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Someone else has bought this now.

 

Actually, they haven't and he's keeping it. :)

 

talking to yourself :scare: thats not a good sign mate :lol::surrender:

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Someone else has bought this now.

 

Actually, they haven't and he's keeping it. :)

 

talking to yourself :scare: thats not a good sign mate :lol::surrender:

:lol:

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Cost per mile= 46 pence

 

Hmmm idea of me running it as a company car has just nose dived through the ground ! oh well :)

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Cost per mile= 46 pence

 

Hmmm idea of me running it as a company car has just nose dived through the ground ! oh well :)

 

Dont worry, its worth it :thumbs:

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A little update: 5th gear synchro went at 122,000 miles. Replaced gearbox with 2nd hand CD009 gearbox, new flywheel, new clutch and new bearings. Total cost c. £1800. Would have been c. £4,500 from a Nissan dealer with a new gearbox.

 

(edited for typo on gearbox model)

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A little update: 5th gear synchro went at 122,000 miles. Replaced gearbox with 2nd hand CD007 gearbox, new flywheel, new clutch and new bearings. Total cost c. £1800. Would have been c. £4,500 from a Nissan dealer with a new gearbox.
I seem to remember being pilloried on the OC for having the temerity to suggest that buying your car might be a risky endeavour....

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Hi there. It was the 5th gear synchro; a known issue on the Zed. There have been quite a few warranty replacements at under 60k. Expected life expectancy of a clutch is 60-100,000 miles. It makes sense to replace the flywheel if replacing the gearbox (as I paid no more in labour to have this done). I could have got it fixed (probably for less, but would have taken longer). Car basically has a new drivetrain now; virtually all other consumable parts (except engine) have been replaced. The expected lifetime of the VQ35de is 200,000 miles.

 

The gearbox was £460 for CD09 (latest edition, with revised synchros). Fitting was £275 + VAT. The rest was just parts other than the gearbox, which I could have got a better deal on if it wasn't Christmas, and I would have had more suppliers to choose from; I had to pay £500+VAT for the flywheel, which isn't a good deal.

 

Most of the costs on my car have been at the 60,000 mark.

 

In summary, I think that my car is in better condition now than most at the 55,000 mark. The cost of repair was less than most cars depreciate in a few months nowadays, and I think I am now on the flat of the depreciation curve (new/newer cars depreciate faster).

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On 130,000 miles now; no new problems. I have ordered some new droplinks though, which hae been squeaky since 100K.

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I really don't think an owner/driver with 130k Zed miles should be labelled as a 'Z Hopeful' :wacko:

 

350doc should be awarded his own title (and any others hitting this limit)...

 

eg.

 

Zed Journeyman

Miles of Zed

others ?

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If he posted more he wouldn't be a hopeful ;)

 

 

And if he posted more he would not be doing as many miles ;):lol:

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I really don't think an owner/driver with 130k Zed miles should be labelled as a 'Z Hopeful' :wacko:

 

350doc should be awarded his own title (and any others hitting this limit)...

 

eg.

 

Zed Journeyman

Miles of Zed

others ?

:stupid:

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D'you know this was the first thread I ever read on this forum when I was starting to research the zed.................................it is still v informative and certainly helped me make the right decision :)

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Fantastic post.

 

Nissan need not advertise with comments and information such as this, the owners can sell the car themselves!

 

I dont think anyone could possibly be under the impression it is going to be a very cheap car to own, as I always stand by the fact that is a sports car is cheap to own, then it isnt a good sports car!

 

QN.

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I am just on 144,000 miles.

 

Latest acqusition, passenger side ballast for xenon headlamp from RJN motorsport. I did get some Dual Xenons, but they turned out to be for a LHD car, so I had to give them back.

 

About 3 months to go until 150,000 miles.

 

This year has been reasonably cheap in terms of Zed motoring; had to fix a petrol leak earlier in the year, from the filler hose (known issue, subject to recall on US cars, but, unfortunately not UK ones).

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