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  1. Never been a fan of BMW's I'm afraid, but thank you (although an old 8 Series always grabs the attention lol)
  2. Thanks for the info everyone! Not so fussed on refinement... You heard plenty noise in my 350 so I'd be fine with it, its a small cabin lol Fuel again.. Was just curious I'm well aware of my old 22mpg so any improvement is better than none. I was interested to hear about the no downshift protection so ill keep that in mind... Although most of time it'll be on auto maybe just downshift for overtaking or the odd fun. (heres a question, if in manual mode and you dont change will it change back to auto or does it need you to move the gear shifter?) Prob would be more of what I had before.. Grey... Tinted windows at back. That does ye. Although I did enjoy my scorpion exhaust and cobra Y-pipe sourced from the locals on here lol I could be persueded to try that again. Anyway ill habe a little look, not made any concrete decisions just now... Probably sensible given the cost of cars. I should have kept my bloody Z. Someone in England has it and doesn't seem to be looking after it from the late MOTs... (yes I check lol) and now its SORN apparently. My poor baby haha
  3. Ok, so prob one of the few times I've jumped over to the 70' side for a post but here we are. As a seaseond HR350 veteren who sold his in 2018, I'm now condering going back to a Z. Was supposed to be a 2008ish 4.2 XKR following it, that didn't happen and I also had a depressing stage of looking at a MK3 TTS. Due to the pain in the backside trying to find another house and various other things, I haven't changed car and have had to kick about in a crappy hatchback (which I despise). I haven't made my full mind up but I might aswell intice myself and seeing a 370Z in a car park recently I'm like.....well..... With the 350, I loved it, it had its faults but never put a foot wrong but I feel I've done the manual Z thing and considering an auto/paddle 370Z coupe. (prob be from 2016 onwards but prior to the black headlamp and crap wheel facelift 2018?). Just wanted to get an idea if anything to look for aka common faults and any particular years to avoid?? A few questions below but feel free to add.... -I've heard the oil gallery gasket isn't an issue after 2013? ...or is that just less...of an issue. I think I got away with it in my 350 having sold it at 103K miles. -Do they eat bushes and balljoints? (I think my 350 went through used and new ones, almost twice over, for both normal and banana arms...fun) -I never had chain issues etc and I'm guessing although its the 3.7 it's going to be just as damn reliable as the 3.5? -I keep reading about the silly dots on the fuel guage being a bit unrealiable...are they ok ..eg. they ain't gonna have one dot left and then suddenly leave me stranded. -Any issues with the Auto box to look out for? (I test drove one years ago but just the once breifly) And a couple silly ones just out of curiousity... -Does the GT come standard with the boot cover? (it annoys me, as I've been in a friends, it doesn't have the rear 'glove box' and divider of the 350 where you can have a shelf accessible from front and a hidden bit for the boot). I've seen some for sale without this. -Is the Auto fast or slower than the manual? - Its a stupid question I know but when I search I'm getting mixed advice. (everyone wants the next one to be faster than the last lol). -I averaged pretty much the whole time (on the read out anyway....) an average of 22mpg on my 350, is the Auto 370Z any worse or perhaps a bit better? (not a huge issue as its still gonna be 600 odds in tax lol) Thanks for any info or help!
  4. Seen on Sunday in the afternoon, grey 370Z coupe. Wishaw Tesco car park (Scotland) ... makes me consider going back into a Z seeing it just sitting there look squat and mean lol very nice.
  5. Hmm, I know its just a render but the back end looks..odd...like a little Mazda or something. Grey coupe for me... (be good if they went GOTCHA! and brought it here anyway..which they won't lol)
  6. Looks good to me, I'm glad on a minor styling point they put a little spoiler flick, all Zeds look crap without one lol. Hard to argue with a 400hp manual, no many these days. Does have a wiff of 370 about it but spose thats just the Zed's of past getting close to copying old skool but now they really have had a go at that. Shame we won't get it here. Be interestng to see how it feels to drive with the engine out the Q60.
  7. Travelling straight through wishaw main cross and downhill towards sports centre around 11:45am... Nice sunset orange 350z coupe going up the way. Even today with all the modern looks the shape of the Z still looks so different.. Especially in the rear view watching its low shape and arches head up the hill... God I miss mine. I'd buy another as prob cheap now but the liklihood of it being rusted to death underneath and further on going costs stop me (I know all too well of those lol). Always great to see them though... Getting rare now.
  8. Despite having given up the Z in 2018, if the thought comes into my mind, I find myself checking the MOT status of the ol' girl. Any previous owners as sad as this or just me? lol I was that annoyed giving it up (moving etc those 'important' things ...lol) so I checked it the following year and just seem to have made it a sad habit. Despite it not being my problem anymore I was annoyed as whoever the hell has it seems to not bother getting it MOT'd on time each year. Failed this year due to suspension mounts, and a whole heap of corrosion underneath (but hey..its japanese...I expect that). Then re-done and passed and apparently still going strong at just over 120K.... bet its someone who just fancied a cheap sports car and isn't looking after it * cries* lol. Wonder how the oil gasket issue is getting on or if its made or due to make an appearance (bet they don't know about that if they ain't keeping on top of MOT etc) . Apparently sold to an auction then to some little dealer in oldham (I remember I found it on auto trader) so wherever that is, might still be around there. If anyone sees a Z with NC58 MMJ.... scald the driver for not looking after my car
  9. Looks like the Taycan from the side.... its electric ...I'm out (and poor) lol
  10. I know this is a random story from a general car site but I've seen plenty stories online, tv and through reading to realise despite trying to roll out all this electric charger stuff... You don't know if they are gonna work when you get there and generally theres no one around to help or provide info. IMO we are still a looong way away from being able to do this like we do petrol/diesel. Until those run out you couldn't pay me to have an electric car... (wouldnt it be amusing if it actually died off and we had tk find another option to the norm?) https://carbuzz.com/news/130-mile-trip-in-a-porsche-taycan-took-nine-hours
  11. I also note that I'm pretty sure our power stations only provide barely more electricity than we actually use... So imagine (even with renewable stuff) how much strain trying to go all out electric would be. Ill be honest I HATE electrics cars. Been in some and nope not for me. Id even accept hybrid as long as some form of combustion was alongside it. I am not a 'go green' person and happy to say so lol burn those fuels til last drop.... Lol I just dont think... As noted in comments above.. Its a realistic timeframe.
  12. Someone pointed out to me however automakers might try to work round this by just doing hybrids... Just depends how the government see that or are they trying to ban all forms of petrol and diesel combustion.
  13. ... Or so they say. I'm not sure how they would do this. The jobs that would likely be lost as I dont think thats enough time for car companies to switch over all their line up. It would just render companies unable to sell surely. Used cars would probably increase as people may want them more. The world could be a bleak place for car people in the future... Sooner than we think too it seems. Whats your thoughts.. Will it happen? Lol http://news.sky.com/story/new-petrol-and-diesel-cars-banned-from-sale-after-2030-under-governments-green-plan-12135084
  14. My god am I late to the party, I love a good opinion but PAGES have passed before I even got here to post about it (no I'm not reading them all) Looks alright.... haha I still can't help feeling it looks like a cheap bodge together. From a good few angles it just looks like a 370 Nismo with some of the panels (spose that in itself was meant to nod to the original). I like the HR 350 style bonnet bulge, interiors fine, not entirely sold on the rear.... I also would like a tail flick, I HATE cars the cut off straight down (A7...). Don't care how retro, get a flick in their (like they did with the 370Z nismo to sort out its cut off rear a bit more). Oh and yeah, sort the front out a bit more... besides all that and my useless opinion, nice looking thing. It is a shame its not coming here (for now..). I did think when I saw that for 2 secs (.....the forum though...used Z's will only last for so long before they rust away undeneath)
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