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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:28 pm
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Been lurking (& reading a wealth of invaluable info...thank you all) for a wee while. Today I did the deal on what appeared to me to be an immaculate white '11 tph 200. Have to wait to get this new baby home for show&tell. & lots of 'ask' too :-)
'11 white RCZ TPH 200 ...new adventure
'12 black Ford Grand C-Max ...for bunch of kids
'76 white sunroof 912E ...in storage back home
'69 black Karmann Ghia Coupe ...gave to my brother back home


Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 pm
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:greetings-wavingblue: Welcome :text-welcomewave:

Looking forward to seeing your new ride :thumbup:
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:43 am
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Hello and welcome.
We look forward to seeing some photos of your new Z any questions don’t hesitate to ask we’re a friendly bunch on here :thumbup:
I’m sure you’ll love your new car :beer:
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:36 pm
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Z is in the shed!!

Collected it just now - place I bought it from is a couple of hours north but they kindly drove it to a place nearby (collecting another car).

But, :crazy: OMG, it was a sorry sight to collect - went from prestine on Saturday to FILTHY from head to toe with snow & ice and so much dirt you wouldn't believe - Finnish winter weather.

My youngest kids are similarly filthy each day - is it wrong for a parent to really not want his kids to sit in his car :eusa-think:
'11 white RCZ TPH 200 ...new adventure
'12 black Ford Grand C-Max ...for bunch of kids
'76 white sunroof 912E ...in storage back home
'69 black Karmann Ghia Coupe ...gave to my brother back home

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:01 pm
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You can buy seat covers, carpet covers etc. :D :D :eusa-whistle: :eusa-whistle: :lol: :lol:
Tia2 is a 2013 RCZ Magnetic in Black with a 2litre diesel engine
Upgraded Peugeot sat-nav now has 7 digit postcode, safety alerts and updated maps
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights, quad exhaust tips
Tia3 is a 2015 RCZ-R in Mercury Grey with a 1.6litre petrol engine, oh and 270 bhp
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights
Both have dash cams front and back

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 pm
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or you could sell the kids :eusa-think:
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:21 pm
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Jh72i wrote:
Z is in the shed!!

Collected it just now - place I bought it from is a couple of hours north but they kindly drove it to a place nearby (collecting another car).

But, :crazy: OMG, it was a sorry sight to collect - went from prestine on Saturday to FILTHY from head to toe with snow & ice and so much dirt you wouldn't believe - Finnish winter weather.

My youngest kids are similarly filthy each day - is it wrong for a parent to really not want his kids to sit in his car :eusa-think:


You’ll enjoy cleaning and polishing its as much a part of ownership as driving :thumbup:
And yes don’t feel guilty keep the sprogs well away from your pride and joy :lol:
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:51 pm
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Plenty of room in the boot for a set of golf clubs, a crete of beer and a couple of ankle-biters ;)
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:04 pm
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guppy you seen the message on European meet that Dan has left you ?

Sorry for jumping in thread.

Good luck with the RCZ you will enjoy cleaning it, as for the kids - soz I can't help you there LOL !
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Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:14 am
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Figured out how to post pictures - need to figure out how to take better ones.

Had a blast this weekend testing the Z out on all sorts of roads. All the kids got a ride (I hosed them down) & they love it too. Even the wife thinks it looks fantastic.

Not since I first owned my Karmann Ghia years ago have so many heads turned as I drove about.

Changed the air filter this evening - absolutely no real need to but now I feel the car & I have a better understanding ;).

The one worry I have is after further admiring the lines this evening I thought the gap between boot and body was kind of big :|. Everything back there is totally solid (no movement at all) & the boot opens & closes fine. What do you think? I can fit my pinkie in the gap...

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& this doesn't look right...but, as I say, nothing wiggles or moves even a millimeter!?

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'11 white RCZ TPH 200 ...new adventure
'12 black Ford Grand C-Max ...for bunch of kids
'76 white sunroof 912E ...in storage back home
'69 black Karmann Ghia Coupe ...gave to my brother back home

Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:22 am
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Your car looks great! The boot line does look a little big, not sure if there is any adjustment on the boot lid? Here’s what my car boot line looks like.
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Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:36 am
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Don't forget they're Austrian, not German so you've got to expect wider tolerance specs :D

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Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:47 am
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Do you know if the car has had a rear end shunt at all? The gap does seem a bit bigger than mine, but I do think the tolerances on the Z are quite generous, certainly compared to the likes of VW Audi.
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Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:05 pm
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I don't think it's much to worry about.

Have a look at the rear lights this will show if the bumper has been off and not aligned, there will be a gap at the top of the rear light.

Maybe have a look underneath just to satisfy yourself ( careful lads !! ) and see if any of the fasteners for the rear bumper look altered or could give any additional adjustment.

Most of all WELCOME and have fun in your newly acquired RCZ, your neighbours will have crooked necks all that turning around - LOL..

CHeers !! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:39 pm
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Thanks for the responses folk. Spent some time this evening getting to know my back bumper & underneath :|

I simply cannot see anything amiss - in fact it is amazingly clean & together down there. So, I won't let it bother me too much for now. Maybe in time I will figure out if the bumper can be adjusted or something.

But.. stone chips..aaargh - smacked hard on the screen when driving on the motorway today. Yet another annoying aspect of Finnish winter! Of course this time the stone also hit the roof and took a chip away - for those interested, beneath the black there is white!!
'11 white RCZ TPH 200 ...new adventure
'12 black Ford Grand C-Max ...for bunch of kids
'76 white sunroof 912E ...in storage back home
'69 black Karmann Ghia Coupe ...gave to my brother back home

Post Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:02 pm
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Jh72i wrote:
Thanks for the responses folk. Spent some time this evening getting to know my back bumper & underneath :|

I simply cannot see anything amiss - in fact it is amazingly clean & together down there. So, I won't let it bother me too much for now. Maybe in time I will figure out if the bumper can be adjusted or something.

But.. stone chips..aaargh - smacked hard on the screen when driving on the motorway today. Yet another annoying aspect of Finnish winter! Of course this time the stone also hit the roof and took a chip away - for those interested, beneath the black there is white!!
On second looks, there does seem to be a bit of a gap between the rear bumper and back light. I wonder if there has been some work on or at the rear bumper. 5 or so mm . Maybe needs re-seating . Another job lol !

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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:08 pm
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Something in my rear view mirror bothered me today after I had adjusted it a wee bit....

so, yes, you folks are correct - the bumper is not as it should be. There is a small bend which confirms it has either been shunted and/or taken off and not put back exactly right - maybe forced into position a bit.

Picture attached looks much more horrific than it really appears. Feel like idiot for not noticing this before.

Been searching for info about rear bumper removal/fitting/adjusting but not finding much - any steer appreciated.

A hour before noticing this I saw a slightly newer Asphalt 200 (there have been only like 4 200s for sale in the whole country all year), very similar mileage, very similar price, all the extras incl. the pop up screen for sale literally like 5km away from my house :(

I know I'm being totally irrational but both 'events' have taken the joy from my ownership today.

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'11 white RCZ TPH 200 ...new adventure
'12 black Ford Grand C-Max ...for bunch of kids
'76 white sunroof 912E ...in storage back home
'69 black Karmann Ghia Coupe ...gave to my brother back home

Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:42 am
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Dont worry be happy

You Will soon find out that every z you are going to See you Will want it!

Just enjoy your new ride
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:54 am
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There will always be a better buy out there like ONLY AEK said just enjoy your new car and if things bug you get em fixed and make it mint. :thumbup:
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:12 pm
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If you're really unhappy I'm sure there's some clever person out there who is a genius and could fettle it for you.

And by genius read : not a main dealer body shop.

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