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This has to do with a post by Jon farther down the stack, but I feel like it's important enough to put up top so everyone has a look at it.

First of all, let's kill one of the longest running myths in Z-dom right here and now: The ZX series cars were NOT heavy, slow pigs when compared to their first generation cousins.In fact, if you'll check the specs, you'll actually find that a stock ZX N/A coupe was actually 50 pounds LIGHTER than a '75-'78 280Z. (check the specs out yourself at geocities.com/z-car/specs/.) The ZX series non-turbo coupes also had better 0-60 times than any early Z except the 240. Of course, in pure power to weight ratio, the 240s remain the kings of the road. I'm not sure even the concept Zs have better numbers.

All that being said, the Z and ZX are two very different cars. I own a '75 280 and an '82 turbo ZX and I like them both. The 280 has much more of an elementary, spartan sports car feel than that 'X', and is the most fun in the curvies. However, compared to the X, it rattles my fillings loose on long trips.

The ZX feels more like a (dare I say it) Maxima on the road -- a car with which I believe it shares the rear suspension. It is, however, a maxima with a lot of grunt and IMO the best looking production car body ever made. (The 240-280 is a close second). Shoot me, but I also like all the little gadgets and power goodies on the ZX. I don't particularly like the rear suspension, which on my car is stock, but I plan on making some upgrades based on information I've read here on ZCar.com. The bottom line — all first and second generation Zs are cool cars. In fact, in my blaspehmous opinion, they are the ONLY true Z-cars. The 300s never did a thing for me. But hey, live and let live.
 

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> This has to do with a post by Jon farther
> down the stack, but I feel like it's
> important enough to put up top so everyone
> has a look at it.

> First of all, let's kill one of the longest
> running myths in Z-dom right here and now:
> The ZX series cars were NOT heavy, slow pigs
> when compared to their first generation
> cousins.In fact, if you'll check the specs,
> you'll actually find that a stock ZX N/A
> coupe was actually 50 pounds LIGHTER than a
> '75-'78 280Z. (check the specs out yourself
> at geocities.com/z-car/specs/.) The ZX
> series non-turbo coupes also had better 0-60
> times than any early Z except the 240. Of
> course, in pure power to weight ratio, the
> 240s remain the kings of the road. I'm not
> sure even the concept Zs have better
> numbers.

> All that being said, the Z and ZX are two
> very different cars. I own a '75 280 and an
> '82 turbo ZX and I like them both. The 280
> has much more of an elementary, spartan
> sports car feel than that 'X', and is the
> most fun in the curvies. However, compared
> to the X, it rattles my fillings loose on
> long trips.

> The ZX feels more like a (dare I say it)
> Maxima on the road -- a car with which I
> believe it shares the rear suspension. It
> is, however, a maxima with a lot of grunt
> and IMO the best looking production car body
> ever made. (The 240-280 is a close second).
> Shoot me, but I also like all the little
> gadgets and power goodies on the ZX. I don't
> particularly like the rear suspension, which
> on my car is stock, but I plan on making
> some upgrades based on information I've read
> here on ZCar.com. The bottom line — all
> first and second generation Zs are cool
> cars. In fact, in my blaspehmous opinion,
> they are the ONLY true Z-cars. The 300s
> never did a thing for me. But hey, live and
> let live.

Before we end up with Real z's had SUs bumper stickers, or turbo vs. normal asperation arguments, I think we should quit while we are ahead. Stop the debate by doing one thing.....RACING (just kidding).

I used to own a Jeep CJ5 and got flak from the wrangler owners. I then bought a wrangler and the same happened from the CJ owners. The point is that THESE CARS ARE NOT MASS PRODUCED ANYMORE. If that is not reason enough for comradery amungst fellow zcar gearheads, then I'm going to autoforums.
JN

ps im not really going to autoforums, i just got a little excited.
JN
 

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Geocities URL....

John, can you repost that url for geocities???? I copied the one you had and it came up as unknown on their server.... As for he Z/ZX question, they are both Z cars and though different they are both great cars.
Zya
Tony Lynch

> Before we end up with Real z's had
> SUs bumper stickers, or turbo vs.
> normal asperation arguments, I think we
> should quit while we are ahead. Stop the
> debate by doing one thing.....RACING (just
> kidding).

> I used to own a Jeep CJ5 and got flak from
> the wrangler owners. I then bought a
> wrangler and the same happened from the CJ
> owners. The point is that THESE CARS ARE NOT
> MASS PRODUCED ANYMORE. If that is not reason
> enough for comradery amungst fellow zcar
> gearheads, then I'm going to autoforums.
> JN

> ps im not really going to autoforums, i just
> got a little excited.
> JN
 
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