Mid Life Crisis

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Mid Life Crisis

Postby John Scott » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:33 pm

Hi All
I went out looking to recapture my youth and went out to buy an MGB, Triumph Sputfire, TR6 or 7 Or even an old knackered Lotus Elan like the ones I had in the 1970s (it cost me all of £175 back then! Oh how I wish I had stored it in the garage)
I stumbled across an MX5 and was talked into a test drive and didn't give it back as it made me feel like I was a 21 year old again. It took me back to my days with my Elan but without the hassle and heartache.
Its a 2002 MK2.5 BRG. With hindsite I should have played hard to get and went for a drive in some more and checked out others but Hey guys you know how it is when you have an offer to take a beautiful lady home, common sense goes out the window (don't tell my wife).
I live in Hardgate near Clydebank. if you see a rather large gentleman of more mature years with a great big grin on his face that will be me.
Look forward to meeting some of you guys
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Postby malcolm » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:38 pm

Hi John, I had an MGB GT and the MX5 is a lot more fun.

The MGB GT is more for the guy who wants to spend time and money and only use it for slow country weekend drives. But the 5 you just can't help putting your right foot down.

Welcome to the forum and have a lot of fun with your 5.

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Postby Detritus » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:43 pm

Hi John

Welcome.

I know exactly how you feel I've had a few old classics, lastest an MG Midget but although they have character and the grin effect, they don't compare with the five. 8)
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Postby don.b » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:00 am

I had a 2 year old TR6 and loved it, but I was 17 and it was back in the 70's.

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Postby poing » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:10 am

Welcome John, good time of year to buy a 5 but they are great cars to enjoy all year round, in fact sometimes they are more fun when it's wet :wink:
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Postby DouglasH » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:34 am

Hello John and welcome, excellent choice...enjoy.
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Postby findlay » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:01 am

Welcome to the community John. You should have bought a red one but we'll forgive you ;)

Enjoy the car and look forward to meeting you at an event over the summer :)
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Postby Baron von Ripper » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:46 am

Thats funny. I went a run tonight and came down through Balfron into Milngavie and I was behind a TR6 (just for a wee while)......I was going to head down towards clydebank as well :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby IanH » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:51 am

Welcome, you'll have a lot of fun and we're a friendly bunch on here...
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Postby hubba64 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:19 am

Hi John - welcome, you will have a blast with the car!!!

Kim & Guy :D
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Postby Richardn » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:11 am

findlay wrote:Welcome to the community John. You should have bought a red one but we'll forgive you ;)

Enjoy the car and look forward to meeting you at an event over the summer :)


He doesn't live far enough north to have a red one :D

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Postby the_frozen_penguin » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:12 am

Hello and welcome. Yes the grins never stop. :D
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Postby Gordon » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:11 am

Hi John, welcome from a couple of ex-Bankies. My wife is from Hardgate and I was brought up in the high flats at the top of the hill.

Any relation to a Graham Scott who went to Goldenhill Primary?
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Postby Robin » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:18 am

Welcome John, and congratulations for an excellent choice of both car & colour! You can see, I am biased!
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Postby Colin » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:11 pm

malcolm wrote:Hi John, I had an MGB GT and the MX5 is a lot more fun.

The MGB GT is more for the guy who wants to spend time and money and only use it for slow country weekend drives. But the 5 you just can't help putting your right foot down.

Welcome John!

You're absolutely right Malcolm, I had one of the last MGB GT's off the line for a couple of years in the early 90's. It was a roadster in name but incredibly sluggish and poor at cornering, although I loved the cruise control button on the gear stick - thought the car had an ejector seat! :D

In its favour: I reckon I must have had a near 100% wave back rate, possibly because there are less of them around?
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Postby svthou » Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:40 pm

Welcome.
There is nothing wrong with a midlife crisis, i think i'm on my way to my third.
First one a 1000cc v-twin motor bike, second one MX-5..... third ......who knows....... :P
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Postby malcolm » Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:42 pm

svthou wrote:Welcome.
There is nothing wrong with a midlife crisis, i think i'm on my way to my third.
First one a 1000cc v-twin motor bike, second one MX-5..... third ......who knows....... :P


My Mrs

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Postby svthou » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:07 pm

I dont think you have got the hang of this yet......she's on YOUR back :P
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Postby Rugger » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:38 pm

Greetings.........Welcome aboard :D
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Postby koolchef » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:28 pm

mid life crisis?! never!

then again i am slightly younger ish so my crisis has came early.

anyway - hope u enjoy the car and watch the round a bouts on a wet day :D :?
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