In a random moment of madness i bought a 2006 Nissan teana 3.5 ex… :eh:
I have secretly always liked the teanas in japan, they had a sportier look than the local taiwanese version with the sports kit and larger wheels and obviously the detuned 350z engine.
Problem was all the taiwan models were 2.0 or 2.3, had the lower specs and were without the bodykit,wheels etc.
But i found one with the same parts as the japanese version, it has the factory bodykit, wheels, pearl white colour (my fav colour in the world) all the interior upgrades and best of all… the Vq35 engine mated to the NON cvt gearbox :discodance:
It was in taichung being sold by a rather upmarket car dealer, the guy traded it in for a porsche truck, i took the VIN and plate number drove down to nissan and had them pump it into the computer, the last service was 2 months ago and the last milage matched up with its present milage (only 34k) its had one owner and been serviced on time everytime.
Only faults were a steering pipe replacement.
I then took it to my local tuner today and had the car checked out inside and out, not a single ding, no evidence of flooding or accidents, only fault was the rear pads are a bit worn, tyres are halfway through their life and the rear monitors (it has a pair hooked up) arent connected to the front screen so arent displaying.
The lcd display has satnav, a similar menu to the bmw idrive, tv and dvd… oh and a reversing camera.
seats are electric and work, as does the massaging feature.
gearbox changes cleanly in all gears, power is pretty brutal and pulls to 100 with 3 people in the car in around 7 seconds, engine is silent, brakes are sharp, the traction control switch works as does the power mode (more aggresive gear changes)
only thing is it handles like a boat, most likely due to the tyres being sonar low noise shite.
i bought her for 460k on the road, no hidden charges or extras
Pick her up in a day or 2, number plate isn’t bad either.
I was planning on installing my HKS F-CON ecu and advancing the ignition to bump the power back to 350z levels, but 240bhp with instant torque is enough in town i think, perhaps the extra 40bhp wont be so noticeable… we’ll see.
Oh and im researching online to find out how to get the 350z noise, theres an front Y pipe you can buy that apprently does this…
Anyway take a look at the pics, its really a lovely car and it stands out from all the other teanas on the road