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Does everyone use their Z as a daily car? I am thinking of getting a cheap second car to burn around in just to keep the K's down. Suggestions? I

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Old 11-13-2009, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does everyone use their Z as a daily car? I am thinking of getting a cheap second car to burn around in just to keep the K's down.


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Yup, use my Z as my daily driver. Don't see why i should drive another car unless i need to pick up large goods that obviously don't fit. Have been the same for more than 5 months now.
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get an altima, maybe a coupe

i DD my Z, but if i had a garage for it and the money for another car i'd try to avoid it.
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What! Miss my daily dose of adrenalin?! No way, dude!
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yeah, mine is my daily drive....and loving it!

I was totally sick of having my garage full of cars (2) and motorbikes (1) and no space for even a beer fridge....now that really sucks - an aussie garage w/out a beer fridge....my friends are like "dude, no bar fridge...FAIL"...

so out with the RX 7 , out with the Ford Shopping Trolley (Fiesta) , out with the Hog,,, nah - keep the Hog, and in with the Z. ...got the 2nd biggest effin bar fridge now..ha ha

I drive 80k (half freeway, half city) each way to get to the office 3 times a week and no way would I drive a pile of junk just to keep the K's down. The Z is my daily adrenalin fix.

F*%k the kilometres, you have to live baby! , the Z is your servant not the other way around. It gets me so mad to hear ppl saying "oh I can't drive it on that day, it looks like it might rain" - for F*%k's sake just wash it if it gets dirty.

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I could use my wife's Mazda 2 and cut down half my 500 weekly Km's but I enjoy driving my car too much!
13,500kms and counting...argh!
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I was totally sick of having my garage full of cars (2) and motorbikes (1) and no space for even a beer fridge....now that really sucks - an aussie garage w/out a beer fridge....my friends are like "dude, no bar fridge...FAIL"...

so out with the RX 7 , out with the Ford Shopping Trolley (Fiesta) , out with the Hog,,, nah - keep the Hog, and in with the Z. ...got the 2nd biggest effin bar fridge now..ha ha

I drive 80k (half freeway, half city) each way to get to the office 3 times a week and no way would I drive a pile of junk just to keep the K's down. The Z is my daily adrenalin fix.

F*%k the kilometres, you have to live baby! , the Z is your servant not the other way around. It gets me so mad to hear ppl saying "oh I can't drive it on that day, it looks like it might rain" - for F*%k's sake just wash it if it gets dirty.

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thanks for the comments

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i'll take one! does it come with beer?
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HAHA... I daily drive both my cars.
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So, the adrenalin rush it is! DD time!
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Well, seriously, the way I figure it is that on your death-bed you ain't gonna be saying

"Geez, I should have driven my Z a lot less to keep the K's down"

get a grip - Life is *not* a rehearsal for some airy fairy afterlife according to the creation myths from a bunch of bronze age desert tribesmen (aka the abrahamic religions - judaism, christianity, islam).

Why waste your time driving anything else if you have the good fortune to drive a Z?

Oh, BTW I don't have any strong opionions on this... ;-)



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Well, seriously, the way I figure it is that on your death-bed you ain't gonna be saying

"Geez, I should have driven my Z a lot less to keep the K's down"

get a grip - Life is *not* a rehearsal for some airy fairy afterlife according to the creation myths from a bunch of bronze age desert tribesmen (aka the abrahamic religions - judaism, christianity, islam).

Why waste your time driving anything else if you have the good fortune to drive a Z?

Oh, BTW I don't have any strong opionions on this... ;-)



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Dude, what are you talking about???? Don't you know you'll have your z in heaven or hell?? (whichever way your life dictates), I'm gonna be cruising around with Jesus picking up chicks at maccas!!.... haha nah but spot on, you only live once and if you have something you enjoy use it as much as possible.... after all in a few years when you sell it or write it off, it's not gonna make a difference how many k's were on it to you (except for resale but meh)

If I didn't have to catch the bus every day to work in the city, I'd be driving my Z... although I'ver already got 4200km on it in 2 months because I drive it everywhere else...

stop being a girl Darren....... :P or if it worries you so much get the k's up to where Ronnie is now and all three of us can drive through the same intersection at the same time in different directions...
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I've done 5400K's in 6 weeks.

When I picked it up from the dealer I tossed my swag in the back and went for a 5 day round trip outback. C.Coast-Dubbo-Parkes-Temora-Bathurst-Sydney-C.Coast, 2000klicks just to ease the motor in.

Best thing I've done in a while. Its good to get to know the car, ease the motor in doing no more than 3000rpm and 100kph winding up and down through the gears on good roads with little stop-start traffic.

The biggest thing that annoyed me was all the "100kph limited" trucks flashing me and cramping me out along the roads outback, especially between Dubbo and Temora. Ended up pulling over more than few times to let them hurtle by at 130kph.

Look, its not the absolute number of K's . You'll get a lot more engine wear doing start-stop city congested driving with a poor run-in regime than open freeway klicks with a careful engine run in time.

I know most ppl just look at the odometer when at the dealers yard, but its a lot like just looking at just the total number of watts of a hi-fi rather than the quality of the amp (A, B ...) , the efficiency rating of the spkrs, the type of cables and so forth...

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Dude, what are you talking about???? Don't you know you'll have your z in heaven or hell?? (whichever way your life dictates), I'm gonna be cruising around with Jesus picking up chicks at maccas!!.... haha nah but spot on, you only live once and if you have something you enjoy use it as much as possible.... after all in a few years when you sell it or write it off, it's not gonna make a difference how many k's were on it to you (except for resale but meh)

If I didn't have to catch the bus every day to work in the city, I'd be driving my Z... although I'ver already got 4200km on it in 2 months because I drive it everywhere else...

stop being a girl Darren....... :P or if it worries you so much get the k's up to where Ronnie is now and all three of us can drive through the same intersection at the same time in different directions...
Springvale Rd and Princes Hwy Intersection can cater for 4!
I'm thoroughly enjoying my car cause I will hit 14,000km this week!
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