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The Z is on the list for the same reason as the Integra, however it's really a tarted up 350Z and doesn't provide anything remotely exciting for a driver's experience like the Integra does.
Fixed that for ya...😛

 

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Nissan you should be ashamed of yourself. You have forever turned me against your brand. Full Stop.
B-But muh brovid-19 supply chain block chain world war 3 shortage issues!
-Nissan


Meanwhile, dealers confirmed taking delivery of the first Ariya models in Canada, with 0 update on the Z. It's clear where their priorities are.
 
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B-But muh brovid-19 supply chain block chain world war 3 shortage issues!
-Nissan


Meanwhile, dealers confirmed taking delivery of the first Ariya models in Canada, with 0 update on the Z. It's clear where their priorities are.
I mean to be fair, do you blame them? Even if the new Z was head n toes above the competition (and it’s far from it 😔), it’d still be a low volume seller that ain’t gonna do much for Nissan’s bottom line.

With limited manufacturing resources, it’s smarter to prioritize the money maker models, especially EVs at this point. Even Toyota a far more profitable automaker doesn’t prioritize 2-door sports coupes enough to make their own.
 

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I mean to be fair, do you blame them? Even if the new Z was head n toes above the competition (and it’s far from it 😔), it’d still be a low volume seller that ain’t gonna do much for Nissan’s bottom line.

With limited manufacturing resources, it’s smarter to prioritize the money maker models, especially EVs at this point. Even Toyota a far more profitable automaker doesn’t prioritize 2-door sports coupes enough to make their own.
Low seller you say?
In Aus they have over 1000 units pre ordered. That’s not a low seller by our standards
 

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If there was decent availability, that would be another story for car of the year.. I would love to be a fly on the wall in some of the Nissan meetings. They can’t be happy with the way things are going. Japan has opened up so production should not be an issue. If it is a parts or chip issue a fix should be in place. My hope is that production will normalize (probably in 2024) & they can start to provide some inventory.
 

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I've been hearing this for a while now, and things only get worse. 2022 was supposed to be better.
I was definitely on the 'shortage and ADMs will be coming to an end, etc etc' - but everytime I look around - feels like the 'enthusiast' car is immune to things going back to reality. I So while I have hope that things will go back to normal in particular the used car market-it just feels like the 'enthusiast' car hasn't so far and not sure when it will.

I wonder how much of the reason for this is bc the people who were looking at Porsche and other high end vehicles are saying F THAT bc of ADMs and are looking at the $5-10k ADMs being added to the enthusiast car as a 'product of the market' so they are willing to pay them etc. I mean, seems like the GR Corolla will have crazy ADM, the new CTR is seeing min $5k ADM along with add-ons being added to make the price closer to the $55k-60k OTD (for a Civic - a GREAT Civic but still......a Civic) - so who knows when things will go back to normal - at least for the enthusiast.
 

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Low seller you say?
In Aus they have over 1000 units pre ordered. That’s not a low seller by our standards
Well I can’t speak to AU standards but by low seller I’m meaning relative to high volume sellers like Frontiers or Rogues on the order of 100,000s.

I think if the Z was a sporty practical car like a GTI or the new “Integra” it’d be easier for Nissan to market n prioritize, but (fortunately) it’s a dedicated 2-seater sports coupe whose only “practical” purpose is to provide an engaging fun drive for enthusiasts. Sadly, I think that type of car is inherently destined to be consistently low volume and trending downwards 😔, no matter how great the performance.
 

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Well….just got my mag.

I seriously doubt Nissan did any worthwhile suspension tuning to get the Z to market, just in the styling and looks department

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Z will win.

There has to be some payoff for all those press vehicles that have been floating around for near on 12 months now.
If a YouTuber can get one for a week, can you imagine how long a legit motoring journalist would've had one in their garage.

 

 
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