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YACT: Are all sports cars uncomfortable?

JohnCU

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I'm car shopping and been wanting a 350z for a while but finally got around to checking one out and sitting in it (friend has one) and it was way too firm and I couldn't imagine it being good for a long trip, he said that was the way it was with most sports cars. true?
 

JohnCU

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
If it's too stiff you are too old.
haha im 23!
Perhaps a Camry is in your future. ;)

FYI, a 250z is VERY soft for a 'sports' car.
i'd feel way too old driving a camry, i'm thinking the 07 altima or accord coupe, just wanted something that doesn't take 11 hours to get from 0-60 like my current 4 speed 105hp jetta :)
 

IronWing

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No, my Custom Cruiser GA is the most comfortable car I've ever driven.
 

Anubis

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Originally posted by: jdoggg12
sports cars aren't made for long trips....
umm ive driven a porsche 911 from mass to St Louis, and it was a blast
 

jdoggg12

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Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
Originally posted by: JohnCU
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
If it's too stiff you are too old.
haha im 23!
Perhaps a Camry is in your future. ;)

FYI, a 250z is VERY soft for a 'sports' car.
i'd feel way too old driving a camry, i'm thinking the 07 altima or accord coupe, just wanted something that doesn't take 11 hours to get from 0-60 like my current 4 speed 105hp jetta :)
07 camry se - 0-60 5.8 sec, looks pretty good with nice (classy) rims. Better than the accords.

07 camry > accord > altiima > older camrys


Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: jdoggg12
sports cars aren't made for long trips....
umm ive driven a porsche 911 from mass to St Louis, and it was a blast
yea, its not to say you cant, but its not what they were made for
 

iamwiz82

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Originally posted by: jdoggg12
sports cars aren't made for long trips....
I have no problem making long trips. The point of a car is to drive it. I enjoy mine whether I drive 5 miles or 500 miles.
 

halik

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
If it's too stiff you are too old.
QFMFT!

And by the way, 300ZX (prev generation) has the best stock seats I've ever sat it.
 

jdoggg12

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Let me rephrase...

sports cars arent made for long trips, just like f350s arent made to be drag trucks... but its easy to do 10s in a slighly modified one.


Just b/c its not MADE to do something doesn't mean it can't. I was just stressing that they're not DESIGNED to be comfy for long trips
 

ponyo

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Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: jdoggg12
sports cars aren't made for long trips....
umm ive driven a porsche 911 from mass to St Louis, and it was a blast
Ditto. I drove my Boxster from Atlanta to Chicago and it was super comfortable. My wife even remarked how comfortable she was throughout the entire trip. Nothing like a roadtrip in an open convertible during the summer! It was a blast!

Now with my 4 year old daughter, roadtrip means minivan. :(
 

Zenmervolt

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The 951 is one hell of a comfortable car. Drove it from Seattle to LA and back about a month ago.

ZV
 

JulesMaximus

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You need to weigh the value of being comfortable on long trips and whether or not this is something that's important to you. I've spent a couple hours in a Lotus Elise and while it is tiring the joy of driving it far outweighs the negatives.

All cars are a trade off, you trade comfort and utility for performance, you just need to decide what you are willing to trade in comfort for performance. I've never actually driven a 350Z but I have driven the G35 coupe a number of times and it's definitely a car I could live with on a daily basis.
 

sniperruff

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basically you have to find the perfect compromise. even for a TL, which is not supposed to be that hardcore, has pretty firm suspension i think. the suspension in the G35 sedan seems to be reasonable- not too stiff, but not much body roll either.
 

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