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#1 Dave G

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

Just a quick post (my first one!) to say hi. So what's my story...?

As I'm totally unimaginative at coming up with a handle, you can probably guess I'm called Dave. I've been snooping around my local Nissan Dealership for nearly a year (Marshalls in Cambridge), drooling over the Z's. I took one out for my first test drive in March this year and confirmed my suspicion that it is an absolutely awesome car (Jamie at Marshalls Cambridge was fantastic, very knowledgeable and tried his best to get me a deal that I could afford - however didn't buy from there in the end). I was recommended by Jamie (aka Big Gay Bear!) to look this site up and have been regularly looking at the forums ever since, keeping a keen eye on the classifieds. However, on Friday last week my life was about to change…I spotted a 2005, black GT on Autotrader...it ticked all the boxes so I made a few calls and less than 24 hours later I had done a deal! :P I am now counting down the days before I can pick up my new pride and joy and cannot wait - I feel like a kid again waiting for Christmas! I plan on whittling the next few days away checking out the members area of the site – so much useful info! Pic posted too (not that any of you need to be reminded of what a Z looks like though!).

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#2 Chilli Red

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:21 PM

Hi Dave :) :P to the OC

Nice car :P :P

Loads to look at on the forum so happy searching

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#3 Gus

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:43 PM

Hi Dave, welcome to nissansportz :P

I well remember the feeling of excitement just before picking up my Zed, and that was 4.5 years ago !

I can honestly say it's by far the best car I've owned :) , and I still get a smile every time I drive it - just hearing her on start up ( especially since I fitted a Nismo exhaust ) is fantastic :P .

Hope you enjoy the car, and find lots of useful info here - if not, just ask away !

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:01 PM

Hi Dave,

Welcome to the OC and thanks for joining the ranks of the members. Keeps this great club going and hope you reap the benifits that ownership brings :)

I unfortunatly didnt have the joy of searching for the car, I just had a moment of madness one saturday afternoon, found the car I wanted at a good price and sorted it out over the phone... I had to wait 2 days for it though!! Have never looked back :P Bet the next couple of days will be filled with thoughts of getting in and blipping that throttle....

Watch out for the groin™ though! Its contageous!

Hope to see you at a meet soon,

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:37 PM

Hi Dave,

Another excellent 1st post :) we're on a roll here with the new members!

I'm excited for you too - as said, you never forget picking up the car, and the grin just continues :P

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Are you coming to the AGM?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:23 AM

:P Lovely clean looking car you've got there.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:29 AM

Hi Dave and welcome to the club.

Loads of great advice in here, just ask and someone will know.

Look forward to seeing you at a meet sometime.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:56 AM

Hi Dave and welcome to the club :P :) :P

...and theres nothing wrong with your forum name :P :)
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:31 AM

Hi Dave,
Welcome aboard the OC and enjoy the GROIN :P
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:22 AM

Congrats Dave and :P

Great story - all good things are worth waiting for :) Enjoy the :) and the :P

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:24 AM

Hi Dave :P

Welcome! I picked my car up almost exactly 5 months ago and it still makes me just as happy every time I get the opportunity to drive it!

Hope to see you at a meet soon.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:49 AM

Great advice and GREAT PEOPLE . Welcome to the club and keep those revs up :P .

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#13 Dave G

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:33 AM

Thanks to everyone for the very warm welcome. As correctly predicted, I'm still daydreaming (when I'm supposed to be working) about picking up my Z - will probably be at the weekend so still have quite a few days to go :) - who would have thought banks could take so long to move cash about :P

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:27 AM

Hello Dave. :)

As others have (unsurprisingly) said: great choice of car. Yours looks like an very handsome and tidy example of what we almost all agree is a terrific car. :P

At least in Cambridge you won't be on your own with a Zed. Not that they are common, but you do see a few around. Give the other owners a wave when you see them. The friendly ones will wave back, and seeing as I live in Newmarket one of them might be me. :P :P

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:34 AM

Hi there "a pair of flabby..." (!) will definietly give ALL Z's I see a wave :) As I live only a couple of miles away from Newmarket (only just in Cambridgeshire!), there's every chance I'll spot you out and about in the very near future! I'll be the one with the massive grin! :P

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

That'll make two of us then. :P :) :P

2007 350Z (my second Zed) - You'll get there when you get there, and that'll be fine. It's a better way to travel, and a much nicer way to live.
2011 Yaris 1.33 (my third Yaris) - With an extra 30cc and an extra gear it's become the S-Class of small cars.  Better gearbox though.


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:31 PM

Hello and welcome to nissansportz Dave :P

Have fun in your Zed, looking forward to seeing you at some meets.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:39 PM

Hello Dave :P Welcome to the club :)

Sweet looking zed you (nearly) have, in the best colour too :P

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