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Robert Kamen
03-24-1998, 03:23 PM
As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>The 'other' Robert

Karl Seeger
03-24-1998, 03:45 PM
I drive my Z3 EVERY day. Rain or shine. I LOVE roadster's and the MAIN reason I bough my car was to replace the "hole" in my garage I made when I sold my Alfa Spyder 3 years ago.<p>Modifying my car is one of my hobbys and joining the BMW club keeps me driving fast at a track where it belongs.<p>There are day's when I rather go anywhere else other than work because the top is down and it looks like a great day.<p>I have a friend who will by a Miata because he can not afford a BMW. I'm happy he can get a roadster at all!<p>Sometimes we all forget that driving an open top car is all about FUN not who is fastest or got the best paint job.<p>-Karl

Rocco
03-24-1998, 03:52 PM
Robert...<p>I too, live in NJ and have a 25 mile GSP commute. I too, would rather be in motion topless in my Roadster than taking 2 minute breaks from the daily grind every half or so to check new messages and talk to all the wonderful comrades on this board. Perhaps this board fills the void left by our cars sitting in garages or outside in the parking lots of our employers until we can shift again. I too, am looking forward to the weather this weekend, to wash, dry and go topless... and other than maybe one of two Ferrari models (sorry P-fans)... of which a summer beach home would actually provide much more bang for the buck... there is no other car I would rather own. Enjoy the weekend and congratulations on your son's wedding.<p>Rocco.<p>.97 1.9 Triple Black<p><br>: As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: The 'other' Robert<p>

Terry
03-24-1998, 04:11 PM
<B><br>Hi Bob...<p>Great point, well said as usual, and you're very perceptive, again as usual. But for me and my single single status, life is much simpler...Only three things count:<p>Getting rich, getting laid and goin' fast. Not necessarily in that order.<p>Each has it's challenges and rewards and if I die trying, who cares?<p>Terry :-)<p></B><p><br><i>: As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: The 'other' Robert<p></i>

Robert Kamen
03-24-1998, 04:29 PM
Hey Terry,<p>I ain't dead yet. <br>Got plenty of choices for investments<br>Got plenty of choices of Go Fast cars.<br>Got ONE choice in that last department. If not, I don't have to worry about the other two items.<br>Best regards,<br>Bob<p><br>: Hi Bob...<p>: Great point, well said as usual, and you're very perceptive, again as usual. But for me and my single single status, life is much simpler...Only three things count:<p>: Getting rich, getting laid and goin' fast. Not necessarily in that order.<p>: Each has it's challenges and rewards and if I die trying, who cares?<p>: Terry :-)<p>: </B><p>: <br>: : As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: : Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: : But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: : Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: : Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: : Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: : The 'other' Robert<p>

Robert Kamen
03-24-1998, 04:32 PM
<br>: Robert...<p>: I too, live in NJ and have a 25 mile GSP commute. I too, would rather be in motion topless in my Roadster than taking 2 minute breaks from the daily grind every half or so to check new messages and talk to all the wonderful comrades on this board. Perhaps this board fills the void left by our cars sitting in garages or outside in the parking lots of our employers until we can shift again. I too, am looking forward to the weather this weekend, to wash, dry and go topless... and other than maybe one of two Ferrari models (sorry P-fans)... of which a summer beach home would actually provide much more bang for the buck... there is no other car I would rather own. Enjoy the weekend and congratulations on your son's wedding.<p>: Rocco.<p>: .97 1.9 Triple Black<p>: <br>: : As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: : Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: : But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: : Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: : Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: : Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: : The 'other' Robert<p>

Robert Kamen
03-24-1998, 04:34 PM
<br>: I drive my Z3 EVERY day. Rain or shine. I LOVE roadster's and the MAIN reason I bough my car was to replace the "hole" in my garage I made when I sold my Alfa Spyder 3 years ago.<p>: Modifying my car is one of my hobbys and joining the BMW club keeps me driving fast at a track where it belongs.<p>: There are day's when I rather go anywhere else other than work because the top is down and it looks like a great day.<p>: I have a friend who will by a Miata because he can not afford a BMW. I'm happy he can get a roadster at all!<p>: Sometimes we all forget that driving an open top car is all about FUN not who is fastest or got the best paint job.<p>: -Karl<p>

BuzZ3
03-24-1998, 04:49 PM
: <B><br>: Hi Bob...<p>: Great point, well said as usual, and you're very perceptive, again as usual. But for me and my single single status, life is much simpler...Only three things count:<p>: Getting rich, getting laid and goin' fast. Not necessarily in that order.<p>: Each has it's challenges and rewards and if I die trying, who cares?<p>: Terry :-)<p>: </B><p>I'm just trying to convince my girlfriend about those things....ok just one of them (going fast, not.....)<p>-BuzZ3

Terry
03-24-1998, 05:01 PM
<i>:<p>: I'm just trying to convince my girlfriend about those things....ok just one of them (going fast, not.....)<p>: -BuzZ3<p></i><p>BuzZ3...<p>Linda loves to go fast, she swears the Z3 is faster than her ex-husbands Ferrari. Maybe that's because he wouldn't.... among other things.<p>Terry ;-)

BuzZ3
03-24-1998, 05:23 PM
<i>: :<p>: : I'm just trying to convince my girlfriend about those things....ok just one of them (going fast, not.....)<p>: : -BuzZ3<p><br>: BuzZ3...<p>: Linda loves to go fast, she swears the Z3 is faster than her ex-husbands Ferrari. Maybe that's because he wouldn't.... among other things.<p>: Terry ;-)<p></i><br>I'm just trying to convince her it's ok to go 70 in a 70mph zone...<br>-BuzZ3

Paul in SD
03-24-1998, 06:11 PM
Well Said, I have had my Z3 for exactly one month. I have 1800 miles on it. I love it, I love it, I love it. You may be asking why don't I get life. Well for me and the next two years and 3 months, driving with the top down is one of my favorite means to relax. I am a Anesthesilogy Resident who works 80 hours a week. So I drive with the top down, every chance I get, even if its only the 10 min drive to work. ( even though I see every other Z3 in San Diego with the top up... Sad, very sad) <p>When I was in college, I had a 1976 MGB, I loved it. Even though every weekend I was making some kind of minor or major repair. The Alt, water pump or brakes, carbs or something. But I loved it, and the looks I got on campus. When ever there was a parade, I was asked to have my car in it. I still have the car, but it is in<br>some need of a total rebuild, which will be tackled in 2 years and 3 months. <p>I could have bought any car with in the 2.8 price range or less. I could have had more room more power, but I liked the look of the car, I like the looks I got when I drive the car when the top is down and the car is shiny clean. And finally it was my money to do as I pleased, you only live once.<p>This car is my perception and reality wrapped into one. With all of the quirks that this car has, poor stereo, etc. if I had to do it all over again, I would. In my world I am the only one I have to please. As for me right now... I am very happy. As Robert would say... "Life is good"<p>I have said my peace.<br>Paul in San Diego.<p><br><i>: As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: The 'other' Robert<p></i>

Terry
03-24-1998, 06:18 PM
<i>:<br>: <br>: I'm just trying to convince her it's ok to go 70 in a 70mph zone...<br>: -BuzZ3<br></i><p><B>Went on an outing to a Botanical Garden last weekend, 50 miles acrossed the local mountains. 'Took it easy going, never left third gear, think I touched the brakes twice. Commin' back she says "Go for it!" Gas, brake, shift, gas, shift....you know the routine. Driftin' out of an increasing radius turn onto a short straight she shouts "God, I love this car!" Yeah, me too.<p>Terry :-)

RichC
03-24-1998, 06:41 PM
</i><br>Robert - well said as always, and a wonderful reminder of why we love our cars!<p>Roadsters are just the best! I don't care who makes 'em - Triumph, MG, Miata, Z3 - they're just so much more <b>fun</b> than any other car, make you feel like you're part of some secret club or that you understand something no one else does. I feel that way every time I'm out topless on a 41 degree day and see someone else running top-down. <p>On a hot sumer night I'll take any roadster over any metal-roof! I can't wait for this weekend, look's like Friday's a "sick" day here - we're only getting into the low 60's up here in Boston, but there's plenty of country roads only a short drive away!<p>Congrats on finding a home for one of the children (I've still got two at home, but the bigger one is starting to outgrow his cage, the other one's eyeing up my car (teenage boys, gotta love 'em)).<p>Hope the wedding's some place good and, as always, from one ex-Jerseyite to a current Jerseyite - my condolances ;)<p>- richC<p><br><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><br>

walter
03-24-1998, 07:42 PM
hey, i assume #1 son is Jared? wish him luck on the wedding, that's great! (as is the Dow at 8900!) looks like my M is gonna be here tomorrow, just in time for that New Jersey big 70 degrees and sunny Friday, if it goes as predicted! And my commute is 50 miles a day, but on 78! Which is mostly going to 65 mph soon! can't wait!<p><i>: As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: The 'other' Robert<p></i>

Robert Kamen
03-24-1998, 07:46 PM
Although I wish it were Jared getting out of the house, he is the baby in the family. His older brother is 10 years his senior and been home long enough!<br>Regards,<br>Bob<p> hey, i assume #1 son is Jared? wish him luck on the wedding, that's great! (as is the Dow at 8900!) looks like my M is gonna be here tomorrow, just in time for that New Jersey big 70 degrees and sunny Friday, if it goes as predicted! And my commute is 50 miles a day, but on 78! Which is mostly going to 65 mph soon! can't wait!<p>: : As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: : Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: : But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: : Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: : Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: : Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: : The 'other' Robert<p></i>

Robert Kamen
03-24-1998, 07:47 PM
<i>: <br>: Robert - well said as always, and a wonderful reminder of why we love our cars!<p>: Roadsters are just the best! I don't care who makes 'em - Triumph, MG, Miata, Z3 - they're just so much more <b>fun</b> than any other car, make you feel like you're part of some secret club or that you understand something no one else does. I feel that way every time I'm out topless on a 41 degree day and see someone else running top-down. <p>: On a hot sumer night I'll take any roadster over any metal-roof! I can't wait for this weekend, look's like Friday's a "sick" day here - we're only getting into the low 60's up here in Boston, but there's plenty of country roads only a short drive away!<p>: Congrats on finding a home for one of the children (I've still got two at home, but the bigger one is starting to outgrow his cage, the other one's eyeing up my car (teenage boys, gotta love 'em)).<p>: Hope the wedding's some place good and, as always, from one ex-Jerseyite to a current Jerseyite - my condolances ;)<p>: - richC<p>: <br>: <A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><p></i>

walter
03-24-1998, 10:10 PM
OH, I though he seemed a bit young, and now that I think of it he just got his drivers license...oops, gotta run, gotta put out that big idiot light over my head!!! well best of luck anyway to him!<p><i>: Although I wish it were Jared getting out of the house, he is the baby in the family. His older brother is 10 years his senior and been home long enough!<br>: Regards,<br>: Bob<p>: hey, i assume #1 son is Jared? wish him luck on the wedding, that's great! (as is the Dow at 8900!) looks like my M is gonna be here tomorrow, just in time for that New Jersey big 70 degrees and sunny Friday, if it goes as predicted! And my commute is 50 miles a day, but on 78! Which is mostly going to 65 mph soon! can't wait!<p>: : : As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: : : Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: : : But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: : : Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: : : Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: : : Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: : : The 'other' Robert<p></i>

Greg Hudson (Melbourne Australia)
03-25-1998, 01:30 AM
G'Day Robert.<p>It sounds like what you REALLY need is a reality check. Don't complain about the sub-zero mind numbing temperatures, MOVE TO AUSTRALIA !<p>Since April 97 I've had the top UP less than a week! Virtually no rain, mild temps (and Melbourne CAN get cool, down to 35deg some times!)<p>Live life, and stop looking at your Dow Ticker...<p>:-)<p><p>

Jeff E
03-25-1998, 08:08 AM
Well said!<br>Congrats on the Wedding, wishing all great weather to Wed, Drive and enjoy!<p>Jeff E.<br>: As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: The 'other' Robert<p>

robyn
03-25-1998, 10:38 AM
I'm also in NJ and my Z is aout 40 miles away in my garage. But like you waid the weather for the weekend is going to be great here in NJ so if you see a white/black Z out there its me<p>Robyn<br>

Bill J
03-25-1998, 11:38 AM
Robert - Used to live outside Phila; one of the dreams then (years ago) was to have a cool car to go to Ocean City with on the weekend. Well it took a lot of years, but I took a "mental health" vacation last year from Chicago area and drove 1 day to Ocean City. 85 degrees, top down for 900 miles. It was better than I had imagined. Maybe I'll get a chance to do it again this year. Enjoy your summer with the top down!!<p>: As we all sit in our offices, places of business/education, or in front of our computers at home, our toys (Z3's and the like) are sitting in their garages. Right now my car is home 50 miles away, under a cover and hasn't been seen or used in over a week.<p>: Are we tending to think these cars are "bigger than life"? Greater than they really are? My car can beat your car! I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. <p>: But reality is...All roads in NJ (where I live) are max @ 55mph (soon to change on a limited amount of highway). My commute is 50 miles each way of heavy traffic, mostly stop-n-go (Garden State Parkway from the shore to Paramus). Weekends in the 'burbs are so crowded, you hate to go near any main roads. And it never fails...getting behind a mini-van filled with kids, or a truck kickin' up stones to chip that fragile paint.<p>: Guys (and gals), we gotta lighten up a bit. It's been a long winter and we all have cabin fever. Once we get a few warm topdown weekends under our belts, lots of this macho chatter will cease. We'll be too busy enjoying our Z3's as they were intended to be used. I'd much rather be out in the evening, topdown, then carrying on a verbal sparring match with y'all while cooped up in front of my Dell. And believe it or not, I really like and enjoy the input from all of my electronic friends out there.<p>: Regardless of how much I might complain or nitpick about the Z3, guess what? I still own it and have yet to find a better replacement. I have different cars, but the Z3 fills the bill for the reasons I bought it.<p>: Predicted high 60's to low 70's this weekend. No.1 son is getting married Saturday night, Dow Jones is pushin' 8900 as of 10 minutes ago, and I'm goin' topdown drivin' on Sunday. Life is good!<p>: The 'other' Robert<p>


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