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Old 05-08-2004, 01:04 AM   #81
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THis is a better picture of my collection
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:43 PM   #82
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55 and on our 6th Z. My wife (47) and I fight over who gets to drive it.

Whether this qualifies as a Z habit or a midlife crisis recurrence is up for debate, but at least there were no 20-something blondes or cabana boys involved. (That's when things get really expensive.)

My reflexes were a little better at 25, but my judgment, timing and ability to read turns are way better at 55, so I'd have to say that I'm making better use of the 350ZR's charms than I would have back then. FWIW, my grin gets just as big, and the wife's knuckles get just as white.

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Old 05-18-2004, 08:11 PM   #83
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40. I got the "mid-life" crisis comments, too. I think it is a way of people nicely saying "I'm terribly envious and hate that I'm still driving a boring ________so it's really ME that is having a crisis over your new car". Kind of weird, people saying it isn't practical and all. My kids are grown, it is my wife and me, what is practical about driving around with 3 empty seats, eh? Hey, this way we are optimizing all available space...that's the way I see it. In other words, driving around a sedan with only 25% of the available seating used 95% of the time is not practical. I think 50% of the available seating used 50% of the time, 100% the other 50% of the time is extremely practical (grin)!

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How is that bra working for you? Do you have to take it off on rainny days? Any color fade difference?

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Old 05-19-2004, 05:25 AM   #84
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34. It's my first Z; my first sports car; and my first convertible. One of our other cars is a Cobra, which my partner drives. I now can say I understand.
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:57 PM   #85
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28 although I pass for 21 without a doubt. The more I see pics of Lemans Sunset the more I like it. I'm thinking that it would have been my 2nd choice.
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:07 PM   #86
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It really wasn't even on my radar until I saw my future LS roadster gleaming in the sun at the dealership. I actually went there with the intention of having them locate one in Silverstone or PPW. Now I'm glad I went LS. It gets comments all the time.
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:18 PM   #87
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I think the Z looks good in any color just like the last generation Z had that metallic yellow before the days of yellow being an accepted color and it still looked good then.

However, I think DB and LS are the best on a nice sunny day. If the LS had come with a matching or near matching top I would have jumped on that over the DB. Still though, the LS, top down with the burnt orange seats is really killer.
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #88
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I'm probably in the minority, but I actually don't like the LS with the burnt orange seats (and really, I'm not hating here). I think they look really hot with black or Silverstone, but with LS, I don't like the contrast (although the car still looks great).

I think something more in line with the Pumpkin seats in the Infiniti FX might have worked better. Those look darker to me and more in keeping with the LS flavor. That said, I was really surprised by how much I -- and some of my friends and neighbors -- like the Carbon Cloth. The interplay of the sun on the interior of the roadster really brings out the colors in the weave. I thought the seats were just black, but you can catch shifting tones of indigo/copper (and probably a few more) in the cloth.

I also like the blue top/PPW combination. I didn't start seriously thinking about a roadster until I saw a post of the combination from someone in South Florida. It's a classy look.

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Old 05-19-2004, 07:46 PM   #89
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im 21 and my gf is 22 ( we both have Z's)
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:47 PM   #90
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How is that bra working for you? Do you have to take it off on rainny days? Any color fade difference?

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Take off the bra when wet, I had the clouding on my SB, eventually got it out with Meguiars paint cleaner after ALOT of rubbing
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:00 PM   #91
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I think leman sunset ZR got to have orange vent seat, otherwise it doesn't look completed and seem something missing. Many ppl said I hv a good choose, even i saw a silver stone zR beside at the traffic light, his eyes keep looking at mine :P
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:45 AM   #92
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I'm 55, but I can't drive 55!

I've always loved fast cars. The most awesome tire smoker
I've owned was a 1971 Hemi Challenger (bright blue). Had
a 1969 429 Torino (light blue) too. Also had a number of early
Camaros (blue), and one 3rd generation Camaro (blue). And
one screaming blue Datsun 411 (bet you never saw one of
those). But the last 20 years or so I've driven "practical"
sedans and pickups (one was even brown).

Fooey on that! I decided I wanted at least one more fast
blue car. I was going to buy a Chrysler 300C Hemi, but one
look at one in person and I realized I couldn't be happy with
such an ugly car. Drove a Crossfire, but realized I'd need
ramp jockeys with wands to direct me out of a parking space
(you *cannot* see to the rear of that car). Drooled over a
Viper, but realized my pocketbook isn't bottomless.

Then I saw this gorgeous Daytona Blue 350Z roadster on a
transporter heading down the street. I followed it to the
dealer, and bought it right then and there! I've racked up
860 miles since then, and I'm still grinning.
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Old 05-21-2004, 09:40 AM   #93
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Old 05-21-2004, 02:56 PM   #94
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Unfortunately it took me 37 years to get a convertible and let me tell you it was worth the wait. I love this car! Timing is everything!
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I'm 51 and just bought my Black, 350Z roadster on the weekend. I don't know if it has anything to do with Mid Life Crisis but its the most fun I've ever had on wheels.
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Old 06-18-2004, 06:59 PM   #98
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36, former Z3 and Miata owner.
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44 and get the mid life comment also.
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Old 06-25-2004, 08:01 AM   #100
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I'm going through my teenage life crisis. Oh no! I'm about to be 20 in a few months! Getting old, but still such a kid inside
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