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... a uk original spec '94 TT auto. FSH 2 owners.

 

Of course, the worries are already starting to creep in....

 

Drives superb, everything that should work does. No knocking, rattles, smoke or squeeks. No crisis whatsoever on my first longhaul trip. Is this normal? Or is my Z just luring me into a false sense of security?

 

Am I likely to have a love/hate relationship with my new car? Can all the tales of woe on this site be about the same 300zx model that I have?

 

For sure, this car has to be the best car I have ever owned! Ok, so my g/f hates it, but she's expendable. My mum loves it, and that's good enough for me.

 

So, a big 'hi' to all fellow zed owners out there. Where have I been all my life?

 

Dave

 

 

Driver carries no cash (divorced)

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Welcome to the forum Dave, there are some superb cars here, though it's difficult not to add little things, my zed is pretty standard, though I put in a new wiring loom as mine was so knackered

 

Some of the parts will need replacing as our cars aren't young anymore

 

Though I drive mine everyday,

I love it!!! :D

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Welcome to the mad house Dave, yes they are a great car and will give you lots of fun (and looks of course). But remember its a high precision sports car that requires lots of careful maintenance, do regular oil changes with good quality oil, keep the water system clean and topped up with the right antifreeze, and not forgetting the gearbox, check the oil level with the engine hot and running, top up as necessary.

 

Depends what you want the car for will depend on what type of mods (i call some of them essential mods) you will NEED to do, but what ever your thinking of doing there are plenty of great guys/gals on this forum to advise and help.

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Welcome welcome and welcome. If you hear no knocks then don't knock it. Can't be bad. But as the bunnyman says keep that dough saved up. Its bloody hard though knowing you have that money saved when you want to buy some new alloys.

 

PS hope your girlfriend doesn't decide she wants to find out more about the car and sees this thread.

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... a uk original spec '94 TT auto. FSH 2 owners.

 

Of course, the worries are already starting to creep in....

 

Drives superb, everything that should work does. No knocking, rattles, smoke or squeeks. No crisis whatsoever on my first longhaul trip. Is this normal? Or is my Z just luring me into a false sense of security?

 

Am I likely to have a love/hate relationship with my new car? Can all the tales of woe on this site be about the same 300zx model that I have?

 

For sure, this car has to be the best car I have ever owned! Ok, so my g/f hates it, but she's expendable. My mum loves it, and that's good enough for me.

 

So, a big 'hi' to all fellow zed owners out there. Where have I been all my life?

 

Dave

 

 

Driver carries no cash (divorced)

 

:rofl: a comedy genius in the making...which is all good for the sussex owners meetings

 

where about in w.sussex are you?

 

cheers

 

chris

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Welcome to the club Dave!

 

A 94-spec UK car, nice! The late UK cars are pretty rare now... :cool:

 

If it's a good one that has been looked after there is no reason why it should let you down. I've had mine (91 uk spec auto) 3-4 years now and it has not let me down, from 62-87k miles.

 

It is relegated to a weekend toy now but I was driving it 50 miles a day for a fair few months before buying a daily driver. I also take it on holiday, even driving up to 1500 miles in a week (which does use a fair bit of Shell's finest ;) ) the ZX does exactly what it should :dance:

 

Just keep it properly maintained and don't scrimp on poor quality parts etc and it should be fine - it is a Nissan afterall. Sure you will read some horror stories here but then very few people post to say their cars are running perfectly, do they...... (unless they want to sell it ;) )

 

Enjoy it, they are great cars.

 

Richard :)

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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Welcome bud , sounds like you,ve got a nice car there , had mine over two years now and it,s never let me down :dance: :dance: there,s things need doing now but it,s normal wear and tear stuff :bow: :bow:

There isn,t many cars out there pound for pound that puts such a smile on yer face every day :nana2:

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Thanks everyone for the, er.., kind words of encouragement.

 

It's been barely a week now since I took ownership, so clearly I'm still on 'honeymoon', but I take on board all the advice about regular maintenance etc.

 

Dave

 

p.s. Haven't found the limits of the car yet - only the limits of the driver, but I believe the auto box is probably helping to keep me on the black stuff...

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the autobox is your friend and your worst enemy mate

imagine going round a roundabout and just on the apex to exit you start to feed the power in and woops theres the kickdown and woops theres the back end tail out , first time it happens dont pannic the car is very stable in this reaction and predictable either opposite lock and keep it travelling( takes a bit of practice) or gently let off and the rear end will come into line

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