SOLD - FS Datsun 240Z - 1973 - V8 Engineered
Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:23 PM
What if I buy an MX5?
Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:13 PM
by the way if you give your suit size I could find a nice Tweed jacket in your size.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:17 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:41 PM
LOL fine! I'm going to buy bikies goggles too ^.^
What if I buy an MX5?
Nothing wrong with an MX5, they're cheaper to buy than Z's and you don't have to worry about anyone having put a sun roof in it allready
Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:45 PM
I wasn't kidding when I mentioned the MX5. It's basically a more road suitable clubman with heaps more creature comforts and at half the price. Could be the best of both worlds. I'm going to test drive a couple to see if they really deserve the wraps everyone gives them.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:21 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:03 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:08 PM
If I end up with an MX5 someone needs to shoot me I suppose. Selling a 240 for an MX5!? Who in their right mind would do that... :-\
Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:06 AM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:44 PM
The 5 is great fun and a car that my partner likes to drive and be driven in.
My 5 being a very early one has the short nose crank, but if serviced properly, this is not an issue. My car has 205000km on the original motor and will go for another 200k easily. The suspension is stock, but handles very well.
The best bit was the price, $5k, and I don't have to worry about where I park it or it something happens to it at that value, plus insurance is dirt cheap.
The Z is a more hard core driver for me, well all the Zeds I have owned are either racers or ex racers and weren't popular with passengers, or others used to more creature comforts.
Keep the Z and spend not a lot on an early MX, and when the bug bites, modify the MX. Just be careful with what model as turboing a NA is cheap and easy, but I'm not sure on legalities.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:35 PM
After owning both now, which one was more 'fun' to drive? Talking pure driving enjoyment, not the enjoyment you get by simply owning it.
I've had a few mx5's but the best ones were my first which was a supercharged 1.8 and the next one which was a 1.6 AVO kitted motec monster, both were setup for track work but were very comfortable on the street but I prefered the S/C 1.8 which only had 116 rwkw but managed a stage win and a couple of 2nd's in the 2003 dutton rally(man I miss that car), it was extremely well setup by the previous owner.
Its hard to say whats more fun to drive as I got the most enjoyment going for spirited drives through the black spur in the 5 but I love just cruising in the Z, although I've never really given the Z a hard time with its tiny tyres.
I know one day I'll get another S/C NA mx5 but I've got 2 240z's at the moment and I wouldn't sell one for an mx5
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:43 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:50 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:51 PM
He might need a daily driver while he builds his Z. HA
you read my mind
Posted 21 November 2009 - 12:40 PM
Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:08 PM
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