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Old 03-14-2004, 07:47 AM   #1
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I don't want to be labeled as "going thru a mid life crisis". I'm 42 years old, but I've been told I look about 36. I get the impression that most of you are quite a bit younger. Maybe the Z4 is going to be a better fit for an old fart like me. How old are all of you?
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Old 03-14-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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Man I got you beat im 52, nothing to do with MLC who wouldn't want a 350ZR in San Diego. Tops down more than up in this city and with all the kids gone I can afford the mods. (my new hobby)
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Here is the deal, get the car that you want, not what others think you should have or because of what others will say. Who cares what others label you as....the Z is "fun for all ages." (TM)

When I showed up to work with my Z, a couple of people said to me "Late 20's crisis, huh." I just let it roll off me. I love my Z, and it doesn't matter what age I am...I bought my car because that is the car that I wanted.

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I don't want to be labeled as "going thru a mid life crisis". I'm 42 years old, but I've been told I look about 36. I get the impression that most of you are quite a bit younger. Maybe the Z4 is going to be a better fit for an old fart like me. How old are all of you?
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #4
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I'm 37. Mid life crisis? Naw, I've liked nice things since I've been a kid. BMW says mid life crisis to me though. Isn't it what every middle aged person wants?
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:56 PM   #5
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52. my 'other' car is a '86 300zx (less than 90k miles).
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im 34. later on, people will probably say i have a sports car because of a mid-life crisis, but it will actually be because i have always had and loved sports cars. simple as that.
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38 here, I had my midlife crisis when I turned 30 and got a Vette.
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26. Its a "moved out to california and I wanted a convertible crisis."
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21. You should buy whatever you like regardless of age
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I'm 47 but age has absolutely nothing to do (in most cases) with why one buys a non-practical car in the first place. My MLC started in 1972 at 16 wyrs old with a 65 GTO, followed by a Camero, 78 Vette, 81 Vette, a few trucks (through my 'practical' years in my late 20s and early 30s), 90 NA 300zx, 95 TT 300zx, and now 350ZR. I just have always driven sports cars cause I like em, not because it makes me seem younger or any of that crap.

Kevin, you've been considering your purchase for way too long trying to rely on others to tell you what to do. I'll go along with these other people and say if you don't just figure out what car you like and buy it, you're in for a real let down and possible bad case of buyer's remorse. Since it doesn't seem to be a matter of money to you, here's what you should do. Make a list (yes, write it down) of the factors you are considering in the order of importance to you. Then rate each car against the other by giving one a + and the other a -. Add up the number of plusses and subtract the number of minuses. The car with the highest 'score' is the car you should buy. That's as objective a result as you'll ever get compared to prompted yayhoos on a Internet board for their thoughts.

Good luck. BTW, I like both cars, the 350Z just had a higher score. Been there and done that.
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35 here.
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45 and tired of the damn minivan.
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I'm 58. If this is a mid-life crisi that means I have to live to 116. Do you think they'll still be making the Z then?
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I'm 55,have a Z AND a 2004 Vette so I don't have a MLC.I'm just nuts.
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I'm 60 and have been driving sports cars all my life so the Z isn't the cause of any crisis. Just buy what you like and make yourself happy.

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Old 03-14-2004, 02:46 PM   #18
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And now that Zeta has arrived in my life, feel ten yrs younger. This car is a blast to drive. You don't have to even street race, the 0 to 60 is like no feeling.

Nope on the MLC here, went thru that about 10 yr ago, wasn't all it was cracked up to be. But we got the Z because of where we live, lots of good vert days, and we're lucky enough to afford it.
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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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I'm 55,have a Z AND a 2004 Vette so I don't have a MLC.I'm just nuts.
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