Nissan 300zx Vs. Mustang GT


HighRev87
07-18-2004, 05:24 PM
Hey im looking for my next car and need all the help I can get. However from this post I dont want any Import Vs. Domestic BS. Just think of the cars as if they came from the same company. Now which is better?

91300zxtt
07-18-2004, 06:17 PM
better what? you want help you need to be specific

pre98zetec
07-18-2004, 06:32 PM
300ZX n/a or TT?? TT will kill it. GT will kill N/A.

Case closed.

HighRev87
07-18-2004, 06:43 PM
Performance, feel, enjoyable, and reliability.
Thanks for help so far.

BP2K2Max
07-18-2004, 07:04 PM
if you're looking into a turbo 300z, then that's the way to go. otherwise you may be happier in the mustang.

pre98zetec
07-18-2004, 07:10 PM
Reliabilty goes to the GT Hand's down, N/A motor's are always more reliable then Turbocharged motor's.

91300zxtt
07-18-2004, 08:04 PM
Reliabilty goes to the GT Hand's down, N/A motor's are always more reliable then Turbocharged motor's.

HEM HEM wrong. i dont know where you are pulling that from. go for the 300zx honestly. unless you talkin like 98 and over gt.

as for sk8er in ny:greddy2:

pre98zetec
07-18-2004, 09:07 PM
HEM HEM wrong. i dont know where you are pulling that from. go for the 300zx honestly. unless you talkin like 98 and over gt.

as for sk8er in ny:greddy2: :thefinger :thefinger

91300zxtt
07-18-2004, 09:12 PM
:thefinger :thefinger

haha all i got to say to you is this:owned:

and go 300 all the way man

pre98zetec
07-18-2004, 09:12 PM
postwhore

91300zxtt
07-18-2004, 09:17 PM
postwhore

if you have nothing productive to say dont post at all. at least give him advice. sorry for getting off topic to the thread starter, we are trying to rid the forums of ppl like that

pre98zetec
07-18-2004, 09:18 PM
if you have nothing productive to say dont post at all. at least give him advice. sorry for getting off topic to the thread starter, we are trying to rid the forums of ppl like thatYeah, You should ban me

Joseph1082
07-18-2004, 09:21 PM
Um, I don't want A fight, but I am pretty sure that everyone knows that n/a is more realiable than FI... this is not just coming from me, this is coming from people I know who own Turbo cars. I know when people are shoping they try to stay away from Turbo cars w/ high miles. Simply speaking if you are boosting 15Psi then this is double the stress on the engine than if it was n/a.
I would get the 300ZX TT if you plan to mod... just slap on bigger turbo's. But I'd get the GT if you plan to keep it stock. There is no place for a 300ZX n/a in this comparison so I won't comment.

91300zxtt
07-18-2004, 09:24 PM
Um, I don't want A fight, but I am pretty sure that everyone knows that n/a is more realiable than FI... this is not just coming from me, this is coming from people I know who own Turbo cars. I know when people are shoping they try to stay away from Turbo cars w/ high miles. Simply speaking if you are boosting 15Psi then this is double the stress on the engine than if it was n/a.
I would get the 300ZX TT if you plan to mod... just slap on bigger turbo's. But I'd get the GT if you plan to keep it stock. There is no place for a 300ZX n/a in this comparison so I won't comment.

HAHA we are just messing around, of course most turbo engines are more reliable.

NISSANSPDR
07-18-2004, 10:53 PM
300ZX TT...handles better and put together better than the GT...not to mention I think it looks better

3kgt8
07-19-2004, 02:34 AM
A 300ZX n/a could probably take on mustang gts before the 99's.

kman10587
07-19-2004, 02:42 AM
I really doubt it...pre-99 GTs ran the quarter mile about 15 flat, N/A 300ZX runs mid to high 15's.

Z_Fanatic
07-19-2004, 02:49 AM
Aren't GT's V8? And stock N/As are 222Hp at the crank, so if GTs are V8s with more horsepower, :dunno: it's not a fair comparision in terms of straighline boost.

As for the TT, as I answered it in your earlier threads, get it if you're willing to go with the maintainenance. Like most cars, if you maintain well, it will last long. There are as many TTs as N/As out there, both high mileages, both reliable engines, both running fine. VGs are excellent engines.

3kgt8
07-19-2004, 03:24 AM
pre -99 gts arent all that fast. im pretty sure with a good driver 300zx could take the GT.

mason_RsX
07-19-2004, 07:02 AM
Horsepower is one thing, but isn't the 300zx a very heavy vehicle? I could have sworn I read a moderator saying that. With alot of weight and a na v6 you would think the 300zx would lose. However, when you consider everything I am not a fan of the Gt's look, or handling compared to the 300zx so I would go with it...but with the tt

GTStang
07-19-2004, 07:12 AM
Well the starter of this thread did not say what year Mustangs or a TT 300ZX. I think if it's a N/A 300ZX I would probably rule it out.

As far as a GT Stang vs. a 300ZXTT I guess it would come down to what car you like the look of and how your gonna want to get your power. Cause both cars have plenty of mods available and both can be made very fast very easy.

youngvr4
07-19-2004, 01:40 PM
Horsepower is one thing, but isn't the 300zx a very heavy vehicle? I could have sworn I read a moderator saying that. With alot of weight and a na v6 you would think the 300zx would lose. However, when you consider everything I am not a fan of the Gt's look, or handling compared to the 300zx so I would go with it...but with the tt


your thinking of my car :lol:

300zxtt all the way, i don't see much compariosn unless your just an import hater. me i love both import and domestic, but in this case i'm going 300zx tt

nbw
07-19-2004, 04:09 PM
I would vote the more "fun" vehicle to be the 300zx. its smaller and lighter and will handle better then the mustang.
As for reliability it really depends on the individual car you are looking at rather then just the brand name. The mustangs are preaty rock solid as far as drivetrain goes. I am not sure about the 300zx's though but I havent heard of any piticular problems with the N/A but if your looking for a TT havesomeone who knows a good deal about turbochargers take a look at it. Those cars are getting old and depending on how it was taken care of those turbo's may be going bad.
If your looking for a car to race your buddies in the GT wont be a bad choise at all. huge aftermarket and parts are fairly cheap.
I would go for the 300zx(N/A) over the mustang GT. There are less of them around, they look almost exotic, they handle better and they weigh less. but thats just me and my taste's.
As for the TT, no question about it I would rather have that one over all of the above :P

Z_Fanatic
07-19-2004, 08:25 PM
I would vote the more "fun" vehicle to be the 300zx. its smaller and lighter and will handle better then the mustang.
As for reliability it really depends on the individual car you are looking at rather then just the brand name. The mustangs are preaty rock solid as far as drivetrain goes. I am not sure about the 300zx's though but I havent heard of any piticular problems with the N/A but if your looking for a TT havesomeone who knows a good deal about turbochargers take a look at it. Those cars are getting old and depending on how it was taken care of those turbo's may be going bad.
If your looking for a car to race your buddies in the GT wont be a bad choise at all. huge aftermarket and parts are fairly cheap.
I would go for the 300zx(N/A) over the mustang GT. There are less of them around, they look almost exotic, they handle better and they weigh less. but thats just me and my taste's.
As for the TT, no question about it I would rather have that one over all of the above :P

Mustangs have rock solid drivetrain and very reliable? :rofl: Foooooorrrdddd.....

Anyway, those who are not aware of Z32s (90+ 300ZX), a 2+2 N/A is about 3420 lbs, convertible is 3450 lbs, and a two-seater TT is 3300 lbs.

kman10587
07-19-2004, 08:37 PM
the 5.0 powertrain is extremely reliable.

genjy
07-20-2004, 02:30 AM
RWD Ford vehicles are really reliable. It's one thing Ford knows how to design and produce well. You wouldn't see all those old and banged up Mustangs, Aerostars, Rangers, T-Birds, Crown Vics and such still running around if they were that high maintanence and unreliable.

Z_Fanatic
07-20-2004, 06:09 AM
I've heard many problems with transmission and parts alone. Not trying to argue, but these were claims from the die-hard GT fans.

5.0killer
11-12-2010, 03:38 PM
im tired of every 1 bad mouthing the 300zx i have a 91 2+2 5 speed that is stock ive beat automatic 5.0s and ive beat 5 speed 5.0s years ranging from 85-95 with no problems and please believe im not bad mouthing the mustang i like mustangs too but the 300zx is superior in everyway now if you get a cobra thats a different story oh yeah and ive really raced these cars on the street so i know from exp

repoguy
04-30-2011, 12:34 AM
Well, I can definitely say without a doubt the 300zx auto transmissions are weak. My 1990 zx auto went out on me and after reading multiple forums that seems to be the trend with those.

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