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MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby volvocad » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:14 pm

Herbie rides again...!!
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby John H » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:32 am

Which dealers is this?
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Colin » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:17 am

volvocad wrote:Herbie rides again...!!

Excellent shout, sir!
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby John H » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Stopped at Barnetts Dundee this morning to have a look at this in the metal. The stickers are an abomination, and should be removed immediately. Otherwise, this is a very pretty little car, even if Mazda have not exactly pushed the boat out. I particularly liked the white fascia on the dash, lifts what is otherwise rather a dull finish. Just as well they are not doing a roadster/coupe version, or I could feel my wallet trembling!

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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby tjay » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:44 pm

New Mx5 looks fab,love the dash and the vynal work !! why be the same as everybody else ?? stand out from the crowd.Well done Barnetts 10/10
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby poing » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:46 pm

I understood this was the Mazda press car:

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The only difference I can see being the Union Flag taking a more local approach. I seem to remember the idea of the colour scheme is to show the 3 colours that the 20th Anniversary Edition is available in, also hence the number 20. Not sure if theirs is a good copy, a Mazda car or if Mazda have made a few for some dealers.

There is also a slightly more extreme version:

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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby John H » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:24 pm

Gawd, those graphics are just horrible, all of them.
Who could possibly think that improves the look of a car.
Sorry, not for me.

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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby crian » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:44 pm

:shock: I have to agree- that really looks absolutely horrendous - bad enough with basic graphics- but- with the rest....!!
What has the poor car done to deserve such treatment? Surely they could have thought up a much more tasteful and artistic design to complement the cars initial impression?

I know this is out of subject, but I see that we have quite a few new members within the last month or so , that's great! I have sent one or two emails - to say Welcome! - but maybe better this way- So, will be great to see you all at one of the meets soon- once the weather is kinder!

In fact - looks like Fish&Chip run may have to be resheduled .. judging by reports.. and to think couple of weeks ago I was up there- and the only lowlying snow was in the Sma' Glen!

Best Regards to all.. :P
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Malc » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:05 pm

So tacky - less is more. :wink:
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Allie » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:04 pm

would,nt be seen in it. YUK
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby aging eejit » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:42 pm

Oh dear! Not for the shy retiring type.
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby crian » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:10 pm

:) Hi all!

Hope you all enjoyed the Fish& Chips Run- I decided not to join up- due to this very changeable weather!- Never mind- I'll catch up later!

As for the 20th edition- what a mess! Although I have no thoughts of retiring yet- Alex-I do agree- it's hardly an enhancement on the cars initial appearance- in fact - makes it look like something cobbled out of the scrapyard!

Regards to all! 8)
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby murwilson » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:49 pm

Hmm, thought I would reserve judgement until I saw it in the flesh.

Ours was in for service at Struans in Perth the other week and they had the 20th in the showroom. I can confirm it looks just as grim in real life as it does in the pics. And only the 1.8? I can only imagine the marketing manager for Mazda has been on holiday for some time and his\her understudy is 'making a statement'

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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Ossian » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:18 pm

I was in Barnetts on Monday and they have sold the anniversary model. The buyer has asked them to keep the flashy stickers on. Not to my taste but it is distinctive and may hold it's value better if they keep it.
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Colin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:58 am

Quite right that it may hold its value better with decals on ... but presumably the opposite may also be true?

If second hand buyers don't like the decals and the paint has faded/lost its sheen in the meantime, they may walk away.
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby drumtochty » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:29 pm

If the decals are taken off after say a year or so, I cannot believe that you will not be able to see where they were as the paint will not have aged under the decals from UV exposure like the rest of the paint.

So it could reduce the value of the car.

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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Colin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:03 pm

Eddie, that was the point I was trying to make, but you've explained it much better, so thanks!
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby icedragon » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:09 pm

Hi everybody, Thought I would just drop by to say hello. I have just became the proud owner of a new MX5. Thought I would join a forum so I could get some useful hints and tips, then I came across this page, LOL I would like to introduce myself as the BELTER who has bought the Horrid Little Herbie Rides Again Car from Barnetts a few of you seem to hate so much. Never mind I sure aint a shy retiring girly, so I don't mind the slagging lol :twisted:
1.8 20th Anniversary (yes and it has all the graphics still on)
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby Richardn » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Hi icedragon, you enjoy it!

Better than all being a different shade of Grey :D
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Re: MX5 20th anniversary model

Postby IanN » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:34 am

Hi Icedragon
Get out there and enjoy it, that's what it's all about :D

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