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SeriousRikk
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Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by SeriousRikk » Sun 09 Jun, 2013 11:06

Just signed up, figured a hello would be in order!

In the last couple of months I decided I wanted a fun car, something enjoyable and engaging to drive. Up until last year I had a BMW 325ci which was nice, but a bit clinical to drive if I'm honest. Initially I fancied an E30 325i but a few things put me off - and then I saw a Zed and realised what I should have been looking at all along!

So, I will in the next few months, be looking for the right z3 2.8 for me.

Time to start reading buyers guides!
Richard - Old Zeddy's new home...

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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by Bonzo » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 23:26

Best of luck, 2.8's rock :thumb: Anything you want to know, just ask! 8-)

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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by billz » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 06:34

Welcome from a another notts guy. Hope you find a good one dont discount the 3.0 there have been a couple going cheap and are an excellent all rounder, both economy and performance.
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by SeriousRikk » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 19:49

Cheers chaps

Billz - good to know there are a few of us about :)
While the extra power id very appealing, I'm trying to avoid the 3.0 because the one thing about my E46 I didn't like was fly by wire throttle. I know it sounds daft but I just don't like 'em - even though I know they are fine for most folk! :?
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by billz » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 19:54

Yes i know what you mean took a while to get used to ours but was better after we had it remapped. Good luck with the search.
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by Z3cade » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 20:16

Try and find yourself a late 99 2000 2.8.. They come with twin vanos.. Smoother and better mpg, Great engine
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by snoops » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 21:45

Early 99's have the twin vanos too - check out THIS ARTICLE good read for prospective buyer.
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by nash » Wed 12 Jun, 2013 04:20

Welcome aboard fella, I just sold my 328CI and picked up a black Z from Nottingham yesterday,
good luck with your Z hunt.
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by aceman » Wed 12 Jun, 2013 13:36

M52TU twin vanos 2.8's came fitted in Z3's from build date Oct '98 onwards. :wink:
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by Boysie » Wed 12 Jun, 2013 15:14

Welcome Rikk

What ever Zed you buy, i'm sure you will be happy
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by snoops » Tue 16 Jul, 2013 18:39

A little bird tells me that you have bought zippy's best friend but it is believed he has gone to a good home :D

I like the sound of what you are thinking of doing with Old Zeddy, in keeping with the last owner.

Looking forward to seeing a progress thread hopefully.

Congratulations on your new purchase. :D
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by Badman gee » Tue 16 Jul, 2013 18:40

snoops wrote:A little bird tells me that you have bought zippy's best friend but it is believed he has gone to a good home :D

I like the sound of what you are thinking of doing with Old Zeddy, in keeping with the last owner.

Looking forward to seeing a progress thread hopefully.

Congratulations on your new purchase. :D
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by Badman gee » Tue 16 Jul, 2013 18:48

Welcome by the way!
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by billz » Tue 16 Jul, 2013 19:37

Hope you can get it past the 45mph that Gill had it programmed not to go past :D
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by Southernboy » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 19:59

Welcome Rikk...a good buy you have made....that car has been very well loved and cared for.... :wink:
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by maurice the martian » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 20:07

billz wrote:Hope you can get it past the 45mph that Gill had it programmed not to go past :D
Some say she once did 70mph .


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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by snoops » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 23:42

maurice the martian wrote:
billz wrote:Hope you can get it past the 45mph that Gill had it programmed not to go past :D
Some say she once did 70mph .


Welcome Rik
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She was in the passenger seat at the time though :D
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by SeriousRikk » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:54

snoops wrote:A little bird tells me that you have bought zippy's best friend but it is believed he has gone to a good home :D

I like the sound of what you are thinking of doing with Old Zeddy, in keeping with the last owner.

Looking forward to seeing a progress thread hopefully.

Congratulations on your new purchase. :D
Sorry for missing this post, busy week, but the little bird is absolutely correct :D

And I have had a thoroughly enjoyable week so far, every day top down to and from work. Bad day at the office? Well it has become a good day by the time I get home again :D

As soon as the last couple of bits are out of my garage and I can get him in there, a progress thread will begin. Oh, and once the sun has gone away too, no way he's spending any time off the road in this weather :)

Thankyou for the welcome!
Richard - Old Zeddy's new home...

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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by SeriousRikk » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:55

billz wrote:Hope you can get it past the 45mph that Gill had it programmed not to go past :D
Might have happened... :D
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Post by SeriousRikk » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 13:00

Southernboy wrote:Welcome Rikk...a good buy you have made....that car has been very well loved and cared for.... :wink:
Yes, he has indeed. And long may that continue.

Thankyou everyone for the welcome.

Step one, something I always do when welcoming a new car to the garage, new boots going on next week.
Richard - Old Zeddy's new home...

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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by snoops » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 00:40

By the way Rik........you need to change your signature. :D
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by dallantan » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 09:46

Welcome! - Excited to see your choice of new wheels ;)
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by SeriousRikk » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 09:51

Oh I'm keeping the wheels, just rubber going on.
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Re: Soon to be Zed owner from Nottinghamshire

Post by dallantan » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 09:52

ooooh, ook then! - lets see some pics of the car :)
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