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Newbie says Hello from Kilmarnock

Postby Jonny H » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:25 pm

Hello everyone, I've just bought my first MX-5 - '02 plate, red, 1.8i, with heated leather seats, front fogs, Nardi wheel, 6 speed box and 16" alloys (not sure if any of these are standard). This car has been previously owned by an enthusiast and I will be looking for hints and tips on maintenance from you more experienced members. I am well pleased despite the rainy weather! See you on the roads of Ayrshire!
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Postby PaulDS » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:52 pm

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Postby Detritus » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:27 pm

Hello.

Welcome to the forum. :D
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Postby Gordon » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:39 pm

Hello from Troon :)
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Postby hubba64 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:49 am

Hi from Helensburgh Red Section!

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Postby fergiet » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:08 am

Hello & welcome from another newbie. Great forum. Found everyone to be helpful.
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Postby Phil » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:44 am

Hello from largs.

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Postby Jim » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:32 pm

Hello from Dunfermline - wet, windy and wonderful :?
Drop the hood and let the world in 8-)

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Postby annette » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:47 pm

hi
i was born and dragged up in kilmarnock where do you stay? my home was Bellfield.
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Postby Rugger » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:53 pm

Greetings and salutations....... 8)

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Re: Newbie says Hello from Kilmarnock

Postby Richardn » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:25 am

Jonny H wrote:Hello everyone, I've just bought my first MX-5 - '02 plate, red, 1.8i, with heated leather seats, front fogs, Nardi wheel, 6 speed box and 16" alloys (not sure if any of these are standard). This car has been previously owned by an enthusiast and I will be looking for hints and tips on maintenance from you more experienced members. I am well pleased despite the rainy weather! See you on the roads of Ayrshire!


All std on a sport!
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Postby Jonny H » Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:29 pm

Thanks for the replies folks - nice to know I have a Sport model, it seems my 2 years of research into MX-5's was wasted because I didn't know that but what the hell, I'm happy! Actually, I'm not from Kilmarnock, I only live here, in the Grange. I'm really from (whisper it) Ayr. The car is an absolute blast now that the deluge has stopped. Do the 'boy racers' always want a challenge, or is it just the ones around here?
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Postby Robin » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:45 pm

"Chav magnets" where I am sorry to say...met one today in my wife's Sport...not for long :wink:
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Postby Jonny H » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:59 am

Talking of boy racers, I had the lid down on the A77 the other day when some clown in a yellow Subaru with all the stick ons passed me in the outside lane. He sat along side me for a wee while, realised I wasn't up for a race, then took off, blasting me with his straight through exhaust - my ears still haven't recovered, which I guess was his intention. Lord give me patience! 8) Still, my run to Maidens and Culzean was the best ever. I waved at a couple of MX-5's but got no response. I'll keep trying...
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Postby Kev777 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:52 pm

Great to see more new owners! 8)

Hmmmm Heated seats.....i cant seem to live without mine, i'm thinking of transplanting one into my horrible works clio

boy racers are a nusiance :evil: although it can be quite funny when you are "challenged" (i mean that lightly) by a car that is "all show n' no go" (think 1.2 corsa or similar) , i'll take those rolling xmas trees to the cleaners any day on the twisties....mwah ha ha :twisted:

anyways enjoy the excellent ride.
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Postby Ronnie » Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:41 pm

Welcome from Glasgow Johnny. The boys forming our red section will love you thats for sure.

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Postby Zoom Zoom » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:28 pm

Hello to one Jonny from another!

My car came from Kilmarnock - well, from Japan, via the importer in Kilmranock!

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Postby Jonny H » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:18 pm

The importer in West Shaw Street has shut down, don't know if he's moved or just packed it in altogether. I never saw any MX-5's in there, just other kinds of quick Jap stuff, lots of spoilers, loud exhausts and stick-on bits. I'm becoming aware of the light hearted banter on this site about colours and am well pleased to have a red one - I picked the colour to go with my eyes, silver would have gone with my hair! It's taking me a while to get confidence with the rear-wheel drive so I'm not throwing my wee car around too much, never sure if it's going to kick out the back end, that would be 'uncool'. :roll: Anyhow, thanks for the welcomes everyone, and see you on the open road. :D
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Postby Baron von Ripper » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:42 pm

Watch out if there is a bit of drizzle.........you may not have a choice with your back end :wink:
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Postby koolchef » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:31 pm

kick out the back end, that would be 'uncool'


oh yes - very cool ! such a good feeling too!
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