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Was the 350z your dream car?

Old 04-10-2014, 06:05 AM
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yes, my mom owned a 86 300zx and i litterly cried the day she traded it due to having my little sister. i always wanted one. picked a beater up for 5k and i got about 3 in it just getting it in working order, but i dont think id trade it for anything! i will have an 06 sti when its baby time, but not gonna trade my z for it!
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:29 PM
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i remember i was 12 or 13 when these came out and knew one day i would buy one, but needless to say it is one of many dream cars.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:15 PM
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Yes... First the 260Z, then the 280Z, then the 350Z. Bought them all and all were my dream cars, and fun to FI, which I did the 280Z (3 duce webbers) and the 360Z (vortech).
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:45 PM
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Like XtreyX, I too was 13 when I first saw a black Z in a showroom floor. Year was 2003. I committed to myself that I would have a 350Z by the time I turned 18.
Sure enough by 17 I was driving a redline 350Z touring 6spd. It felt so great to accomplish that goal in my life. I was on top of the world for being 17 yrs old haha.
I still have the car now at 24.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:35 AM
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Dream car? lol

No.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:15 AM
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='s dream car
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:26 PM
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Not really I needed something cheap to keep the wife happy. Would have rather bought another vette or 911 but as the saying goes "happy wife happy life" so I compromised.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:38 PM
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That's weird, because I wanted a 911 or Vette, but I couldn't justify spending $10,000 more on a performance Beetle or settling for a car that peaked in 1974.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:25 PM
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The 260Z was, then the 280Z and then the 350Z and I've had them all. (I've had a 68 Camaro and a 911 Porsche - both a lot of fun too).
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:35 AM
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One's dream car is best if it remain just that, a dream. The majority of exotic $250k cars are generally not what the average guy wants in a daily driver. In fact, most of us would find that living with an exotic car a pain in the a$$. With the exception of a Porsche, most are "driven with wrench'. They are designed to be the toys of the very wealthy who have a mechanic on retainer and several other vehicles to drive while awaiting parts for the dream car. The "Z", on the other hand, is a wonderful and comparatively reliable sports car that most of us can afford. While there are individual complaints about lemons, the average 350z, if left stock, is pretty reliable and capable of doing 100K miles without major failures. By contrast, a high mileage Ferrari is suspect and widely avoided, because most fear it will be a money pit (and probably will).

After seeing the "Z" for the first time at the North American Auto show in 2003, I vowed to get one and did in 2004. Mine has been trouble free and I never tire of driving it on rural, curvy secondary roads around my home. And every spring when I get it out of storage, it's almost like getting a new car. Considering my only repair in 10 years has been a window lift motor, the "Z" has proven cheaper to operate than my former Volvo wagon. In fact, what other sports car has Camry-like reliability and is still fun to drive?
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:26 AM
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Never considered the Z to be my dream car; then again, never thought I'd be driving a Z more than this "daily driver "

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Caddy miles are staying low as the Z is getting all the wheel time now.

The Z provides the fun, the torque, the exhaust note, and a dependable worry free overall gratifying experience.

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Old 05-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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It was my obtainable dream car. My actual dream car is a Koinsigeggggg (spell check).
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by oldschool350z View Post
It was my obtainable dream car. My actual dream car is a Koinsigeggggg (spell check).
Yea you missed a few letters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...1S2PFVwqM#t=42
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:44 PM
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:08 AM
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I always wanted a Geo Tracker as a kid
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:55 AM
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i always wanted a 911 turbo, or gt2, settled on a 350z.... for now.......
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:11 AM
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It was what I could afford back in '03. Got rid of it in '05 and missed it so much, I bought the HR when it came out in '07. Still lovin' it and don't think I'll be getting rid of it any time soon. In fact, I'm looking at doing a complete overhaul here real soon!
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Originally Posted by 350zsunshinefl View Post
i always wanted a 911 turbo, or gt2, settled on a 350z.... for now.......
Couldn't agree more. Being a college student, the 350z is obtainable dream car.
Once Im out of school and have more income I will be heading for a Porsche
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by xTreyx View Post
I know when I was 13, just a short 7 years ago, I became interested in a 350z thanks to a combination of Need for Speed underground 2, and Tokyo Drift, but I never thought it to be a car I could ever afford. It was literally my dream car. I know standards were exactly high for a dream car, but I loved it. Granted it doesn't have green neons or decals like I imagined it then (just another reminder, I was 13) I love this car so much it is insane.

So back to the question, was the 350z one of your dream cars?
Yeah, ever since i saw it in tokio drift i fell in love, then i grew up and found out that it was obtainable so i worked my *** out and finally got it two weeks ago, im loving it, now im obsessed on getting a 240z and restauring it... I grew up in mexico so at the time i didnt even know what car it was, ive been in the us for the last 2.5 years and im 23 .
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by WSchli1672 View Post
Yes... First the 260Z, then the 280Z, then the 350Z. Bought them all and all were my dream cars, and fun to FI, which I did the 280Z (3 duce webbers) and the 360Z (vortech).
Hi there, i recently discovered the existence of the 240z and I'm kind off obsessed about it now, just love the lines and the history of it,i found that you can get one on craigslist for around 3000, obviously in bad shape and i dont know much about mechanics, my question is, could i find replacement parts for suspension, transmission etc? Would a mechanical restoration be too expensive? Im 23 years old and im by my self in this country so no responsibilities. its hard to me to find a better way to spend my money on, thanks.
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