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amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:05 PM
Whats your opinion on the two cars?

dbhittin
09-03-2007, 03:07 PM
lux>sports car... depends what u want out of them

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:09 PM
im really interested in the G35 but i also like the 350Z but i dont know im just wondering what everyone elses opinion is on them

Jameseypoo
09-03-2007, 03:10 PM
I've always been a huge fan of the g35.

Doingstuffwell
09-03-2007, 03:13 PM
G35....

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:14 PM
ya thats what i was aiming at. now to choose between manual or auto? any opinions on that side?

uncfanforlife07
09-03-2007, 03:15 PM
get a g37, huge fan of the Z myself ( all Z's not just the 350). You could also wait untill nissan increases the displacement of the Z to a 370z? or wait for the rumored 500hp g37. also once bmw fixes the overheating problems of the bmw 335 that car will be realy good, 300hp 300lb tq stock twin turbo charged. you cant go wrong with any of the cars. are you looking to mod or leave stock. also get a stick if you dont mind it for dd, they are alot more fun than autos but autos really arent as bad as most people make them out to be. itreally depends on how you will be driving

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:17 PM
ill probably end up modding it like everything else. the G37 is gonna cost some cash isnt it? whats the 370Z gonna look like?

jmanpc
09-03-2007, 03:17 PM
They're the same thing, just rebadged...

I'd get the cheaper one.

RedlineAccord
09-03-2007, 03:22 PM
They're the same thing, just rebadged...

I'd get the cheaper one.

Except a huge difference in luxury and convenience... the Infiniti has the extra two seats, dont forget about that.

djgreg
09-03-2007, 03:22 PM
i think g35 coupe looks way better, but the z is the same **** thing and i've seen them go cheaper. if price was no issue ide go g35, but ill take the 350z for the price. use that extra money for a vortech supercharger or aps tt :).

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:25 PM
i c ya i like the G35 alot more but only if i can get a good price on it

Ferendon
09-03-2007, 03:26 PM
There will be no 370Z. There's a POSSIBILITY that the 350 will get the VQ37HR, but chances are it's gonna get a change from teh VQ35DE to the VQ35HR, and leave it at 3.5. Even if they do switch to the 3.7, they're not changing the name, which pisses me off, cause that's part of the Z's heritage. Also, I'd get the G35. Not the 4 door though. If I want a 4 door, I'll get one of the new 3.5 Altimas. The G35 is more fun for some reason, and it's more comfortable.

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:28 PM
ya id only get the coupe

Ferendon
09-03-2007, 03:29 PM
The 350Z is great for people wanting a purpose-built car. The G35 is a far superior daily, in all shapes and forms.

uncfanforlife07
09-03-2007, 03:29 PM
There will be no 370Z. There's a POSSIBILITY that the 350 will get the VQ37HR, but chances are it's gonna get a change from teh VQ35DE to the VQ35HR, and leave it at 3.5. Even if they do switch to the 3.7, they're not changing the name, which pisses me off, cause that's part of the Z's heritage. Also, I'd get the G35. Not the 4 door though. If I want a 4 door, I'll get one of the new 3.5 Altimas. The G35 is more fun for some reason, and it's more comfortable.

yeah i wasnt sure about the 350 getting a new name. that would really **** me off too if they didnt change the name to reflect the displacement. and i second getting a 2 door, i figured thats what you wanted since you were comparing it too the 350z. the g37 is going to be more but i didnt know you were going to get it used

djgreg
09-03-2007, 03:31 PM
btw i'm sure you'll love either one

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:31 PM
ive been searching for a G35 for a while now. anyone have any leads where i can get a good one for not that much money

Ferendon
09-03-2007, 03:31 PM
The G37 shouldn't even be considered until a couple years into production. Nissan doesn't have many recalls, but they've been known to have some BIG ones in the past... Just get an 03-04 G35 for the time being, and wait until the 09-10MY to get a G37.

amoffitt
09-03-2007, 03:33 PM
ya id probably stick to the 35 for a while 37 looks fun with its pedal shifts but looks like it costs alot

02parkave
09-03-2007, 07:45 PM
how much $$ you looking to spend?

amoffitt
09-04-2007, 02:47 AM
im not sure right now im trying to find the setup in the car that i like

Eugenics
09-04-2007, 03:01 AM
G35, looks great, fun to drive.

I've never been a huge fan of nissan/interiors, the leather has always felt cheap to me. I'd definately rock a g35 though... especially the sedan.

FineLinePimpin
09-04-2007, 10:28 AM
I prefer the g35 or 37 over the Z because the G has a longer wheelbase and more room. Its not as cramped feeling and i think looks better...WAY better. The BMW335 is nice but the twin turbo version will be avout 15k more than the G37. Yeah its quicker than the G but 15-20 is a huge chunk of change.

sxkicker89
09-04-2007, 11:40 AM
yea i like g35 for lux but for more sporty def 350z.im tryin to get my gf to upgrade from her eclipse gt to a shebly.lol i want it bad

Ferendon
09-04-2007, 01:44 PM
Those **** Shelby's are pulling $65k+ pretty consistenly....

sxkicker89
09-04-2007, 01:47 PM
im get a used one for like 40000

Jaja
09-04-2007, 01:47 PM
ive been searching for a G35 for a while now. anyone have any leads where i can get a good one for not that much money

Ur not really gonna find one for tht cheap but if u have a carmax in ur area ive seen G35s locally go for low 20s...

05gliguy
09-04-2007, 02:04 PM
g35

RidgelineNate
09-04-2007, 06:16 PM
the 350Z upgraded to the HR engine this year and there is not talk within Nissan on the next 350. We are actually hearing that there will be a break in production on the Z front once the GTR comes out in Spring. Same kind of break they took after the 300ZX.

As far as the differene between the two cars, you lose some HP going with the G35, but its a great car. It is a 350Z, mechanically. I work for Nissan and if I was to choose between the 2, I would take the G, just because its a 2+2.

The g37 is a beast though. I got to go to a demo event for it and it was sweet.

Make sure if you buy a 350Z, you go with a 04 or above, I would even recommend a 2005, they use some more Nismo parts in them and they are a better build.

Also in the 350Z, you lose HP going to an auto. Unless you look at a 2007, they are the same in 2007.

Alpine CDA-9815
09-04-2007, 06:52 PM
Buy which ever one you can afford IMO.

smd4life
09-04-2007, 06:55 PM
iv'e got a g35 sedan.....i love it....

a buddy's got a z, turbo'd and it's for sale :fyi:

bumpweLL.nYc
09-12-2007, 10:51 PM
350z cause its the same and cheap
way too many g35's around these parts, theyre killin it!

Ferendon
09-14-2007, 03:42 AM
Way too many G35s around here too. They're almost as bad as Mustang's these days.

Scoobydoo
09-14-2007, 03:50 AM
BS thread, you cant afford either, your not looking, you just wanted a discussion, come back when you buy the car and have pics!!!!

amoffitt
09-14-2007, 04:55 PM
ya i was thinking G35 for the cargo room

Ferendon
09-14-2007, 11:52 PM
G35 all the way. The 350Z is a disappointment to the Z name. Kick *** car, if it serves your purpose, but I don't know many people that want 2 seats, no cargo room, a **** stereo, mediocre power, and a $30k starting price. Might want to check out the BMW 1 and 3 series. The 335i is hot, but a bit pricier.

vvblazers777
09-15-2007, 05:48 PM
G35 ftw.

MemphisLove.
09-15-2007, 06:18 PM
I LOVE my 350Z.

bumpweLL.nYc
09-16-2007, 10:48 PM
G35 all the way. The 350Z is a disappointment to the Z name. Kick *** car, if it serves your purpose, but I don't know many people that want 2 seats, no cargo room, a **** stereo, mediocre power, and a $30k starting price. Might want to check out the BMW 1 and 3 series. The 335i is hot, but a bit pricier.

ahem im sorry but if you want a sports car then only 2 seats and no cargo room shouldnt be a concern. Mediocre power? show me something better from a 6. The 335 needs a biturbo to make decent power, a 350 with 10lbs would smoke it silly. The 1 series, are you kidding me? 30k starting price? maybe when they were first released. You could get a 350 for less than an audi a3

Eugenics
09-16-2007, 10:54 PM
ahem im sorry but if you want a sports car then only 2 seats and no cargo room shouldnt be a concern. Mediocre power? show me something better from a 6. The 335 needs a biturbo to make decent power, a 350 with 10lbs would smoke it silly. The 1 series, are you kidding me? 30k starting price? maybe when they were first released. You could get a 350 for less than an audi a3

The 335 doesn't NEED the biturbo engine to make 300hp, they could easily stick the last gen M block in and get more, you uneducated bastard. The biturbo system allows it to have a broad torque curve that starts down low while maintaining decent fuel economy. You can chip them for around 400hp stock.

And you're comparing an aftermarket 350z to a stock 335. Of course a turbo'd 350 could smoke it. Drop 10 grand into a 335 and see what it does.

hoss
09-16-2007, 10:54 PM
i looked at the Z's, and the G's before i bought. the G was a nice car, no doubt, and going into it i was leaning heavily towards the Z. after driving both, seeing the interiors and overall styling, i went with the Z.

i was after a sports car though. i wanted plain straight up fun to drive performance. as for the styling though, my Z came with a stillen spoiler on it, and i would not want to buy a naked butt Z, the tail just doesnt look that great IMO in raw form.

RedlineAccord
09-16-2007, 10:57 PM
The nismo 350z = ****

bumpweLL.nYc
09-16-2007, 11:06 PM
The 335 doesn't NEED the biturbo engine to make 300hp, they could easily stick the last gen M block in and get more, you uneducated bastard. The biturbo system allows it to have a broad torque curve that starts down low while maintaining decent fuel economy. You can chip them for around 400hp stock.

And you're comparing an aftermarket 350z to a stock 335. Of course a turbo'd 350 could smoke it. Drop 10 grand into a 335 and see what it does.

hahaha i love the namecalling
350z=best bang for the buck, drop 10 grand in it and youre still in for less than a 335, which is not much cheaper than the last gen M anyway so beat it nerd

Eugenics
09-17-2007, 01:52 PM
hahaha i love the namecalling
350z=best bang for the buck, drop 10 grand in it and youre still in for less than a 335, which is not much cheaper than the last gen M anyway so beat it nerd

Right, and on top of that you have that many more maintenance problems, worse driving dynamics, poor fuel economy, two less seats, half the build quality, no warranty, etc. etc.

Beat it n00b

SethPhillips
09-17-2007, 01:53 PM
i'll take the 350z in an armanti suit thank you!

Eugenics
09-17-2007, 02:06 PM
who is armanti?

Eugenics
09-17-2007, 02:06 PM
i'm going to take a wild guess and say that you probably have bad hearing problems.

SethPhillips
09-17-2007, 02:08 PM
im gunna take a wild guess and say ur blind...

RidgelineNate
09-17-2007, 02:11 PM
The nismo 350z = ****


we have #500 sitting on our showroom right now. We had #100 and sold it a couple weeks ago.

Paddywad
09-17-2007, 02:37 PM
The nismo 350z = ****
:iagree:

bumpweLL.nYc
09-19-2007, 12:10 PM
Right, and on top of that you have that many more maintenance problems, worse driving dynamics, poor fuel economy, two less seats, half the build quality, no warranty, etc. etc.

Beat it n00b

same could be said if you chip a 335. They already have overheating problems but Im sure theyll fix that as BMW service is top notch. I think the 335 is a hell of a car but putting it in the same sentence with the 350 its like apples and honeydew.
have you ever driven a 350 though? First gear is useless so lets not talk about torque. You can be in 5th going 60, mash it and it still pulls hard. The interior/plastics dont come close to those in a BMW but I would say theyre better than a vette. Driving dynamics felt perfect to me but that was a track edition z that i drove.

EnvEe 02
09-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Looking at all the people in and around my town that drive either the Z or g35, Id say the g35 is more of a girls car. Id take the Z over it anyday.

hoss
09-19-2007, 12:34 PM
same could be said if you chip a 335. They already have overheating problems but Im sure theyll fix that as BMW service is top notch. I think the 335 is a hell of a car but putting it in the same sentence with the 350 its like apples and honeydew.
have you ever driven a 350 though? First gear is useless so lets not talk about torque. You can be in 5th going 60, mash it and it still pulls hard. The interior/plastics dont come close to those in a BMW but I would say theyre better than a vette. Driving dynamics felt perfect to me but that was a track edition z that i drove.

several people say that the base feels faster than the track/enthusiast/etc version because of the engine tuning. those models with the added hp sacrifice some of the down low torque curve.

how do you consider first gear to be useless though? i can use mine, you just get a fair bit of wheel spin if you launch close to or over 2k rpm.

on a side note, i took down a db9 from a roll last night in my Z :) . had it bogged in second gear a little bit when he dumped on the throttle. im pretty sure the guy just ****** at driving though, seeing as he should have been slightly faster than me.

bumpweLL.nYc
09-19-2007, 01:02 PM
several people say that the base feels faster than the track/enthusiast/etc version because of the engine tuning. those models with the added hp sacrifice some of the down low torque curve. how do you consider first gear to be useless though? i can use mine, you just get a fair bit of wheel spin if you launch close to or over 2k rpm.
the only one ive driven was a track so even that you couldnt really get on it in first, so it comes down to the driver. but its probably an advantage on the highway? plus cant deny the suspension





on a side note, i took down a db9 from a roll last night in my Z :) . had it bogged in second gear a little bit when he dumped on the throttle. im pretty sure the guy just ****** at driving though, seeing as he should have been slightly faster than me.

what did it get up to? whats the top speed outta 2nd gear? sweet

Eugenics
09-19-2007, 01:57 PM
same could be said if you chip a 335. They already have overheating problems but Im sure theyll fix that as BMW service is top notch. I think the 335 is a hell of a car but putting it in the same sentence with the 350 its like apples and honeydew.
have you ever driven a 350 though? First gear is useless so lets not talk about torque. You can be in 5th going 60, mash it and it still pulls hard. The interior/plastics dont come close to those in a BMW but I would say theyre better than a vette. Driving dynamics felt perfect to me but that was a track edition z that i drove.

The thing about chipping the 335 is that you still retain the warranty (as far as i know there are people who have returned the ECU to stock when they took it in for service and had no problems)... can't do that with the 350.

the 335 vs. the 350 is a funny comparison, apples and oranges. But i believe that the 335 is better on the track and off.

The torque is very useful ;)

And i dont doubt for a bit that the 350z interior is better than the Vettes.

zack1442
09-19-2007, 03:59 PM
i like the 350 ...the 35 is just a lux more for fitting people in it fast car...the 350z's r sick as hell

Ferendon
09-20-2007, 01:51 AM
ahem im sorry but if you want a sports car then only 2 seats and no cargo room shouldnt be a concern. Mediocre power? show me something better from a 6. The 335 needs a biturbo to make decent power, a 350 with 10lbs would smoke it silly. The 1 series, are you kidding me? 30k starting price? maybe when they were first released. You could get a 350 for less than an audi a3
Something better from a 6? A sports car has to have a 6 now? As far as the motor in the Z goes, it's an awesome engine, but the power is poorly placed in the power band. They roast tires, and by the time they grab their curves or on the down side. At freeway speeds, you can't get low enough in the rpms to pull some real power out of the VQ. I've got track experience in the 350, and quite a bit of it. I love the car, but it doesn't have the top end balls it should.



hahaha i love the namecalling
350z=best bang for the buck, drop 10 grand in it and youre still in for less than a 335, which is not much cheaper than the last gen M anyway so beat it nerd
10 grand won't take you very far with a Z. I can spend 10k on my car, right now, and have 430hp/380tq to the wheels (stock is 220hp/200tq), a track-worthy suspension, with enough change left for a new head unit. I smoke Zs now, and I have exhaust and a few bolt ons. And I MAY have spent $1000 in mods on my car.

Eugenics
09-20-2007, 02:16 AM
and you drive a.....?

RipDaJacka
09-20-2007, 02:28 AM
I would trade my car and toes for a G35..all black with tinted windows

hoss
09-20-2007, 07:55 PM
I would trade my car and toes for a G35..all black with tinted windows

g37 > g35 :yumyum:

id still take a Z over both though.

Kaltenberg
09-21-2007, 05:41 PM
My friends mom and dad both just got g35's, one coupe and one 4 dr they are sweet. Very luxery but wen you get on it (i got 2 drive :) ) it just takes off. They dont call them the american skyline for nuttin. I havent been in or drivin a 350z but im sure they are just as impressive. Choice is yours.

Eugenics
09-21-2007, 05:43 PM
My friends mom and dad both just got g35's, one coupe and one 4 dr they are sweet. Very luxery but wen you get on it (i got 2 drive :) ) it just takes off. They dont call them the american skyline for nuttin. I havent been in or drivin a 350z but im sure they are just as impressive. Choice is yours.

they're called skylines in japan.

Ferendon
09-24-2007, 09:56 PM
No they are not. There is a very similar car, badged as a Nissan, in Japan, that is called the Skyline. And over there, it's a larger 4-door sedan, no 2 door. And the 2-door that everyone refers to as the Skyline, is in fact the GT-R, which shares no sheet metal with the Skyline sedan.

ctt0002
07-07-2008, 08:47 PM
i'd rather go with a 350z. Its really your taste. Are you into speed or luxury? speed=350z luxury=g35 or g37 or just wait for the 370z come out but i've seen some pictures of it, it looks ugly!!! And if you really wanna ball...wait for the GTR

wErd
07-07-2008, 10:08 PM
i'd rather go with a 350z. Its really your taste. Are you into speed or luxury? speed=350z luxury=g35 or g37 or just wait for the 370z come out but i've seen some pictures of it, it looks ugly!!! And if you really wanna ball...wait for the GTR

are you retarded.

bigbirney420
07-07-2008, 11:11 PM
The G's are really nice, and fast. The 350Z are ok, but the drivers I run into **** and think their **** is really a fast car. Buy a G, dont be one of those guys.

hoss
07-08-2008, 06:50 AM
are you retarded.

maybe he just likes old threads :confused:

mk5blood
07-30-2008, 03:27 PM
**** Both Them Get A 90-96 300zx Twin Turbo Stock U Can Kill Both G35 &350z And The 300zx Is Way Cheaper And Looks Better

Echo42987
07-30-2008, 03:30 PM
guys this thread started last year. And I'm assuming he chose a car by now if not he's still driving that impala in his ava

andrewmoore13
07-30-2008, 03:39 PM
i think there are 10 or 12 other posts on this topic. thanks for bringing it up yet again!

kpax478
07-30-2008, 03:46 PM
They both are the same vehicle with just a little cosmetic difference. Engine and Transmission are the same, just depend on the driver when doing their business on the freeway.

hoss
07-30-2008, 05:54 PM
They both are the same vehicle with just a little cosmetic difference. Engine and Transmission are the same, just depend on the driver when doing their business on the freeway.

i know the thread is old, but i came here to prove you wrong :)

engine and trans are the same, but that does not make them the same vehicle with the same performance...

suspensions are different, i do believe wheel base dimensions are different, and i know for a fact that the G's are heavier than the Z's, and are thusly slower (albeit, marginally).

j3bus2k3
07-30-2008, 09:28 PM
i know the thread is old, but i came here to prove you wrong :)

engine and trans are the same, but that does not make them the same vehicle with the same performance...

suspensions are different, i do believe wheel base dimensions are different, and i know for a fact that the G's are heavier than the Z's, and are thusly slower (albeit, marginally).

Yup yup. I have an 04 G35 6MT coupe and drive a friends 350Z periodically. 350's suspension is much stiffer and the cars much more agile and nimble. But the interior is ****ing hideous. You sit too low for the side windows and have a **** poor rear visbility. I'll take a softer suspension, and comfortable leather interior everyday of the week for the extra $$$.

hoss
07-30-2008, 09:38 PM
Yup yup. I have an 04 G35 6MT coupe and drive a friends 350Z periodically. 350's suspension is much stiffer and the cars much more agile and nimble. But the interior is ****ing hideous. You sit too low for the side windows and have a **** poor rear visbility. I'll take a softer suspension, and comfortable leather interior everyday of the week for the extra $$$.

meh, matter of oppinion :)

i wanted a sports car, not a quick luxury vehicle, so i bought the Z :) . drove both though, both are impressive, i actually liked the bare bones and raw interior feel of the Z over the plushness of the G.

Lingerfelt
07-30-2008, 09:48 PM
**** Both Them Get A 90-96 300zx Twin Turbo Stock U Can Kill Both G35 &350z And The 300zx Is Way Cheaper And Looks Better

Ya Man Why Not Just Get A 93 Mustang GT 5.0 And Supercharge It It Will Blow Away Both Of Them And The 300ZX Too And Look Better Because That Isn't A Matter Of Opinion Lol.

azbass
07-30-2008, 09:51 PM
the g35 eats front brakes and tires, the Z im sure not as much.

id take a g37 though.

TerryMorgan
09-09-2008, 02:24 PM
350z is faster, but less luxurious.

If you want a car that is very fast but a bit weaker than the 350z, with a lot more luxury (And back seats), get the G35.

Either way, both cars are fun.

bball09124
09-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Lotus Elise ;)

comp2007
09-12-2008, 04:08 PM
g35

Rookie_80
09-12-2008, 04:11 PM
need a poll

quakerroatmeal
09-12-2008, 04:17 PM
GTO's are a slug around corners though. Very fast in a straight line nonetheless.