Reliability/Cost of Ownership of the new Z?

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if my research is correct, the new Z will have the same engine as the Infinti Q50/60 Red Sport (VR30), and the transmission carried over from the 370Z (manual), and for the auto, a 9-speed that is similar to the one in the mercedes.

Does anyone have knowledge of how these VR30 engines are holding up? I owned a 2009 370Z and it was a dream for 4 years until the 7-speed auto gave me a few issues.

what about the 9-speed? I know Nissan/Infiniti plan to use it in many other applications so hopefully it has been tested. I will probably end up going with the auto
 

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Nine gears just seems total overkill for a sports car, either you are shifting all the time (remember you can't skip gears with the auto) or you give up and just let the car do it,,,,
 

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Nine gears just seems total overkill for a sports car, either you are shifting all the time (remember you can't skip gears with the auto) or you give up and just let the car do it,,,,
I think 9speed is definitely needed for sports cars. The Mustang GT has a 10-speed mind you and the Mustang GT is the #1 competitor to the new Z imo.
 

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Nine gears just seems total overkill for a sports car, either you are shifting all the time (remember you can't skip gears with the auto) or you give up and just let the car do it,,,,
I had an 8-speed ZF in my previous car and I agree it is probably good for fuel economy and keeping revs low on the highway, but when I was playing around in sport mode with the paddles I probably didn't go above 5th
 

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Hell I have the 7 speed auto 370, and when in manual I seldom use 6th or 7th. lol Yep, typo fixed to 7 speed....
 
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The 8Speed-ZF is awesome; I have it, and love it. It's super quick when shifting up while on boost, and also drops gears relatively quickly If i need to kick a Charger's ass on the highway. Plus for cruising, its awesome. When hooning around the city etc, i can get as low as 15mpg, and on highway I can get up to 34MPG when not in boost. The last two gears are for cruising, and it'll probably be same for the 9speed. Hopefully Nissan can get the tuning right.
 

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The new Honda is a 10apeed auto as well.

The VR30DDTT is a wards best engine. It’s pretty stout and reliability is regularly seen till 600hp and then you need to build up.
 
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