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Hi from Cumbernauld.

Postby Gromit1971 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:52 pm

Hi guys. Just bought my 2nd MX5 and thought I had better say hello.

Just paid for a mk1 1.8 eunos and just need to wait on it being delivered. Car has been hit at the front and needs a new wing and wishbone but is mot'd till next April.
Ones it turns up I'll give a better look over to see what else it will need.
The registration number is L392 NNK. If anyone knows the car then I'd be interested to know its history.

It's my second MX5 and previously had a 03 plate that I swoped for a Saab 9-3 vert that I still own.

Cheers. Steven.
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Re: Hi from Cumbernauld.

Postby gm » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:10 pm

Welcome :)

There is a mk1 in the breakers at bonnybridge which should have all of the parts you need - it's only been there for a couple of days so is pretty much complete
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Re: Hi from Cumbernauld.

Postby Gromit1971 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:15 pm

Ideal. Just 10 minutes up the road from me. Will need to go have a look and see what I can get.
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Re: Hi from Cumbernauld.

Postby drumtochty » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:05 pm

Welcome to the forum what is the main difference between the Saab Vert and the MX5 as a drivers car.

What is the Vert like for rear passengers re wind buffeting as it does not have a windbreaker.

From time to time I think of getting one to do top down motoring but with more than two people in the car.
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Re: Hi from Cumbernauld.

Postby Gromit1971 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:29 pm

The Saab 9-3 is pretty good with the roof down when you're in the front seats up to 70 then it starts to get a bit windy. The back seats are okay at 30 but you do get a blown about at 70. You can get a wind deflector but it takes up the back seats so you can only use the fronts. I own two 9-3 verts now and the MX5. So far I have owned 6 convertibles and I do like my Saab 9-3 which is remapped to 250bhp. I would turbo an MX5 but the ECUs are too expensive.

Driving wise. I would say the MX5 is alot lighter so corners better but the Saabs better for cruising down the motorway.
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Re: Hi from Cumbernauld.

Postby drumtochty » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:39 pm

Neither the MK1 or Mk2 are good motorway cars.

The 2 litre 6 speed Mk3 is a much better motorway car.
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