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    We Buy Any Car

    Blocko - put some more details and pictures on this forum and I sure that others will help with a sensible valuation. I would then advertise it on here for a few days before putting on autotrader etc. Less likely to be messed around by a forum member or someone who comes on here specifically looking for a 350Z. My 370z GT Edition sold privately to a very nice chap, no messing around - the only hassle was counting the money because he brought cash : )
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    We Buy Any Car

    I have sold a couple of cars to WBAC, including my HR 350Z, they were offering more than they were going for privately at the time. Currently have an RS3 and thinking of moving back to a Z for weekend use only. A few months ago when I bought it the WBAC valuation was £3K less than the valuation I had from them today, although RS3 prices have not moved. They are very close to what I paid for it and exactly what I would advertise it privately for. Dealing with them is just fine - they will knock a little off for any damage on the car but if it is mint they pay what they offered. Payment quick and easy. The Zed's do seem hard to value, especially good one's attract a significant premium.
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    350Z Boot Mat - Free

    Have a 350Z boot mat, collection only, free of charge. Located Crewe, Cheshire. It is not Nissan, but is good quality (thick) and brand new. Never been in a car. Graphite colour and from the manufacturers 'exclusive' range. I actually ordered a mat for my 370Z but they sent me this one by mistake, has a sticker on it saying 370Z but is clearly the 350Z one - they did not want it back. It is plain, no graphics on it. Collection only, 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. pm me if interested. Chris
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    08 HR Build

    Probably the next 18 to 21 years!! Enjoy your new addition
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    POST YOUR ZED PIC OF THE DAY.............

    Your car is looking good there Headphones
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    Short Vid of my 370Z Nismo

    To be fair he was revising for his GCSE's when he edited the video, did it during his breaks, and would have got a dressing down from his Mum and I if he had spent longer. We were hoping for more drone footage but his friend was flying it and was rather 'enthusiastic'. We wanted a hot air balloon speed fly bye's, not supersonic jet!
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    Short Vid of my 370Z Nismo

    Recently sold but a nice 'departure' video made by my son. I was agonising over the sale and he made me stare at it for about 1.5 hrs while he gathered the images. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-cROC12jik
  8. Hi Mitch, My old MK2 Nismo, white, is for sale at Inchcape VW Macclesfield. You can find it on Autotrader. Reg is OW65 ... A1 condition. They have it up for £25,800 if that is in your price range. Chris
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    Sell privately or trade in?

    Take some time to do your homework. How much is your car worth, be sensible, if sold privately. How much is the car you want to buy, if bought privately. You now have an idea of the difference in value or cost to change as Ekona pointed out. When you go to a dealer you are only really interested in this cost to change. Obviously a dealer may be more expensive than a private / private deal but there can be more peace of mind, warranty. etc. Keep an eye on the Nissan dealers especially their approved cars. There can be massive differences in prices between dealers and I have seen them drop prices quickly. Shop towards the end of the month, many are so target driven that you can get a good deal if they have not hit their targets. And be prepared to walk away if you don't get the deal you want.
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    My last few days in a Z

    Hopefully not - although I think I must have been the most miserable person buying an RS3. Probably helped with getting a good deal - the sales guys must have seen that I would have happily walked away.
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    My last few days in a Z

    I am now on my third Z and have really enjoyed ownership. Unfortunately my 370Z Nismo is not getting much use because the 2 seat and small boot configuration does not fit in with my lifestyle - plus my increasing years and morning dodgy back are not being helped by low slung recaros'. I really feel like I am breaking up with a much loved girlfriend. Took a 2016 Audi RS3 out for a test drive yesterday - rather uninteresting to look at but incredible to drive. After hooning around in Zed's I was not expecting to be blown away by the performance of the RS3. The one I took out, and bought, is fitted with the mag ride dampers and the very lairy switchable exhaust which sounds great with the 5 pot engine. It's an impressive car but I know I am going to miss my Zed badly - but I can't justify keeping it just to dribble over its looks and not drive it. Added bonus was that after much haggling I secured a P/X offer £2K above what I paid for the Nismo. So 3 Zed's owned and bugger all money lost on depreciation across all of them - can't apply that to many cars. I will always be a massive Zed fan and will no doubt lurk on the forum so I am not saying a goodbye ...
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    Do you get bored of cars quickly?

    Oh gosh yes! It is a terrible affliction. The number of cars I have owned is ridiculous, and bikes... Fortunately I am pretty good at finding the good deals so have not lost too much financially. My Z's have lasted far longer than most, in fact was beginning to think I was cured, but not long had the Nismo and already started to look around. This weeks 'want' is an A45 AMG but no doubt that will change again next week.
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    want to view a few 370z's - thoughts on these?

    I take it you want a black one?? There is a silver one, Polesworth Garage, at £25K with only 5K miles which is only 1 month older than the £25K one you are looking at with 25K miles on the clock. Depreciation wise this may be a better choice.
  14. Two cars in the very long list of cars I have owned are a Xantia VTS and a Peugeot 405 Mi16. Both very good cars in their day and at the time very underrated - picked them both up quite cheaply. The Mi16 was all about the engine which was excellent. The engine never gave me any problem, just the rest of the dodgy Peugeot electrics, ABS, etc that hacked me off to the point where I sold the car.
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    Familiar 350z

    Someone on this forum bought it and posted a pic on here a couple of days ago.