8
19″ RAYS® forged alloy wheels (front/rear)-60.6/61.6
19″ NISMO/RAYS® forged alloy wheels (front/rear)-61.2/62.2
Interior (inches)
Head room-38.2
Leg room-42.9
Hip room-54.6
Shoulder room-54.4

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One Response to “My Fairlady”

  1. mrxon 14 Sep 2012 at 4:25 am

    if you have unlimited founds then buy a veyron!!!