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Old 28-11-2017, 08:52 PM
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Do you/have you commuted in the Z

Sun was out today, and being dry thought I would take the Z for a mundane commute to the office. Turns out it was an enjoyable experience, with other drivers giving me the thumbs up (more recognition being boring office hours?)

My first today and won't be the last. Excuse was to bed in the new four pots.







Certainly looked small next to the Z's modern counterparts! Then again helps, with parking bays so damn small!
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Old 28-11-2017, 09:03 PM
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I have on occasion in the summer but park it far away from other cars that could swing doors into it.


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Old 29-11-2017, 08:15 PM
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Commuted for many years during the 1970's and early '80s in 240/260Z's. They were unusual even then. In design terms a standard parking bay measurement was then 2.4x4.8m. The bay size remains unaltered in modern planning terms even though modern cars are now huge! The frequency of door dings and grazed quarters by Chelsea tractors is a not unsurprising consequence.
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Old 30-11-2017, 10:56 AM
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Good to see you getting use and enjoyment out of the zed. I often use one of the cars on work days whenever possible.

The audi driver considered the spaces too small so chose 2 instead!
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Old 30-11-2017, 11:07 AM
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...............The audi driver considered the spaces too small so chose 2 instead!
Yes and I can understand it especially with a wall at the side. The spaces are too small these days and caused me much anxiety when I had my pristine 370Z.

Have you ever spent time in a car park waiting for your wife and witnessed what goes on?

One of my lads works at a supermarket and he has seen it all (usually women).

Another thing I just can't understand - why do people (usually women) go to great lengths to squeeze into a space near the shop when there is lots of room 20yds away. I just stand in amazement sometime watching whilst they shunt backwards and forwards trying to fit in when they could have parked really easily and walked in less time! And then when parked they have a real struggle to get out of the car (usually German).

Every car on your picture apart from your's is German too.

Yes I know this post is sexist but is stating fact sexist?
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Old 30-11-2017, 11:32 AM
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That’s why most of em are fat and lazy rob and they are usually in their 4x4 and can’t reverse into a space like most,must be a generation thing when it comes to parking,I like watching em struggle to get out,women in a 4x4 round the country lanes are deadly,when I take my Zed to Tesco’s I park right out of the way at the back of the car park,your post is not sexist rob it’s a fact and nuts to all the political corrective stuff,say it as it is,nothing wrong with German cars just good quality compared to some of the French rubbish we have here
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Old 30-11-2017, 07:03 PM
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Used to commute in mine all the time when I had it! After a hard day in the office, knowing that my Z was in the car park waiting for me to drive it home made the day worthwhile. I wasn’t even bothered if I was stuck in rush hour traffic – I was in my Z, and I was happy!
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Old 30-11-2017, 07:54 PM
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Yes and I can understand it especially with a wall at the side. The spaces are too small these days and caused me much anxiety when I had my pristine 370Z.

Have you ever spent time in a car park waiting for your wife and witnessed what goes on?

One of my lads works at a supermarket and he has seen it all (usually women).

Another thing I just can't understand - why do people (usually women) go to great lengths to squeeze into a space near the shop when there is lots of room 20yds away. I just stand in amazement sometime watching whilst they shunt backwards and forwards trying to fit in when they could have parked really easily and walked in less time! And then when parked they have a real struggle to get out of the car (usually German).

Every car on your picture apart from your's is German too.

Yes I know this post is sexist but is stating fact sexist?


I donít think any of the facts there are sexist Rob, only the unsubstantiated opinions about women drivers are.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:01 AM
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Commuted a few times in the summer in mine. Pain it being a left hooker and trying to get in the work car park though


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Old 01-12-2017, 09:18 AM
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I have commuted to work in Coventry many times. We had a 'lock-up' garage in the basement of a multi-storey car park so security was ok.

I used to take the long twisty route (Anstey, Coombe Abbey) each way and look forward to it. Those were the days before I rebuilt the car and it smoked really badly on the over-run. Not good for city air quality.

Are you ok in Liverpool re 'low emission' limitations?
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:46 AM
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I only commuted into the city for a short while in my 260Z because I then launched my own home-based business.
But prior to that I drove an XJS for four years and a Capri 280 for five years and commuted in them every single day to Manchester (a 25-mile round trip) in all weathers.
The cars never let me down, were never damaged in the car park, and did not rust away.
I am always amazed that people are so reluctant to use classics as every day cars.
I suppose it boils down to whether you see your car as an investment (so you want to keep it wrapped in cotton wool and only use it occasionally so it doesn’t lose value) or whether you own your classic for the sheer joy of driving it.
If (like me) it is the latter then surely you would drive it at every opportunity you can - including to and from work?
I would add that despite using mine all the time and putting 50,000 miles on the Capri, 40,000 miles on the XJS and 33,000 milesnon the Z, I never sold any of them for less money than I paid for them!
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:01 AM
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I only commuted into the city for a short while in my 260Z because I then launched my own home-based business.
But prior to that I drove an XJS for four years and a Capri 280 for five years and commuted in them every single day to Manchester (a 25-mile round trip) in all weathers.
The cars never let me down, were never damaged in the car park, and did not rust away.
I am always amazed that people are so reluctant to use classics as every day cars.
I suppose it boils down to whether you see your car as an investment (so you want to keep it wrapped in cotton wool and only use it occasionally so it doesn’t lose value) or whether you own your classic for the sheer joy of driving it.
If (like me) it is the latter then surely you would drive it at every opportunity you can - including to and from work?
I would add that despite using mine all the time and putting 50,000 miles on the Capri, 40,000 miles on the XJS and 33,000 milesnon the Z, I never sold any of them for less money than I paid for them!
That is a very good advert for Classic Car ownership.

What I would add is that you have owned good, standard cars and had them maintained well to avoid issues.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:11 PM
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You must stay somewhere warm!
My drive has been frozen from r the last 9 days and had snow on it for the past 3!

As soon as first gritter is spotted the 240z will be snuggled up!

I do commute in mine, in summer, sorry, I meant when there is more day than night...in a Oh ****** it sort of way.




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Old 02-12-2017, 01:19 AM
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Nice to see but you are a very brave man with the salt spreading that is going on at the minute... but I guess if she's properly rust proofed you may not mind.

PS. Your car looks great.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:35 PM
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................Another thing I just can't understand - why do people (usually women) go to great lengths to squeeze into a space near the shop when there is lots of room 20yds away. ................the car (usually German)..............
Today at a Garden Centre. My X trail parked away from the shop and there was lots of space - the blue car
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