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Old 10-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Fun car to drive

Picked up the car last Wednesday, what a fun car to drive, I been dealing with slightly low temps. I have been driving mostly in mode 3, unfortunately I have to go back to work tomorrow, I have been trying to respect the break in period.

I have about 400 miles so far but the temps keep dropping. The car seems to drive fine even with the temperature in the upper 30's through low 40's, I drive in the 30-40 MPH range until the tires heat up a little, in the afternoon the temperature been in the 50's.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Congrats! Very nice ride you have there.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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Thanks, definitely a dream car for me.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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I drove mine back from northwest Arkansas early this morning after visiting my son - it was only 28 when I left this morning (cooler than I was expecting when I headed up there on Friday), but I took it extremely easy until the temps warmed up a bit. Tires did fine, but I didn't push it at all until it warmed up above 40.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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Nice Ride You Have There - My Dream Car Too - Sit In The Garage An Stare At Her - Can Not Believe She's Mine
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #8
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Congrats!
I went to see mine today. She just arrived at the dealer. I pick her up on Wednesday after the storm has subsided.

I'm looking at the pics I took today and have that same feeling... can't believe she's mine.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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Congrats!
I went to see mine today. She just arrived at the dealer. I pick her up on Wednesday after the storm has subsided.

I'm looking at the pics I took today and have that same feeling... can't believe she's mine.
You are definitely in for a treat, just try to enjoy it as much as possible before it gets to cold for the tires.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #10
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I drove mine back from northwest Arkansas early this morning after visiting my son - it was only 28 when I left this morning (cooler than I was expecting when I headed up there on Friday), but I took it extremely easy until the temps warmed up a bit. Tires did fine, but I didn't push it at all until it warmed up above 40.
Ive been wondering if anybody has driven their Z at temps under 40. Im thinking of giving it a try in the morning. I leave for work so early that its been right at 40 when I leave. Then it actually gets colder(around 38 or 39) but the car will be parked(at work) by then. By the time I get off work it will be in the 50's. So I will only have to DRIVE her 20 miles with the temp between 38 and 40. She stays in the garage at night and it doesnt get below 50 or so in there.Think Ill try it in the morning
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #11
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #12
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Ive been wondering if anybody has driven their Z at temps under 40. Im thinking of giving it a try in the morning. I leave for work so early that its been right at 40 when I leave. Then it actually gets colder(around 38 or 39) but the car will be parked(at work) by then. By the time I get off work it will be in the 50's. So I will only have to DRIVE her 20 miles with the temp between 38 and 40. She stays in the garage at night and it doesnt get below 50 or so in there.Think Ill try it in the morning
Put on 380 miles last weekend with temps in the mornings around 36 and the power at these temps is amazeing, feels like another 100 hp added. Car worked great, but with foot into most of the day only averaged 9.7 miles per gallon. But it was fun.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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Put on 380 miles last weekend with temps in the mornings around 36 and the power at these temps is amazeing, feels like another 100 hp added. Car worked great, but with foot into most of the day only averaged 9.7 miles per gallon. But it was fun.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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Your ZL1 looks great! I've been driving in the hi 30's/low 40 temps as well. Work the night shift, get out anywhere between 2 and 4 am. So it's getting kinda cold, day time/afternoons its in the 50's when I go to work, but I've noticed when I get out of work in the early am hours, just barely touching the gas the tires spin like crazy. Takes a good 20 minutes for them to heat up and the tire pressure to start climbing. Tire pressure is around 29/30 in the wee cold hours, 31/32 warm afternoons, but 20/25 minutes into my ride they reach 35/36 psi. Then they start to stick like glue, usually take my u shaped exit at 75mph and try not to touch the brakes. The problem at nite is dew/condensation from the temp change. A very thin layer of moisture on the road and the closer to that 32 degree mark, the slipperier it gets. Anyway, I'm sure you're having a blast breaking-in your new ZL1. I try to do a 100 miles in each mode. Touring, sport, and each PTM. Misting out last Sunday, the beginning of hurricane sandy, so I tried out PTM 1, wet conditions, "the nanny" mode. Interfered plenty, but it was still a lot of fun even though I didn't tach it over 4,000. Good luck with your new ride, looks like we're both trying to get thru the break-in period before winter set in.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #15
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Lol, I have had mine for 6 months and I still sit in the garage staring at her.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #16
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Ive been wondering if anybody has driven their Z at temps under 40. Im thinking of giving it a try in the morning. I leave for work so early that its been right at 40 when I leave. Then it actually gets colder(around 38 or 39) but the car will be parked(at work) by then. By the time I get off work it will be in the 50's. So I will only have to DRIVE her 20 miles with the temp between 38 and 40. She stays in the garage at night and it doesnt get below 50 or so in there.Think Ill try it in the morning
I've heard mention in other threads about possible issues of sidewall cracks driving with these tires in too cold temps. Here in Houston I don't have to worry about lower temps very often, so it shouldn't be an issue. If we do have a cold spell, I'll just be driving my truck until it warms up, I suppose.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:13 AM   #17
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I've heard mention in other threads about possible issues of sidewall cracks driving with these tires in too cold temps. Here in Houston I don't have to worry about lower temps very often, so it shouldn't be an issue. If we do have a cold spell, I'll just be driving my truck until it warms up, I suppose.
Well I drove my Z this morning. My HUD said it was 59 in the garage,after I was on the road for a few minutes it actually went down to 34,then back up to 37. Its only a 20 miles drive to work.It should be in the 50's when I get off this afternoon at 1pm..I wont be taking any long road trips in temps under 40 but since it stays in the garage that doesnt get below 50 or so,I will drive it to work as long as the temp doesnt get any colder than today
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:17 AM   #18
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Took mine out last night, had been sitting for a few days and the temp said 64 out. Gave it a little gas and sideways she started to go......Yee Ha
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #19
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Drove mine to work last nite and when I was leaving it was 40 degrees. Tires drove hard until they warmed up. About 30 minutes into my ride I jumped onto the highway and wound her up a little bit, only 800 miles on her now, so I'm still taking it easy or as easy as I can, which is not easy. Anyway, I tacked her to 5,000 and shifted into third with a good amount of throttle, and behold, I was seriously chirping the tires going into third gear. Yeah Baby, tire spin at 70 plus mph! Can't wait to let it all out! This is one powerful menacing machine. But my favorite part of the ride of course has to be those u shaped on and off ramps. 75 into the exit, drop it into third and just feather the throttle. Gotta love that G meter. I've only had it at .75 and not even a chance of a tire chirp at that speed. I know it's not all that much on the G's, but I'm just starting to get the feel of things and I seem to gain more confidence every ride! We are definitely BONDING!
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