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#1 zedevan

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:24 AM

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I'm sure many of us would have come across pictures of this car before [ http://www.ziptied.c...hp?topic=6734.0 ] and there are quite a few nice examples in japan

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most of them in australia seem to b the uglier 2+2 version, however they are eligable for importing, the downside is the import costs pretty much equal the cost of the car in japan (and the interior looks like vomit). although it would be awesome to get one thats already got an rb26 in it :D its about the only car that tempts me away from getting an s15...

Any recommendations for importers that would be able to get their hands on a modified, good condition car?

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:29 AM

a 180sx with a 240z front would also be tempting...but once again i dont think the 'local importer' would really enjoy trying to chase one down...

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:55 AM

My dad has a 2+2 200ZR, it has lots of potential. But he hasn't tweaked it as yet.
I agree that the 2 seaters are better looking.

Local 2 seaters pop up for sale from time to time, keep ypur eyes peeled.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

yedriven couple of these both 2 seater and 2+2. i kinda preffer the 2+2 as it seems more proportional. also prob cause im used to the oz cars.

Evan the old red rocker cover RB like in the 200zr are notorious for things failing. most on the end end up transfering the silver Rb20det over.

red ones have issues with the ECU, crank angle sensors, and coil packs. turbos are also smaller and weaker.

drivability is quite nice likes to have its rear end at 45deg when right foot planted.

other than that the interior can be bit shoddy which need some brightening up.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:09 PM


I'm sure many of us would have come across pictures of this car before [ http://www.ziptied.c...hp?topic=6734.0 ] and there are quite a few nice examples in japan


I'm pretty sure I've been in that 200ZR. Nice cars and plenty quick enough with an RB26. Obviously you have to be able to embrace the 80's interior.

I would consider getting an RB26 powered one if I was in the market for a fast car.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:56 PM

i actually prefer the 2+2 in the z31. I believe the  2 seeter look unproportionally stumpy
here is my old z31 Californian I am defiantly going to get this one back in a few years 

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:04 PM

i am pretty sure the top blue one is a 300zx with a big hp vg30et
and the black one has an rb26dett

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:58 PM

yeah the blue one isn't a 200zr, but looks the part...

for me, these cars definately fall more into the '240z replacement' category than a 'daily driver' category - even though i'm sure they could be ok at it when fixed up correctly! insurance also isn't that much nicer than newer imports

just thought i'd spread the love, and see how much love was out there! if the following pics aren't dam sexy, i dont know what is!

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:10 PM

Well I used to have a Z31 Cali and sold it but my young bloke has his for sale which is also a Cali but with the vg30et in it!! They are great cruisers!!
http://www.carsales....id=124301A9B958
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

once you fix the problems like leaky injectors the vg30e / et is a very strong motor. they they share a lot in commen with the rb30  eg injectors computer ect.
If you look at the heads they look identical to rb30 cut in half



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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:00 PM

wow

i never liked the z31's


but the 2 seaters look awsome when done right

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:34 AM

wow

i never liked the z31's


but the 2 seaters look awsome when done right


Im with you! The 2 seaters definately look like updated 240s...... I do need a daily?! z31 vs ute hmmmmmm :P

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

I would love a Z31 for a daily. Trouble is theres no way im getting Auto.. :P

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:18 AM

I bloody love these cars! I almost bought a black 200ZR a few years ago, but ended up with my 240Z instead! However, when I get a real job (and finish uni) I will be importing one for sure!
The black interior isn't bad at all really, just watch out for the horrible velvet blue and red, and the tacky tan leather :P

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

when I get a real job (and finish uni) I will be importing one for sure


the issue is though that for the same price u could prob buy an s15...and the only thing i can think of that this has over one of them is it isn't common, and doesn't have any stereo typical image associated with it. however when it looks nice like that blue one it probably isn't far off!

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:06 PM

the issue is though that for the same price u could prob buy an s15...and the only thing i can think of that this has over one of them is it isn't common, and doesn't have any stereo typical image associated with it. however when it looks nice like that blue one it probably isn't far off!


True, but it's got that certain 80's feel to it. The s15 might be faster, but WAY more common, and I agree do have that race-boy stigma attached to them.
That and I used to own an '85 2+2 N/A, which was a lot of fun, and still had that Z feel. 200ZR however would be much more fun!

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:15 PM

True, but it's got that certain 80's feel to it. The s15 might be faster, but WAY more common, and I agree do have that race-boy stigma attached to them.
That and I used to own an '85 2+2 N/A, which was a lot of fun, and still had that Z feel. 200ZR however would be much more fun!


Hate to burst your bubble, but I reckon 98 per cent of people that see one wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a 200zr and any of the other nissan sports coupes released between '85 and '95.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:24 PM

it's got that certain 80's feel to it

it definately does on the dash! lol

and i agree that most people probably couldn't tell them apart - but who cares about those people!...they're the ones that think a jazz or civic is a sports car...

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:44 PM

In my lifetime having owned/driven most nissan/datsun sports models starting from 1965 through to current date, the S15 is pretty hard to beat as an all-rounder.
Having said that my only criticism of an S15 is the engine sound, yet with all the power and refinement of the turbo and slick 6 speed g/box I do miss the low down torque and engine sound of music, of the nissan six cylinder Z engines. Lynton ;D

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:23 PM

Currently looking at getting a Z31 Californian, as a daily... stay tuned (is in getting inspection)
For what they are, and the cost etc, its a pretty good setup, couldnt get much better for $4k...




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