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Hi all - last month I bought myself a 2001 1.8 Sport mk2.5. It's my first car (in my 40s! All driving until now was in my mum's Nissan Cherry in the '90s and various hire cars). I've named him Tetsuo.

I've clocked up around 1200 miles so far, from Cardiff to home in Edinburgh, up to Aviemore and back, and have been delighted. Of course the slightest bit of blue sky the roof is down :)

I met with a former colleague and fellow MX5 owner Itchy-RS who introduced me to this forum. Looking forward to life with my MX5.
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Welcome at last to Life. 


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Hi, and welcome to "Life" !!


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Welcome to Mx5life :) I hope Itchy has warned you we’re slightly crazy ;) ?
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Hello, Boku and welcome to mx5life.com  :wave: 

 

All of life is here! 


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Welcome to Mx5life :) I hope Itchy has warned you we’re slightly crazy ;) ?


Ha ha, yes, but in a good way - life is strange so it helps :)
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Hi Boku a warm welcome to 'life'  :wave:

 

Any friend of Itchy is a friend of ours  :D

 

We like pics on here 

 

You will have great fun in your 5

 

and don't forget to wave to fellow 5ers :)

 

Enjoy :)


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A warm welcome from Minnesota 


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Welcome to the Forum Boku   :thumbsup: 


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Such a warm welcome, thank you :)

Here's a couple of photos I took after a wash. I also nerded out and sourced the sales brochure and spec sheet for it - I love the line "What are you up to? Who cares! Getting there is most of the fun." :D

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Welcome, Boka-wa-Tetsuo.

 

After a quick trip to Google, I discovered that Tetsuo Shima is a character in AKIRA manga and anime. Having seen a little of the character's journey, I fear you are underestimating your car's ability and character... but hey, it is your car!

 

Tetsuo looks like a very, very nice first car. He has been well cared for and seems an ideal form of transport around Edinburgh... and the entire UK by the sound of it.

 

I am impressed that you bought the catalogue... now you know how it should look. The Mark 2.5 is the most beautiful MX-5, yours is wonderfully preserve;  please don't change it too much.

 

Welcome,

Martin


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You got the Akira reference :) Hopefully he won't e x p l o d e. Of course if I ever get a red one I'd have to name it Kaneda.

 

I'm very much wanting to keep him in as good a state and unmodified as much as possible. Only thing I've added was a grille in front of the radiator.


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The Mk2.5 is certainly my favourite.  I certainly regret selling my 1.8 "Arctic":

 

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Hi and welcome to the forum :)


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Hi all - last month I bought myself a 2001 1.8 Sport mk2.5. It's my first car (in my 40s! All driving until now was in my mum's Nissan Cherry in the '90s and various hire cars). I've named him Tetsuo.

I've clocked up around 1200 miles so far, from Cardiff to home in Edinburgh, up to Aviemore and back, and have been delighted. Of course the slightest bit of blue sky the roof is down :)

I met with a former colleague and fellow MX5 owner Itchy-RS who introduced me to this forum. Looking forward to life with my MX5.


Welcome Boku - I told you they're slightly mad and still you decided to try out "Life" - good move - you'll fit in 
Must go and look up Akira & Tetsuo  :giggle:  :giggle:


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Welcome Boku - I told you they're slightly mad and still you decided to try out "Life" - good move - you'll fit in 
Must go and look up Akira & Tetsuo  :giggle:  :giggle:


Thank you for pointing me here :)

Akira (the film) is quite spectacular, albeit apparently somewhat abridged from the original manga story. Set in futuristic Neo Tokyo 2019!
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A big welcome to our friendly site, hope you hang around and become one of the gang :thumbsup:



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