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Im looking to buy a 350z or something fun to drive all year round and in the snow. Anyone had a 350z in the snow?
 

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They're great in a Florida winter.
 

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To me, the Japanese imports kinda fall into the same bucket - 350, G35, WRX, Evo so, if that's the case why not go with the all wheel drive variant - the WRX or EVO?
 

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I dont like the looks of the others. I was also thinking VR4 seeing there all wheel drive.
 

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Sounds like you are sticking to Japanese:

Mitsu vr4s aren't exactly known for their reliability.

The newer Lexus IS is available in awd.. only with an auto though. G35s (since you are mentioning 350) are available in awd as the g35x.
 

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Owned one in Colorado for 2 years - horrible. G35x is AWD and nicer than the Z, that's the call if you like the styling.
 

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Im looking to buy a 350z or something fun to drive all year round and in the snow. Anyone had a 350z in the snow?
Had friends have them and worked. Just need good winter tires. One had sandbags in the trunk too. Depends on the tires and your driving habits. I'd say go for it being that you like the car. Rear drive makes it fun too.
 

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I drive really slow on curves and taking off most of the time. Im still keeping my Elise just wan something sporty and I like the 350z 370z s60r volvo... Had a 3000gt loved it...
 

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I have a 350Z in Chicago.. it's a great little car. Fast, civilized. It can deal with a bit of snow bu it's not great in the snow. I''m not aware of any rear-wheel drive sport cars that are. Actually I'm selling mine if you're interested.. :)
 

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^ Almost like some match maker chit right there :p
 

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Pontiac Solstice GXP Couple. Decent in snow w/right tires. Faster than a 350Z and handles better. IMHO much better looking too.

If you can find one. Only about 600 or so GXP' coupes (turbo) were made.
 

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Thanks I was also thinking of a 370z seeing they go for around 20,000. Watched some youtube videos and guys had no problems in the snow.
 

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I'm not sure if you've driven both, but if a 370z is in your budget, don't even bother looking at the 350. It's night and day better...the motor, chassis, and even the traction control (for snow). The extra money spent for a 370Z is worth every penny.
 

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I second that. If the 370 is in the budget, why get a 350? Both are great but the 370 looks improved.

The 370Z Nismo S Tune :drool:
 

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At one point my 350 wasmy dream car, however I must say the interior was pretty rough. While I didn't find the motor in the 370 all that refined the interior was a huge leap forward for a daily driver.

But I think I'd go G35X over 370 for the same money. Great interior and AWD FTW.
 

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70k miles and 4 winters of experience with one, good DD.
 
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