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My mileage has slowed right down. Averaging around 3,000 miles a year in my Zed, rather than 30,000 (which I did for the first couple of years)! On c. 166,000 miles at the moment.

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RAYS, parking sensors, Tonneau Cover (StuartB), security glass, Alpine DVD satnav, Alpine digital television, DBA discs and Ferrodo pads, spare RAYS for winter, Michelin Pilot Sports for summer, Vredstein Wintrac Extremes for winter, Spill's Grounding Kit, LED rear brake lights, Carbon Fibre switch panel covers (Richard Chen), JL Audio 2 channel amp, Infinity Kappa 6.1 Perfect Speakers, Alpine reverse camera, Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phonekit with audio integration, CAT Driver Training, Nismo Exhaust. KW Variant 3.

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I think I ran out of warranty within two years!

RAYS, parking sensors, Tonneau Cover (StuartB), security glass, Alpine DVD satnav, Alpine digital television, DBA discs and Ferrodo pads, spare RAYS for winter, Michelin Pilot Sports for summer, Vredstein Wintrac Extremes for winter, Spill's Grounding Kit, LED rear brake lights, Carbon Fibre switch panel covers (Richard Chen), JL Audio 2 channel amp, Infinity Kappa 6.1 Perfect Speakers, Alpine reverse camera, Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phonekit with audio integration, CAT Driver Training, Nismo Exhaust. KW Variant 3.

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Its really good to hear both that you are fine and you've still got the car. Hope you're enjoying life!

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Nissan Current: - 350Z GT4, Ultra Yellow, 62/176 - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
- GT-R R35 MY21 Track Edition, Storm White – Factory options: Carbon roof, spoiler, bootlid (painted), carbon ceramic brakes, Nismo carbon seats and Nismo steering wheel…
Nissan Previous: - GT-R R35 MY09 Premium, Titanium; - GT-R R35 MY11 Recaro, Storm White; - Juke Nismo Manual, Blade Silver; - GT-R R35 MY14 Recaro Vermilion Red; - GT-R R35 MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition, Champagne.
Non-Nissan Current: - Suzuki Swift Sport (mild hybrid), Mineral Grey.
Non-Nissan Previous: - Austin A40 Farina*; - Rover 2000*; - Ford Escort RS1600; - Ford Cortina MkIII GT**; - Ford Capri 3L JP Special; - Saab 99 Turbo Lightweight 2-door; - Suzuki SJ410 4x4 (Imported new from Holland!); - Ford Escort XR3**; - Ford Orion Ghia**; Ford Sierra 4x4 2.8L Estate Ghia**; - Rover 414 Sli**(but then purchased, used until 199k+ miles on clock!); - Toyota Avensis Estate*; - Saab 9-3t Cabriolet; - Volkswagen Up! GTi 5-door.
* = Purchased: Used (all others: New) - ** = Company provided

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I remember the car when I had my 350z it was legendary for the Miles. It gave us all hope we could keep it going. Its done well though. I remember a thread you did at some point which listed all the costs to that date. The car was / is a legend.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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I did set out to drive to Africa (Morocco) this year in the Zed. Unfortunately, a replacement starter motor I had had fitted a couple of days before I left packed up at the Eurotunnel Folkestone car park. I had to go back and get alternative transport. It would have probably been the only Zed to have been to three continents (excluding country of manufacture).

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RAYS, parking sensors, Tonneau Cover (StuartB), security glass, Alpine DVD satnav, Alpine digital television, DBA discs and Ferrodo pads, spare RAYS for winter, Michelin Pilot Sports for summer, Vredstein Wintrac Extremes for winter, Spill's Grounding Kit, LED rear brake lights, Carbon Fibre switch panel covers (Richard Chen), JL Audio 2 channel amp, Infinity Kappa 6.1 Perfect Speakers, Alpine reverse camera, Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phonekit with audio integration, CAT Driver Training, Nismo Exhaust. KW Variant 3.

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Congratulations to our Forum members who have supported nissansportz for the last 10 years and continue to show support.

We acknowledge today:

Chubbs

Puddenchucker

Paul_k

Fuku Fuku

Rishie

Saxtoo

dw05zzz

theshrekster

WoREoD

dj370zNismo

NismoGiZmo

LESmo

ldn-j

Dom

rsj

Paul_S

AdeyB45

Mark I

zed ed

Oilman

Thank you.

To our 10th Anniversary Members

Please feel free to share a picture in this post of what you drove when you joined and how it looks now or what you drive now.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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:clap: Wow that's a huge list.

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350Z Chilli Red 2006, with full Do-Luck Kit and still looks as good as new!
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Good god 10 years has just flown by and have had some great times in the Z and the GTR

 

I originally joined this and the previous 350zukownersclub forum having bought the Z as a stop gap until the new Supra would be launched - Still waiting for that...

 

Will dig out some early photos of the Z ( thanks again to paul s for saving my hard drive)

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2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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Woohoo! :bounce:

 

I first got this little beauty toward the end of 2005:

 

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I'd never modded a car before, but it wasn't long before I got a set of Rays alloys (below the car is stickered up for the BritBallRun):

 

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I won a photo comp with my knob photo:

 

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Then I finally got a set of gorgeous LMGT4's:

 

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Then in Nov 2008 Nissan kindly showed the club a pre-production version of the new 370Z:

 

 

That was the day I changed from "I'm never selling my lovely 350Z" to "I've got to have one of those!". And this happened:

 

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The Honey Monster has changed a lot from when I first picked it up. Modding is addictive!

 

So, a big thank you to everyone in the club. It's like a family after all these years. Thanks to all those who contribute and give their time to help run it :thankyou:

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Oh wow. Love the Sunset 350z I never realised you had one. Then there is the film Star which is the Honey Monster. Thanks for all you do Paul. Keeping everything running in the backgroud, the fact everyone can get on pretty much all the time - is down in no small part to you.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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My 10 years have been with 3 different cars.

 

My much loved Azure 350z GT - Which I owned from 2005 to 2011

 

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2011 - I moved to BMW for about 3 years. With a Twin Turbo 123d Coupe. Every Toy you could think of. Literally seemend someone clicked the entire accessories list

 

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Then in 2013 I was surfing the Nissan Site and Autotrader looking at Zeds - I found my Baby on the Nissan Site under a seperate tab - Its one of less than 100 in the UK

- Nissan 370z Nismo V1 # 229. Collected in March 2014.

my favourite car I have ever owned.

 

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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Oh wow. Love the Sunset 350z I never realised you had one. Then there is the film Star which is the Honey Monster. Thanks for all you do Paul. Keeping everything running in the backgroud, the fact everyone can get on pretty much all the time - is down in no small part to you.

Yes, it was a brave move - my first sportscar, RWD vehicle, and car with 'a colour' - all in one go!

 

I was just looking at some of my old signature pics and avatars, here are some I found (possibly not in the correct order):

 

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Been digging up some old photos of the Z from a go kart and pub meet in Aylesbury in May 06 anyone remember that :D

plus a few of the GTR being delivered.

Good times

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2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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I remember it well! Congrats!

 

Woohoo! :bounce:

 

I first got this little beauty toward the end of 2005:

 

gallery_245_77_165014.jpg

 

I'd never modded a car before, but it wasn't long before I got a set of Rays alloys (below the car is stickered up for the BritBallRun):

 

gallery_245_77_422.jpg

 

I won a photo comp with my knob photo:

 

gallery_245_77_44530.jpg

 

Then I finally got a set of gorgeous LMGT4's:

 

gallery_245_77_46955.jpg

 

Then in Nov 2008 Nissan kindly showed the club a pre-production version of the new 370Z:

 

 

That was the day I changed from "I'm never selling my lovely 350Z" to "I've got to have one of those!". And this happened:

 

gallery_245_77_357944.jpg

 

The Honey Monster has changed a lot from when I first picked it up. Modding is addictive!

 

So, a big thank you to everyone in the club. It's like a family after all these years. Thanks to all those who contribute and give their time to help run it :thankyou:

RAYS, parking sensors, Tonneau Cover (StuartB), security glass, Alpine DVD satnav, Alpine digital television, DBA discs and Ferrodo pads, spare RAYS for winter, Michelin Pilot Sports for summer, Vredstein Wintrac Extremes for winter, Spill's Grounding Kit, LED rear brake lights, Carbon Fibre switch panel covers (Richard Chen), JL Audio 2 channel amp, Infinity Kappa 6.1 Perfect Speakers, Alpine reverse camera, Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phonekit with audio integration, CAT Driver Training, Nismo Exhaust. KW Variant 3.

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Shouldn't the second name on yesterday's list be Puddenchucker? A good, steady bloke is Puddenchucker.

 

The mates I remember well from the old Owners' Club and the first day of the new club are Mark from N. Ireland (3fiddy, who morphed to Mark, then got an EvoX and disappeared), Rich (Captain Caveman, now known as Kwakkers!) and Fireman Steve (Pathfinder/Phoenix). Of course, Mr ?Lucky B*****d, known as FukuFuku, Vixen, Rish, Smoky, Damo, SimonShrek, Seb, Davros, Jazzgirl, Baptits (that well known typo with a 580bhp 350), Britney (who could forget Britney?), Giles, Jez, Doug, Kev, Gaz, eddmac (got a family and a boring car), Gus, - and not forgetting the other Mark, the young guy who set it all up in the first place. Those were the days - Nostalgia Rules! Apologies to anyone I have missed - it's old age, you know.

 

Those were the days, my friends...

 

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From the 1st Karting meet...

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My only ever brand new car...

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Wow Chubbs - some of those names I do actually remember - I was sitting quietly at the back those days. I remember Smoky form St Ives as he was the closest member to me. Apart from Kym who lived up the road. I have corrected the name by the way, it was my fault. Appologies.

Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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Yep some good old names there :thumbs:

 

The 10yr crest is being awarded to those people who are still here 10yrs later. No disrespect to those who helped start the club up and those that were active during the time they had their car :)

 

It's inevitable that some people have drifted away over the years, but it's great to have so many of the originals here still. I think it's a credit to the club as well as the people themselves.

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Well said Paul. I was surprised when I went through the list of those due now or in the near future to be awarded the badge - how many people have been with the club and stay with the club - like Chubbs say how many of us all were pre nissansportz.

 

Its great that people stay even long after their Nissans may have passed on, and they have moved onto other brands. Everyone continues to be welcome.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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I thought I'd just share a little part of my 'Zed Shrine':

 

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Then I realised that this year's Membership card is in the car and not on the shelf :doh:

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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WARNING - DO NOT TRUST NavTool WITH YOUR MONEY

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Brings back many memories Geoff with that list of names.

Through the club I got friendly with Cheekymonkey and although he never bought a zed, we kept in touch and still meet up for a drink every year now! A couple more names you might remember: Baldieman, Kev946, Pure, BigPhil and and who can forget Afreemason who had a countdown thread going for the delivery of his Sunset for about 6 months!!!

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2013 Storm White 370z Nismo #93

2004 Azure Blue 350Z

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Nearly 12 years of Zed ownership but only 2 cars. Old & new on 27 July 2013http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e198/djprescott/IMG_0630.jpg:

 

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Still love the azure colour on the 350Z. Looking at what condition it was in - I should have kept it!!

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2013 Storm White 370z Nismo #93

2004 Azure Blue 350Z

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Its so funny Dave. We both had identical Zeds - down the the White Reflectors (which were an option) on the 350z... What a great History. Worth saying also you had the very first 370z Nismo in the Ownersclub. You are the Founding 370z Nismo Member.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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Its so funny Dave. We both had identical Zeds - down the the White Reflectors (which were an option) on the 350z... What a great History. Worth saying also you had the very first 370z Nismo in the Ownersclub. You are the Founding 370z Nismo Member.

It's official. Les is a stalker :lol:

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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WARNING - DO NOT TRUST NavTool WITH YOUR MONEY

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