Struggling with trading in my Z.

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I used to have a 2003 350Z Touring, it was a fantastic car. I enjoyed driving it more than my ZL1. It is just a great driver’s car with the 6-speed manual.

Keep it and buy an older Jeep.





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Let it go, traded my 3500 ram diesel truck straight across for my new rubi. Its all about the fun factor and being off road.

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I Googled it and learnt that a "Z" is a Nissan something.
 

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I was a long time fast car guy - my last two vehicles were a 6MT 2009 BMW 135i and a 2016 Audi S5. One drive in a friend's new JL out on the trail got me hooked and I traded in my S5 (my only vehicle) and purchased this JLR I've got now. I've never had more fun on four wheels than in my JL, and the 3.6/8AT is a sporty, quick-reacting and more-fun-than-you-think powertrain. The 6MT option being available too is great.

Especially seeing you live in CA - the trails and backcountry out this way are absolutely breathtaking and a 2 door JL is one of the best vehicles money can buy to conquer and explore it. It's a purpose built two door off road sports car (in a sense) that happens to be a lot of fun to drive on the road, too.
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Hey there guys,

My name is Alex and I am new user here, but I have perused the site for a long time. I was curious if there are any JL guys here that traded in a beloved car (in my case a 2013 370z with low miles, I'm a Z guy through and through.) for their JL.

I'm supposed to go into the dealer today and put down the deposit for my 2 Door sting grey JL Sport S. But I'd be lying if I wasn't torn up about trading in my car.

I used to have other vehicles but couldn't really afford to keep them around anymore. I have three dogs and love to camp and have always wanted to get into overlanding and the such. So really need something more practical.

For what it's worth I have an 88 Z31 still that is my project. But I have grown to love my 370z (Z34).

Has anyone gone through a similar situation?? Do you regret it? Or do you love your JL? (I assume most love it!) I don't want a truck or anything super boring. When you see a Z, you know it is a Z. Just like when you see a Wrangler, you know it's a Wrangler. I also love cars with real history.

What are your guys' experiences? I'd love to know.

Thanks.
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If you’re asking opinions that tells me you can afford to keep the Z.
I sold my 911 that I owned for 11 years when I purchased a SRT Grand Cherokee. Didn’t need to sell it. Never really missed the 911, but no longer have the SRT.
Now I own a jl rubicon and wish I had kept the 911.

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If you love your Z that much, trust me, you’ll always regret selling it. Keep it, pay it off, then make the payment to yourself until you have a good down payment for your new JL. I have a 2019 JLUR that I bought new at the end of ‘19 for a great deal. Great truck. It scratches its own itch, but not the itch that only a flingable 2 door coupe can, so I have a 2017 BRZ and a 2002 S2000. Best of all worlds to me. Hang on to that Z and plan for your JL. Your future self will thank you!
 

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Payoff the Z and then get the JL. But that's coming from a guy that has a 2015 Mustang GT that I purchased new in the garage with 14k miles. Only drive it in the summer. I just got rid of my GTI which I purchased new in '06 and it was mint. Such a fun car to drive. Now I'm on the lookout for clean 370Z myself.
 

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Keep the Z and get the JL. My toy car is a 2004 BMW E46 with the ZHP package and 6spd manual that i love and when it came time to get a JL i knew it was going to be in addition to the E46, not instead of. You just "know".
 

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It’s just a Nissan. Get over it already.
 

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But I just walked out my house and looked at the Z in the light and I just couldn't get in it to go to the dealer and put down the $1000 deposit for the order. I respect that Z so much there is not one single mod I have done to it (other than a delrin shift bar), and it is still so F***ing fun to drive.

I may just wait till it's paid off (1.5 years) and start looking at my options then, and hopefully have my sweet Z and a killer JL. (Time to get a night job!)
Best call you could have made here, especially being that close time-wise! :like: I enjoy having a sports car toy and a Jeep toy and thankful I'm able to keep one of each...best of both worlds. I really enjoy the Jeep and have always had a soft spot for Wranglers, but if I had to choose, the sports car toys have always been my first love. Can't imagine not having one in the garage. Really enjoy the Z cars and I've had a few over the years in between Vettes. Last was a Gun Metallic 2013 370Z Roadster

This was the garage for a while...with the 2013 Z & 2013 JK Freedom Edition
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Nowadays...with 2017 Vette & 2018 JLR
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This thread popped up and well I was out cruising the other night just for something to do and saw this. You Z fans should appreciate.

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I remember racing one of these back in the day with my 82 Z28. LOL. memories.
 
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If you love your Z that much, trust me, you’ll always regret selling it. Keep it, pay it off, then make the payment to yourself until you have a good down payment for your new JL. I have a 2019 JLUR that I bought new at the end of ‘19 for a great deal. Great truck. It scratches its own itch, but not the itch that only a flingable 2 door coupe can, so I have a 2017 BRZ and a 2002 S2000. Best of all worlds to me. Hang on to that Z and plan for your JL. Your future self will thank you!
Payoff the Z and then get the JL. But that's coming from a guy that has a 2015 Mustang GT that I purchased new in the garage with 14k miles. Only drive it in the summer. I just got rid of my GTI which I purchased new in '06 and it was mint. Such a fun car to drive. Now I'm on the lookout for clean 370Z myself.
Keep the Z and get the JL. My toy car is a 2004 BMW E46 with the ZHP package and 6spd manual that i love and when it came time to get a JL i knew it was going to be in addition to the E46, not instead of. You just "know".
I think this is the way I am going to go. I want the best of both worlds. So I'll just have to wait and start saving as much as I can. Then when the Z is paid off in 18 months I'll have a good down payment for a JL. Even if it takes a couple years, so be it. My lady just got a 2017 Forester so I'm sure that'll work for anything I gotta haul around in the meantime.

I used to have more utility vehicles up untill a year ago (92 325i (dog car) with 350K miles, and an 01 F250 2WD) but ultimately they were sitting around getting dirty and rusting outside so I got rid of them.

I've considered older Jeeps but I think the JL is a really mean looking Wrangler with nice lines. So I'm gonna hold out me thinks.

It’s just a Nissan. Get over it already.
Yeahhh sometimes I tell myself the same thing. Then I look at my Zs and go "D*** that's sexy!"

This thread popped up and well I was out cruising the other night just for something to do and saw this. You Z fans should appreciate.

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I remember racing one of these back in the day with my 82 Z28. LOL. memories.
OOOOF. The s30 will likely be my last Z purchase after I finish the Z31 restore and build. If you handed me the keys to an s30 with modernized suspension/powertrain or any other stupid cool sports car, I'd take the Z everytime, though a vette of any year would be tempting.

I was a long time fast car guy - my last two vehicles were a 6MT 2009 BMW 135i and a 2016 Audi S5. One drive in a friend's new JL out on the trail got me hooked and I traded in my S5 (my only vehicle) and purchased this JLR I've got now. I've never had more fun on four wheels than in my JL, and the 3.6/8AT is a sporty, quick-reacting and more-fun-than-you-think powertrain. The 6MT option being available too is great.

Especially seeing you live in CA - the trails and backcountry out this way are absolutely breathtaking and a 2 door JL is one of the best vehicles money can buy to conquer and explore it. It's a purpose built two door off road sports car (in a sense) that happens to be a lot of fun to drive on the road, too.
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I love this so much. Just looks like such a great time. Your avatar as well, I just wanna blow down that trail in a wrangler. hahah



I also love all the Zs (and other sporty fun cars) I have seen in the thread. Gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. HA!

Thanks for all the posts, you guys are great! I appreciate all the input.
 

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This thread popped up and well I was out cruising the other night just for something to do and saw this. You Z fans should appreciate.

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I remember racing one of these back in the day with my 82 Z28. LOL. memories.
Blast from the Past...When it used to be called Datsun!
 

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Well, here is my 2 cents. Keep the Z, & then get a JL when you can. Then, if you use the JL more, you can always sell the Z.

I had a '72 Datsun 240Z & wish I still had it. But, I probably still would have sold it, I just like fishing, hunting, & being offroad more than the sports car. I also sold my fully restored & built up '91 MR2 Turbo. Miss it badly, but I don't miss having to work on it. I'm not a small man, had to get my daughters & grandson to help me reach certain bolts & hoses, because my arms/hands wouldn't fit. But, boy was it a blast to drive. But, alas I do more fishing, hunting & offroad stuff than I ever did AX or Time Trials.

To be honest, I'm not really missing that I don't have a speedy car around. Really like my Sting Gray JLUR. :like:
 
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