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Old 01-15-2012, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by HEUGE View Post
how old is this thread? I forgot I posted in it in 2008?!?

My preorder blue was 080, but I rejected that one due to the bad paint quality and ended up even happier with a Brickyard Red. I'm at 77K miles, and I'm still happy as a clam driving the Z. My Z has been in Boston, Rochester, Austin and now Seattle.
congrats man. im assuming you shipped your car?
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JedixSole View Post
congrats man. im assuming you shipped your car?
Thanks. Yeah, I shipped it between NY -> ATX and ATX -> Seattle. If I next move to California, then I'll take a week off and drive it down the Pacific coast.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Bonz View Post
That's really interesting Maelstrom. How are you getting this info? Is there some sort of VIN tracking website out there somewhere?
Well, I won't say exactly how I got the first ten VINs (it is difficult), but once you have them you can just run Carfaxes on them periodically.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:54 PM
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Ahhh. I see. Nice. Well, any more original members out there? Sound off.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:54 PM
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I don't have it anymore, but Charter member #11 here,
Delivery 9/11/02, Vin #916


Now I have an 09 370 after a 4 year flirt with a C6

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:05 PM
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I was at Audi back then....
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:12 PM
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It getting close to 10 years from the first delivery, so i decided to check in. I'm technically not a Pre-order guy, but I did order in July 2002, without ever seeing a 350z in person. I'm still enjoying my Z, which has about 45,000 miles now.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:02 PM
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Bump!

I still have my preordered 2003! I rarely drive it anymore but it's still in the garage.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:30 AM
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I've been driving mine a lot more this summer. I have had less need to drive my truck (Titan) and call my Z my "economy car". I get almost 23 mpg overall, including lots of speed runs. A lot better than my 12 mpg truck.

I also think my Z feels "smoother" and more quiet than when new. Could the original springs have softened a bit over time? Maybe lowered too

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:54 PM
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Well it has been TEN YEARS TODAY.

I picked up my preordered Brickyard Z at the dealership on 9/24/02.

Any more old schoolers out there???
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:56 PM
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LOTS of changes to the car since then (and to the OWNER as well!) Look at that 40 year old guy in those pix! He's now a FIFTY year old guy!

There are many differences in the car between then and now. Most notably 9/24/02: 287 BHP. 9/24/12: 600+ BHP

Here's to the next ten years!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:03 PM
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Mine doesn't turn 10 until January. But he's still here -- only 72k on the odo right now. No engine mods, but transmission, brakes, suspension, audio... and that's about it. Was out driving it to an appointment earlier today actually.

The 'big' kid is now 13... and has his eye on driving it in a couple of years. /facepalm
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:33 PM
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I have 51K on mine now.

Rahtok, weren't you the guy who came up with that "frame" thingie to hang the Valentine One onto the rear view mirror?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:00 AM
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Cheers Dr. B! Here's to another 10 years!

-Ethan
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:11 AM
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Well, I wired the remote display unit right above the rear view mirror and then placed the unit itself on the roof between the two passenger seats. I'm happy to report that the unit sounded faithfully both times I got speeding tickets. Both were laser guns, both were motorcycles.

I wonder how many there are that still own their originals then. What's the count up to now -- 5?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:29 PM
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You should have gotten the ZR3 Laser Diffuser! Had mine for about 8 years. No tickets in the Z yet. 10 years and counting.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 2003z View Post
Now I have an 09 370 after a 4 year flirt with a C6
That is very nice looking track weapon! The orange looks fantastic!



Originally Posted by Dr Bonz View Post
There are many differences in the car between then and now. Most notably 9/24/02: 287 BHP. 9/24/12: 600+ BHP
That's a nice increase. I'm presuming that's at the fly, not at the rubber?
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:55 PM
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I'm by no means an original guy lol got my 03 base about 10 1/2 months ago...but I read through this whole thread and was honestly amazed. It's really, really cool that you guys still have your Z's 10 years later. Makes me never wanna sell mine

Oh...I read through the Lor drawings thread too...holy **** that was so funny!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:21 PM
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There are some really hilarious threads on here from 10 years ago. Lor was just one of them.

The 600+ HP is indeed at the crank. 530 or so at the wheels.
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Originally Posted by Dr Bonz View Post
The 600+ HP is indeed at the crank. 530 or so at the wheels.
That's still a very nice amount of power to have.
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