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Postby todd » Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:50 pm

Hi All.

Thought after reading this forum for the past few weeks I'd dip my toe in and post a Hello......

So Hello :D

Going on the posts either myself or my good lady have driven past a few of you, we waved honest, well actually we gave up cause no one waved back :oops: will try again ;-)

Here's the good ladys motor.

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I'm a bit of a car junky myself and in the past 2 years have tried to sell her car several times but we never seem to find anything that lives up to the 5, I even tried pawning off my old MR2 Tubby but that got the b*ms rush :lol:

Look forward to having a "gas" with you all and if you see a big black supra owner waving at you don't worry, prob me forgotten that I'm not out playing in the 5 :wink:

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Postby IAN » Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:23 pm

Hi TODD happy new year and hey!!nice second car supra cooool.
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Postby Si » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:21 pm

Helloe :D

Looks like a nice tidy little 5 you've got there!! How does it compare to the Supra though? I realise it's got a bit more power, but what about the handling? I've never had the opportunity to drive one so am just curious :)

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Postby todd » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:56 pm

On the 2 years that we have had the 5 I've also had the following

Porsche 928
Audi S2
MR2 NA
MR2 Tubby
MR2 MK1
and the Supra NA

And hand on heart the 5 is the all round better car, and I've stated this on most of the owners forums I hang around on (much to everyones disapproval!!)

The MK1 MR2 was the closest on handling but not quite as good but for motorway and general point and squirt the Supra is the best, OK it's not a rocket (the Turbo one is however) but the looks and comfort are amazing and in the dry it will outhandle a lot of smaller cars.

Another good thing about the Supra is that it handles much like the 5, you can (if you wish) put the back out and take it back in with ease, the MR2 will snap very quickly and as much as I love them you never feel quite 100% confident with them.

All the above being my own wee humble opinion of course :wink:
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Postby Si » Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:18 pm

todd wrote:Another good thing about the Supra is that it handles much like the 5, you can (if you wish) put the back out and take it back in with ease, the MR2 will snap very quickly and as much as I love them you never feel quite 100% confident with them.


That's also what I like about the 5..... a nice predictable wee car and quite forgiving for poorer drivers like me. I've not driven any other cars to their "extreme" limits.

A friend has a MR2 Turbo boosted to 300 ponies .... not much on the road to bother it!

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Postby todd » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:39 am

Well rather than starting another new thread, thought I'd kick this one off again :D

Sold the old 5 to my dad a few months back and bought the good lady a MR2 roadster but after several weeks of moaning this has now appeared in the drive, now trying to kick the MR2 off the drive and squeeze in beside the GTO, pushy little cars these fives :wink:

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Nice wee car but does need some TLC and yet again it'll be another trip to Callander to get a new hood fitted :lol:

Almost forgotten just how good these things were 8)
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Postby -- » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:33 am

A wee beauty indeed.....Nice colour too! :wink:
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Postby todd » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:44 am

Thanks, told it was a vauxhall colour, not sure of the name though.
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Postby Richardn » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:22 pm

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Postby todd » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:10 pm

hmm,strange!

PO stated it was defo a Vauxhall colour and he would give me a phone with the paint code from the boy that did the job.

Does look the same though :?
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Postby Richardn » Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:19 pm

What color is it under the bonnet?
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Postby todd » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:08 pm

Nice try but no cigar :wink:

Car used to be mariner blue but the PO had it totally resprayed 4 yrs ago, inside and out.
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Postby Colin » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:02 pm

Hi Todd

Liking the new motor, and particularly the wheels.

Looks as though they are the same Oz alloys as I have (see pic). IMHO they really complement the rest of the car. :)
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Postby todd » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:13 am

Same wheels Colin but these are replicas and not actual oz ones and yes agree with you, really suit the car 8)
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Postby Ronnie » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:02 pm

Todd

Nice to see another simpsons avatar (Ralph innit?) :D

I have OZ'z and bought them from E Bay. How would I know if they were replicas.? I didnt even think about that. Is there any visual clues I could look for?

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Postby todd » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:17 pm

Would have thought the genuine items would have a stamp on them, maybe in the inside of the rim?

And yes, Ralphie. Once my wife thought I was a homer, Al Bundy cross but now it's moved down a peg to Ralph :oops:
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Postby IainS » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:53 pm

Hi Todd, I walk past your house every morning on the way to work and have admired your car collection!!!

Your red MK1 was in beautiful condition, new one looks great too.
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Postby todd » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:18 pm

Thanks Iain, I find it hard to keep up myself sometimes :oops:

My Dad is now looking after the red one and spoiling it rotten, just ordered a service kit for the new one at the weekend so if you walk by and hear me cursing the car, feel free to stop and lend a hand :wink:
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Postby todd » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:25 pm

Once again rather than starting a new thread, here's another new 5 on the driveway 8)

Picked it up from down South on Saturday and so far it's got the thumbs up from the missus, out for a blast in it today (wave to the red mk1 at Dalgety Bay, your car looked mint).

Exhaust is just a bit on the loud side but not to severe. Have to say cabin feels smaller than the MK1 and doesn't have the same roller skate feel that we get from the MK1 but it's certainly a lot comfertable place to be :D

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Postby fergiet » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:46 pm

Looks nice and it's the right colour !!!!
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