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    370 Z or not? I am torn and would like to ask the Z community for

    your opinion on a

    dilemma I have. I want to buy a 370z really bad but I just can't bring

    myself to do it. I have always been a Z enthusiast. I have three 240

    and a 69-

    2000 roadster. I had a 350z which I bought new in 03 but sadly had to sell

    in 06 due to the closing of my company. Luckily I was able to take

    a transfer to

    another division in the same town. I would like to buy new but it

    seems like a low miles used 370z makes the most sense.

    now let me give you little info the 240's

    1. First 240 is a 1970 with 56k miles documented - The car was restored in

    the early 80's by the second owner. the interior still have that new car

    smell and is rust free no cracks in the dash and everything on the car

    still works. I have five original wheels and tires and hub caps for

    the car. I

    have had the car for 12 years and have only driven about 9k miles.

    2. Second car is and early 1971 with 108k miles rust free calif. car with

    one small crack in the dash. The car is all original and have not been

    touched.It still has all the original hoses and clamps. the

    interior is still

    original but carpets have faded a bit. There is a small tear in the

    driver seat cushion but

    the passenger seat is perfect.

    I bought the car from the original owner 10 years ago with 106 k miles.

    The car has been garage since new when I bought it had been in the garage

    for 15 years he was keeping it for his granddaughter but her father didn't

    want her to have it so the old guy just kept it in storage.He took ill and

    had to move into a retirement home and put up the car up for sale.

    The car was

    under coated when it was new and the undercoating still looks great.

    I don't drive the car much at all only driven it 2k miles in the ten

    years I have had it. last time it was on the road was 2007 So in the last 25

    years the car has only been driven 2k miles the car still looks great.

    3. Car # 3 is a 1971 240z that has been modified now has an LS1 with 6 sp

    transmission from a 2002 SS Camaro. the car was repainted has Toyota

    4 x 4 brakes new carpet racing seats LSD 280 ZX CV new tokico strut and

    springs braided brake hoses and a killer stereo 15" wheels. The car is

    a blast to drive I drive it from April to Nov.

    4. The roadster I have had for 9 years and also don't drive much at all it

    too is a calif. car with no rust. The last time I drove it was 6 years ago

    it too just sits in the garage.

    My dilemma is which car or car should I sell to get the 370 I really don't

    want to sell any but I just don't drive them much at all. I could hold of

    a year and get a 09 370z. By then the price should come down enough that I

    may not need a very large down payment. So there you have it. What

    do you guy

    thing my best option would be?

    Edited by dat240z71

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    Hey Carl,

    Did you bring your V8-240Z to the Midwest show last year? If so, that is a very nice car.

    Anyway, if you really want a 370Z I guess pick the other car that you like least and sell it. (I have no spare cash right now, so I am not making an offer.) But remember that the value of the other cars is likely to hold fairly steady or increase over the next 10 years, while the new car's value (any new car) is going fall like a rock during that same time period.

    The other thought is, are you planning on using the 370Z as a replacement for one of the other cars, or as a daily driver? If it is doing to be a daily driver, then the depreciation in value is less of an issue as you will see that with any car. (But I also don't currently know anyone who drives their 350/370 in the winter.)

    Anyway, you ask for opinions, so that is mine. Either way, stay safe!

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    Thanks Walter yes that was my ls1- 240z at the show. The 370z will not be my daily driver as I have an 01 infinity I30 for that.

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    Speaking as someone with too many cars, I know where you're coming from. My advice is to sell the one you really don't need. I suspect you'll have a great time with the 370z. It's not going to be as comfortable as your Infiniti, but, is a lot of fun.

    I suggest you keep the early mileage 240z, the roadster, and then sell the rest to get your 370z.

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    at least for me, it will be the 370Z 40th aniversary edition, hopefully early next year! yeah I know, wishfull thinking.

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    I say get the 370z and sell car #2. We both know you love the v8 Z and I would keep the 70 car. I myself is thinking about a 370z vert and getting a winter beater.

    Where you been?????!!!!!!!!!!

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