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I will say I have never been on a forum where so many people (a vocal minority, anyways) have been so concerned with what other people are doing with their

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I will say I have never been on a forum where so many people (a vocal minority, anyways) have been so concerned with what other people are doing with their lives. As if someone trading in their Z on something else has any impact on your life whatsoever!
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:24 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I hear ya bro... I wasn't talking about you specifically. I've just seen so many threads where people are complaining that there Z isn't faster.

It's a fun car to drive but it's not a super car or a race car. It's a super sexy, middle of the pack sports car. Love it for what it is. Don't hate it for what you want it to be.
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Minus the reasons of having a baby, buying a house, moving, crashed it, got laid off, blew the motor, or deporting, what reasons are people selling it?

Personally I'm probably keeping the car for 5-6 years. I'm already bored of the power, and the amount of money spent for full bolt-ons/tune or boost comes with unsatisfying gains in terms of hp/$. For handling the curves and drifting, it does well, but the straights leave much to desire.
I sold my Z last month. I loved the car. it was 2010 Fully loaded all options.. with 8,000 miles.. I just got married, bought a new house, thinking of expenses and moving forward, it was not practical to keep a 2 seater sitting in garage, payments and not even drive in winter.. harsh winters here in Northern Virginia. I traded in/ and got a 2013 mazda CX-5 (love the space, 31MPG city, lack of power..need to live w/ that)..oh well, but it's about priorities..

Z is a great car. BUT there is a time and place for everything in life.
In a few years, I will either getting a GT-R or 4 seater sports sedan.. (M5 or Panomara).. let's see..


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I probably got my Z with odd timing

Just before having a baby, after a 65K wedding, living in a condo which requires me to rent a spot...

BUT, I love this thing, I have some "Z" fanboyism in me.....so she's not going anywhere...some people are just not attached to their car as much, I on the other hand get very attached, especially as its a car I've wanted for ages.

I would only get rid of it if it became a strain which in some ways it is, but I'll do whatever is necessary to keep her

I love the car for what it does and what it was made to do
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I will say I have never been on a forum where so many people (a vocal minority, anyways) have been so concerned with what other people are doing with their lives. As if someone trading in their Z on something else has any impact on your life whatsoever!
Maybe other forums don't have that exact symptom, but every car forum has loads of insecure posts about the cars. I'm a member of three currently, and a lurker on a few more. There are always these sorts of posts, maybe not about "who's selling", but about plenty of other stuff.
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Maybe other forums don't have that exact symptom, but every car forum has loads of insecure posts about the cars. I'm a member of three currently, and a lurker on a few more. There are always these sorts of posts, maybe not about "who's selling", but about plenty of other stuff.
I'm on more car forums than I can count on two hands and I've never seen anything like this before.
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I will say I have never been on a forum where so many people (a vocal minority, anyways) have been so concerned with what other people are doing with their lives. As if someone trading in their Z on something else has any impact on your life whatsoever!
Actually, considering I have to buy everything you buy, your choice to buy or sell cars has a huge impact on my life.
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I'm on more car forums than I can count on two hands and I've never seen anything like this before.
FT86 boards are very insecure about speed and comparing the car against more expensive competition.

Corvette boards are insecure about the C7 design, the viper, the mustang

A European board I used to frequent was insecure about anything American outperforming anything European or Japanese.

Every board has its drama and insecurities.
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FT86 boards are very insecure about speed and comparing the car against more expensive competition.

Corvette boards are insecure about the C7 design, the viper, the mustang

A European board I used to frequent was insecure about anything American outperforming anything European or Japanese.

Every board has its drama and insecurities.
Ok shado, I'll take your word for it.
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Actually, considering I have to buy everything you buy, your choice to buy or sell cars has a huge impact on my life.
About that s2k deal....
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drifting it will be interesting when the VDC is never fully off. Have you tried drifting it? Im guessing itll be pretty hard to hold with stock hp and that KK a$$.
it drifts and holds well in wet or dry, obviously more throttle needed and much rubber burning in the dry, but it does very well drifting except for the VLSD. it sucks because it overheats very quickly in 10-15 minutes and i have to just park and let it chill out until it's cool enough again. i'd just be sliding and then suddenly it'll let go and then it's randomly open diff time. So a 2way lsd would make the car perform a lot better. I drove my friend's LS6 swapped 240 with a 1.5way and man, that **** was so easy to drift. every time i thought i was at the point of spinning out (like i would have in the z), it just kept going and going cause of that lsd. the vdc supposedly not being fully off doesn't bother me cause i dont feel it bogging or watever. i dont use vdc regardless.

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Why sell?
The warranty was useless. ..breakdowns at 2 months old cos the car was so old!
Nissan/dealer sold me a NEW guaranteed 2010 made, car in August 2010.
They registered it with gummt as 2010 manufactured.
It took me 18 months to prove it was made in May 2009 (difficult to prove in Europe)
Nissan/dealer offer 2 years extra warranty (see warranty above: sense of humor neh?`)
"Nissan" is Nissan: All are unprepared to show their names....unlike the USA.
My son (wanted a GTR after owning a GTiR for years) soooo
he saw this lot taking place so bought an Audi S3 ... fantastic car with a DSG box.
My wife cancelled her order for a Nissan shopper and bought an i10 (also good).
I do not trust Nissan...or the dealership....or the car....what's next?

So how can one like a beautiful looking car, but of such dubious parentage?

OH! and they even delivered it in the wrong colour.



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Why sell?
The warranty was useless. ..breakdowns at 2 months old cos the car was so old!
Nissan/dealer sold me a NEW guaranteed 2010 made, car in August 2010.
They registered it with gummt as 2010 manufactured.
It took me 18 months to prove it was made in May 2009 (difficult to prove in Europe)
Nissan/dealer offer 2 years extra warranty (see warranty above: sense of humor neh?`)
"Nissan" is Nissan: All are unprepared to show their names....unlike the USA.
My son (wanted a GTR after owning a GTiR for years) soooo
he saw this lot taking place so bought an Audi S3 ... fantastic car with a DSG box.
My wife cancelled her order for a Nissan shopper and bought an i10 (also good).
I do not trust Nissan...or the dealership....or the car....what's next?

So how can one like a beautiful looking car, but of such dubious parentage?

OH! and they even delivered it in the wrong colour.



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not sure either, but sounds like it was more an issue with the dealer and not the brand/car itself from what i can gather. calling a car crap because of a shady dealer is pointing the blame the wrong way IMO.
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