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      04-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #67
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Glad to see such a mixed bag here..............I'll be physically 50 in Nov.-2012.

J.O.B= Work as a traveling Mech. Engineer for an Emissions control co. I was basically the only one who could explain our tech without peoples eyes glazing over,lol....well that and I was the only single guy.

2nd J.O.B= Composites-(engineering light,strong Carbon/Kevlar replacement parts for cars etc.)

3rd J.O.B.= Photographer-( landscape,people,pets,racing of all types,unclothed children , ha ! just seeing if you went this far,lol.)

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      04-11-2012, 06:46 AM   #68
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39, lawyer, working in a non-traditional legal career
I've owned 16 cars so far and the Z4C is my fave so far
My second fave is also a Z, a 1990 300ZX that was nicely modified by the previous owner and a lot of fun.
great taste, that 300 was in my top 3...the pearl white one...
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      04-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #69
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Another old guy here. 51. Laser Physics geek.

The Z4C would be a midlife crisis car, but I've been buying hardtop sportscars (and driving them into the ground) my whole life:

240Z (driven for 10 years and 150K miles in my 20's-30's)
MR2 (driven for 9 years and 180K miles in my mid-30's to mid-40's)
Z4C (driven 4+ years, 87K miles so far)..... notice a trend?
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      04-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #71
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Glad to see I am in a nice age groupe. I am 48 and design roadways and bridges for the State of Texas, BMWCCA Driving Instructor, Street Survival Instructor, College and High School baseball umpire, and started my own photography business about 6 months ago. BUSY is an understatement!
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      04-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #72
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I should have setup a poll...here's some results - out of 52 people who responded, here's our age group...pretty diverse I must say!

The folks in the 30's probably are the lowest as they are starting families, less reason to have a two seater. But once people start approaching their mid-life crisis in the 40's, numbers go up lol. 20's are high due to disposable income and such.

Lots of generalizations...but fun to see!

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      04-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #73
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      04-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #74
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40 yrs old....architectural designer.
We also have Infinity FX 35...best of both worlds - roadster and SUV...love both of them.
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      04-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #75
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      04-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #76
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Another old guy here. 51. Laser Physics geek.

The Z4C would be a midlife crisis car, but I've been buying hardtop sportscars (and driving them into the ground) my whole life:

240Z (driven for 10 years and 150K miles in my 20's-30's)
MR2 (driven for 9 years and 180K miles in my mid-30's to mid-40's)
Z4C (driven 4+ years, 87K miles so far)..... notice a trend?
I always loved the 240Z, awesome car, how would you compare it to the Z4C?

And 87K miles on your Z4C? What's the repair history look like at that mileage?
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      04-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #77
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I always loved the 240Z, awesome car, how would you compare it to the Z4C?

And 87K miles on your Z4C? What's the repair history look like at that mileage?
In appearance and overall feel the Z4 Coupe is the closest thing I've seen to the original Z car in the last 20 years. The 240Z was great fun to drive and handled well, but the motor in the Z4 is in a different league (almost twice the power even in the non-M). The old 240Z was, however, built like a cheap POS and mine eventually rotted from the frame rails up. For the last couple of years I kept my driver's seat from falling through the rotting floor by securing it to an aftermarket rollbar - ah, grad school.

Reliability in the Z4 has been almost embarrassingly good so far. I've done regular oil changes every 7500 miles, replaced the shocks at 70K and the brake pads at 80K miles. Nothing else and it runs great.
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      04-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #78
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In appearance and overall feel the Z4 Coupe is the closest thing I've seen to the original Z car in the last 20 years. The 240Z was great fun to drive and handled well, but the motor in the Z4 is in a different league (almost twice the power even in the non-M). The old 240Z was, however, built like a cheap POS and mine eventually rotted from the frame rails up. For the last couple of years I kept my driver's seat from falling through the rotting floor by securing it to an aftermarket rollbar - ah, grad school.

Reliability in the Z4 has been almost embarrassingly good so far. I've done regular oil changes every 7500 miles, replaced the shocks at 70K and the brake pads at 80K miles. Nothing else and it runs great.
Interesting. I still have my 70',73' and a 74' Z and none of them rusted out at all....even being in the salt spreading winter midwest. back then they didn't have much in the way of rustproofing or zinc coatings so we did it ourselves.

I bought my Z4C due to the 240-Z similarities. My green 73' is turbocharged w/coil-overs and leather comforts etc. They are a good match of old vs. new.
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If you have a MerCruiser powered boat and have bought parts online , theres a good chance you have run into me...

Got into it via my dad who has been a boat mechanic for 30 some years.. im to lazy to turn wrenches, so I turned to the Internet.

We are also getting into manufacturing a 20ft speed boat.. but it has been on the back burner while we build up the online business.. (Coast Guard testing and insurance is a bit expensive)

My dad designed and built the prototype 100% by hand.



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      04-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #80
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Interesting. I still have my 70',73' and a 74' Z and none of them rusted out at all....even being in the salt spreading winter midwest. back then they didn't have much in the way of rustproofing or zinc coatings so we did it ourselves.

I bought my Z4C due to the 240-Z similarities. My green 73' is turbocharged w/coil-overs and leather comforts etc. They are a good match of old vs. new.
You're a better judge of cars than I. I bought my '70 Z in NJ in 1980 when I was 19. It had a little bit of surface rust bubbling up at the rear fenders, but for $1800 I figured what the heck. Over the next few years I learned why it's a good idea to be more thorough about underbody inspection. Oh well, I got to learn about Autox and modding in that car for a number of years before the rot finally won.
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      04-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #82
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I've been over to Temple several times when I'm in midtown or when I go to something at the Crest. Great space and atmosphere, fantastic service and YUM coffee! If you're out and about this Saturday, come on down to BodyTribe - Allyson and I are showing with Nicole Roberts and a couple new photographers. It would be fun to meet you and Al always says nice things about ya! We talk coffee and art while she makes me lift heavy stuff. Ron (aka Finnegan) will be there too, though we'll have the Golf TDI instead of the babies.



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Over the last few years, Finnegan and I developed our obsession together, which was convenient, since we were already married.
I've seen differences of opinions over car-love break up a few relationships.
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The folks in the 30's probably are the lowest as they are starting families, less reason to have a two seater. But once people start approaching their mid-life crisis in the 40's, numbers go up lol. 20's are high due to disposable income and such.
I'm 31 but bought the car at 27. A family is in my plans but I'm keeping the ride and getting a reasonably-priced SUV for family duty

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It would be fun to meet you and Al always says nice things about ya! We talk coffee and art while she makes me lift heavy stuff. Ron (aka Finnegan) will be there too, though we'll have the Golf TDI instead of the babies.
I am sorry but I won't be able to make it. I will be at Thunderhill racing all weekend, where Finnegan was suppose to be. Hmmm.

Age 38, i think. To be added to the poll.
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