Share platforms and parts bins are key to lower cost sports cars today. The Miata sell well but needed Fiat sharing to hold cost down.
The Solstice and Sky relied on parts bins.
Even then updates are sparse and car lives are 10 years or less on average.
Few Z32s were ordered directly. Most were bought off the lots. At the time, the dealers ordered what they thought might sell. So they ordered T-tops, believing that almost all of their customers would want them. Those who requested a slicktop coupe were told they were not available, unless they wanted to wait for a year to get them. As a result, there were few available more because the dealers simply didn't order them in the first place. As for the twin turbos, now those were unusual because there was a group of buyers who wanted a Go Fast car. Within only a few years, most of them had been pretty well wrung out, and it was difficult to find a good one anywhere in the used market.
He is not alone. Like most sports cars from Japan they tend to be bland or copies.
The original Z was nice and copied much from Jag. This one they really missed it on the nose.
I should have mentioned his video as I watched it this morning. It is an excellent video and will likely get you excited about the new car.
Savage Geese review videos are the best online along with the Jason Cammisa videos. No one else even comes close. I’m getting tired of all the cliched YouTube clowns screaming “Woohoo!” in their reviews, but not explaining what the car actually is. Too many reviewers follow the herd and have no original thoughts.
The Z Cammisa Drag Race Replay video on Hagerty is also excellent. The production values are over the top.
He made a great point that instead of screwing up the gearing of the manual gearbox of the Z to meet noise regulations, as Porsche has done on its manuals, Nissan just used a quieter muffler, knowing owners would just replace the muffler anyway.
Good job Nissan!
Well while mechanically fine the design just has so little soul to it.
The best sports cars from Japan have had styling stolen from others like the original Z has a good bit of XKE in it. The Miata has a lot of Lotus.
While they tried to inject some of the original car here in the roof the nose really missed the mark. But it is better than most efforts.
As for life of this car you had better buy one while you can. It matters little but outside the Corvette and Miata most two seat cars no matter how good are dead in ten years or less. these are limited markets and most see limited lives.
Add to this the economy as if it gets tougher it could lead to shorter lives od limited production models. They are often the first to die.
Add to this the migration to electric could be the end of a number of small sports car.