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Thinking of buying this '85 Z31 Turbo

Old 02-13-2018, 09:34 PM
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Thinking of buying this '85 Z31 Turbo

Gretting Z world. I have been looking for a fun weekend/aux car and the 80's Z31s really caught my eye. I was on craigslist and found this surprisingly immaculate '85 Z31 turbo. it has everything I want in a 300ZX. Digital dash, original head unit, manual gearbox, turbo V6, beautiful interior. I wanted to know if this was a good buy, and what kind of gremlins these cars have. What should I watch out for?


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Old 02-14-2018, 06:57 AM
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Welcome to ZDriver! And gorgeous car. Look for rust... under the car, rockers, lower fenders, bumpers, etc. Also check the inside of the panels to see if they've been repaired. Ask for paperwork too. They are fun cars!
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The digital dash , engine electrics FI, gas tank ... a bit of rust takes out the pump ... it can be $$$$ to keep up /fix / find parts 30 yr old new-ish parts ...but your in cheap
care needs yo be taken starting an engine setting for yrs
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:32 AM
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The car looks good. Digital dashboards can be a problem. Rust, accidents, and owner neglect is what you have to carefully check for in any old car, not just a z31. Read this FAQ:


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Old 02-23-2018, 05:29 PM
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I remember owners in shock at knowing they needed the dash circuit board $900
​​​​​​​as a tack to watch reving they are a joke
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