2009 Nissan 370Z: 7,500 Mile Service
June 08, 2009
(The photo really has nothing to do with this blog, I just liked it.)
Last Friday I surprised our local Nissan dealership, Nissan of Santa Monica, by showing up with our 2009 370z. It was about due for an oil change (couple of hundred miles early if you must know), and that broken door sill panel was really bothering me.
The car was ready only a couple of hours after we'd dropped it off. This service was expected to run about $90, that includes the oil change and a bunch of inspections, but came up slightly short at $78.04.
Parts for the broken bits were not in stock and are on order.
The only surprise came at the end. Our service advisor let us know that the brake pads are low and will need to be replaced. Remember back when we first tested this car? When the brakes cooked on only two stops and scored the rotors? Well that's likely a factor in such short pad life. Also a factor is this car's speed, weight and attitude. It gets run pretty hard and the brakes get used harder than do, say, the brakes in the Focus. Pads are about $80 and we're thinking of saving a couple bucks and doing this one ourselves.
Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @
3,568 7,307 miles