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Old 01-01-2005, 09:14 PM
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1. do any of you Z owners, preferably daily drivers find that have no back seat to be an issue. Are there time when you wish you could carry one more passenger? and do situations like that happen often?

2. and on a side note, do 05 Z owners have to worry about feathering? specifically the anniversary 300 hp model?
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:19 PM
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Not an issue for me since the Zzzz is my "2nd" car (though first in my heart....LOL! ).

Actually, I can't imagine owning a Zzzz as my only car but that's a personal opinion.
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:51 PM
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i have no problem with the z not having a back seat. but im a college student so i can deal with being a little less practical.
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:53 PM
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sometimes when dealing with the buds the back seat is an issue. But it does get me out of driving a but load of people to far places.
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:59 PM
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I love the fact that it has no backseat, If there's ever a roadtrip for the NRC I have to take, I just say, hey Biff, were taking your car again!!

I heart putting miles on co-workers cars...
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Old 01-01-2005, 10:06 PM
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I can barely fit a sack of groceries in this car, but it's a small price to pay I suppose.
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:38 PM
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haha i am a college student so children or family arent too big of an issue.. and i dont carry big loads around, a backpack or 2...

but i dunno its a continuing battle between G35 and 350z... the Z is perfect except not having back seats which could come in handy sometimes... and the G35 is ALOT more $$ which i think is more than i deserve... i dont even deserve a Z ^^;

but it would be pointless getting a Z if my car is gonna keep annoying me because its not practical at all...

damn those backseats... i have a 4+ seater right now and i dont have more than 1 passenger with me often but i dunno.... if this world was perfect the Z would have 2 small azz rearseats so @ least in an emergency people could fit back there... ahh....
thanks for the replies guys and girls =) or is it men and women... ^^;;;;
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:39 AM
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Never been a problem for me... gf and i will get another car in the future if we really need the back seats. If i didn't have the Z now... and NEEDED a car w/ back seats, i'd have gotten a g35c without doubt.
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:26 AM
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not an issue for me....i prefer no back seats cuz i hate backseat drivers
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Old 01-02-2005, 05:11 AM
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I tend to keep the Z out of situations in which I need a back seat(or is that visa versa?)...... .

It is not my primary vehicle though.....
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Old 01-02-2005, 08:53 AM
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#1. No. I don't usually even like to put a passenger in my one and only other seat. Driving my Z is just an experience I like to share with the car on my own. And yes, it's a daily driver to and from work everyday. I have a 94 Altima that I use when I have to go to parking lots and when I need to cart other people around. But those situations are few and far in between.

#2. I don't have a 05
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:00 AM
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Bah I hate taking passengers with me.....

No idea about the 05s
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by jeffie7
Bah I hate taking passengers with me.....

i'm in the same boat.
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:24 AM
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The only passaenger for me would be either my gf or my best friend, but everyone drives it realy doesn't effect me. Exxcept when I need to drive my whole family, but thats what the beemer is for =)
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:45 AM
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Oh yeah, one other thing I forgot to mention. I wish my Z had 1 seat right in the center of the car with the gauge cluster in the center of the dash just like the prototype race cars. Then there would be no question at all about carring passengers
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:51 AM
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I have no problems but i'm not a good example, single, out of college and full time job. Its nice not haveing to drive people out to bars/football games etc. I am getting a daily driver though just so i can start modding and babying the z.
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The Z is my only car and it gets me out of having to drive to lunch or to bars with my friends.

The only time I ever used my backseat on my old car is when I had to give people rides to the airport, bars, or lunch and I don't miss doing that.
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: Z owners! lack of backseat issue?

I spent a year with the Z as my only ride. I loved never using my own gas to go places. I had no problem driving other peoples cars home at the end of the night or to go somewhere so it was never really an issue. I have since bought a 95 maxima due to the fact that I live in Massachusetts, and my beloved Z does not do well with all the snow. Now my Z is strictly for "joy riding" when it is nice out. I don't even have use of the trunk or the "glove box" behind the seat as you can see in the pic in my signature. I almost never even use the passenger side door. I wouldn't have it any other way. The Z was never meant to be practical in any way...
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:33 AM
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Even if it had 2 small seats in the back I would never be able to use them. The weight limit in the thing is only around 400 pounds. I weigh over 200 by myself. How many other people could i realistically put in the car...
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:37 AM
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Doesnt bother me I'm only 19 and this is my second two seater car I previously owned an MR-2 Spyder during high school and you could imagine how many frinds wanted rides but fortunatel I only had 2 seater then towards the end of my senior year I got my Z so im pretty much used to it. Just need two seats for me and my girl.
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