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Old 07-28-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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Question Is a nissan 350-z better that a 1997 z28 camaro?

1) Is a 2006 Nissan 350 z faster than a 1997 z28 camaro?
2) Is a 2006 Nissan 350 z a better car than a 1997 z 28 camaro?
3) Why is a Nissan 350 z so popular?
4) Is a Nissan 350 z more popular and more desired than a 1997 camaro z28 and why?
5) which would you rathar have?
6) why is a 1995 Honda Civic and a 1995 mitsubishi eclipse so desired?
7) Can a 1995 Honda Civic, a 1995 mitsubishi eclipse and a 2006 Nissan 350 z be compared to a ferarri more so than a 1997 camaro z28 based on power to weight ratio and maneuverability than the 1997 camaro z28 which is driven mainly by power and not maneuverability?

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:26 AM   #2
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Camaro is faster than all other cars mentioned.

350z may be nicer, but still slow as hell and no potential N/A. ANd boost is expenisve with minimal returns.

350z is heavy but handles decent.

Stick with the Z28 for the cheap aftermarket and great potential.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:20 AM   #3
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1) Is a 2006 Nissan 350 z faster than a 1997 z28 camaro?
2) Is a 2006 Nissan 350 z a better car than a 1997 z 28 camaro?
3) Why is a Nissan 350 z so popular?
4) Is a Nissan 350 z more popular and more desired than a 1997 camaro z28 and why?
5) which would you rathar have?
6) why is a 1995 Honda Civic and a 1995 mitsubishi eclipse so desired?
7) Can a 1995 Honda Civic, a 1995 mitsubishi eclipse and a 2006 Nissan 350 z be compared to a ferarri more so than a 1997 camaro z28 based on power to weight ratio and maneuverability than the 1997 camaro z28 which is driven mainly by power and not maneuverability?
1. probbably not
2. yes
3. because it looks great
4. yes..becuase its nicer
5. 350z hands down
6. because the 95 civic is highly customizable, and an eclipse is easy to make fast
7. no no no no no no no no no jesus these are passanger cars not supercars!!! i tihnk a civic with a good suspension can outhandle a camaro with the same
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:32 AM   #4
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:46 AM   #5
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:32 PM   #6
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I'm guessing a 97 Z28 will be about as fast acceleration wise as a 350Z. I think the 350Z is a more popular car right now because it is a sporty import with a good image among young drivers, while the Camaro is seen as a car that should be parked next to a double-wide with Whitesnake playing in the tape deck. Civics have a good image, and 95 Eclipses I believe had the AWD turbo option, which can be made very fast for very cheap. Keep in mind they have the legacy of being extremely unreliable when modded though (the Eclipse). I wouldn't compare either of these cars to a ferrari.

If you want a sporty car that's just overall nice, get the 350Z. If you want to go fast and don't care about the fine details of the car, stick with the Z28. If you want to go faster it will probably be a lot easier/cheaper with the Camaro. If you want a Sunday driver or track car (a non daily-driver) modding an AWD turbo Eclipse or it's sister the Eagle Talon Tsi. If you want to get a slow car and make it a little less slow, all while putting sweet racing stickers on it and a spoiler you could mistake for a tanning bed, get a Civic. Alright, I'm ragging on the Civic a lot, but the few fast ones I've seen have a ton of work done to the engine and have a completely stripped intertior.
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I'm guessing a 97 Z28 will be about as fast acceleration wise as a 350Z. I think the 350Z is a more popular car right now because it is a sporty import with a good image among young drivers, while the Camaro is seen as a car that should be parked next to a double-wide with Whitesnake playing in the tape deck. Civics have a good image, and 95 Eclipses I believe had the AWD turbo option, which can be made very fast for very cheap. Keep in mind they have the legacy of being extremely unreliable when modded though (the Eclipse). I wouldn't compare either of these cars to a ferrari.

If you want a sporty car that's just overall nice, get the 350Z. If you want to go fast and don't care about the fine details of the car, stick with the Z28. If you want to go faster it will probably be a lot easier/cheaper with the Camaro. If you want a Sunday driver or track car (a non daily-driver) modding an AWD turbo Eclipse or it's sister the Eagle Talon Tsi. If you want to get a slow car and make it a little less slow, all while putting sweet racing stickers on it and a spoiler you could mistake for a tanning bed, get a Civic. Alright, I'm ragging on the Civic a lot, but the few fast ones I've seen have a ton of work done to the engine and have a completely stripped intertior.

Plus most powerful civics usually ET or run like shit. Ive only seen a handful of powerful civics worth racing, wether it be street or track. Just harder to hook a FWD car.
I dominated a 440whp local civic driver. We went from a first gear roll and he was the mayor of spin city, haha.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:51 PM   #8
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I've seen the tuners crank out some fast N/A 350Z's...that 3.5 has got a lot of potential...it just costs an arm and a leg to unlock said potential. As far as the 350Z being heavy...it's comparable to the '97 Z28...just feels heavier due to it's lack of low end torque...something the LT1 made gobs of.

I would put my money down on the '97 Z28...at least from a performance standpoint. Civics are a dime a dozen and cheap as can be, it's easy for kids to get in and start the process of building a queer ass rice rocket.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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I just happened to stumble onto these forums, and I thought I would throw in my opinion. I was lucky enough to get a 1997 1LE Z28 in 1998. I have never driven a regular 1997 Z28, but I have driven a 350Z, so i might be able to offer some insight. The 1LE hands down obliterates the 350Z off the line. I might be comparing apples to oranges here, but the camaro rips off the line like there is no tomorrow compared to the 350Z, and although it is bigger, can corner just as sharp and stable. As far as top end, in my own experience, the 1LE CAN bury the needle at 155. It may take a little while, as it does not produce nearly as much power at higher RPM's like the LS1, as my 2002 can still take my 97 1LE after 130 MPH while accelating in 5th gear, but the 97 will get there a heck of a lot quicker. The 350Z fells very consistant, it doesnt really throw you back. It produces a very smooth clean acceleration. The camaro fells like someone just hit you in the forehead with a brick. The 350Z however does not really lose power between low RMP and high RPM, the Camaro seems to start loosing some oomph at about 4800-5000 RPM. So in closing, if you happen to be right next to a 350Z, while driving at 130-140 MPH (On a closed track of course) and you both gun it, thats about the only chance that 350Z has.
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