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Hi, moved up to the cooler climate of Newcastle. Selling my bike soon and just bought my first MX5.
A month down the road, I have no regrets and am looking forward to the summer!
Have sorted a drive out next weekend where I should meet some felllow Mx5 drivers
 

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Welcome, i've no doubt there are more and better driving roads where you are now.
Enjoy the 5, it's safer than biking.
 
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Hi Stevo and welcome to the forum and MX5 ownership
 

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Morning Steveo :)

Which flavour of MX-5 did you go for?
Upload a few pics when you can for us. Dead easy on this system but if you get stuck, yell us :eek:
 

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Greetings, Stevo
Some lovely roads on your doorstep - trouble is many people know this and love trundling along them armed with the c* word

*caravan
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome.
Iv`e met the T T`s folk and went out with them the very next day in my 5 to Heartbeat country. Great day, just need to meet more folk around my area and get out more :)
I went for a safe option, pretty boring to most on here I`m sure. Silver 1.6 Mk 2.5 with hardtop. 52 Reg`.
It`s got a full Mazda service history, two previous owners and only 52K miles. I bought on condition and service history as I`m no mechanic and I didn`t want to risk buying an older car with little knowledge.
It fits me like a glove, handles real good and puts smile on my face! I don`t want much more.
If I was after speed, I`d keep the bike!
I lost two friends within two days of each other and the missus has been worried about the biking ever since. Once the bike is sold I`ll have some spare cash to get the car looking how I`d like it.
I`ll need plenty of spare now Iv`e seen the list of goodies I`d like. Style bars, nicer wheels, interior bits and bobs and so on!
 

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Smart move, cos what some people don't realise is that MX5s can be self financing, how? sell the hard top poss £400-£500 then you can buy all your 'bits and bobs' put some good rubber on and still have change for a pint after. Dave.
 

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I just bought the hardtop for security when the car`s not in the garage and also for winter use.
I`m sure I`ll soon have some bike stuff to sell soon.
 

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Welcome !!!! The hard top is useful if your car is buried in a snow drift so there's no chance it can move for a few days. Other then that, the roof should be off!!!!!!! LOL You are a biker, you must be used o being a bit chilly! and a mk2.5 has a lush heater!!!! They are wicked cars mate, and so easy to personalise! :)
 

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Welcome to the forum Stevo
 

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Hi(again) Stevo
Always rough losing friends to bikes - whatever the circumstances
One is so vulnerable but they're also great machines and i can appreciate their appeal
I've seen too many laid out on the deck - one is too many in my book
I always like the ones that walk towards me holding their shoulder. Upright is good!
Trouble with a fixed HT is that come those amazing wintery sunny days when top-dropping is perfectly feasible it can not be done on a whim with an HT - even oop north :)
 

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Well I sold the bike for more than I paid for it! Just as well `cos Iv`e been getting some goodies lol
Chrome style bar including a perspex wind blocker at a bargain secondhand price...the garage even fitted it FOC! Chrome rims around the vents also fitted.
I have some coilovers to fit and a set of Rota RB gunmetal wheels with polished rims on order.
The car is starting to look nice and I`m enjoying the sunshine. The hard top has been off a week after I bought the car and will not be fitted again untill at least October.
I`m not missing the bike at all. No more struggling to put bike gear on and remembering to carry waterproofs anymore. No more wearing a crash helmet and having to carry it around at a venue either. I just jump in, pop the roof down and enjoy the fresh air...lush!
My wife loves the fact we can go out for the day a have a conversation for a change.
I`m starting to meet other owners and I feel I have a new lease of life.

It would be interesting to know if any of the Forum members here live in the North East?
 

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Welcome back Stevo :)

Sounds as if you've got a good deal all round there with some sparkly bits to play with added into the bargain.
It also seems like you're almost 100% converted from two wheels to four. Which is a good thing, but then again, we're kind of biased :lol2:
Notice there I mentioned "good deal" but not knowing all the ins and out of what's what and how much etc.
That's because whatever they cost, you simply can't put a price on fun and freedom and if you're happy, we're happy; you've like-minded people here and the key interest is all that really matters.

Hardtop: yes this usually disappears at or around this time of year and generally doesn't make a return, fixed, not suprisingly the next January given the UK's "bespoke" weather. :unsure:

I'll take the opportunity to stick "Newcastle, Tyne and Wear" in your location profile, given that you've mentioned it above in your opening post. Just saving people wondering "where in the North East?" if they fail to check back "up top". They simply have to click your avatar picture to find this out and this can be hidden or even removed at any time, should you wish to go incognito :) :ninja:

In the meantime, get out there and enjoy. Better still, come back on here and tell us all about it, because whatever happens I'm sure you'll get a knowing nod towards the screen from us crew.
Life starts here. :nod:
 

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Thanks for the welcome clix and all the help you have offered mate.
I think everyone should have their location on the Avatars to allow folk to meet up easily.
I survived over 30 yrs without a crash or a speeding ticket while biking. I`m one of the rare few.
The term `Quit while you are ahead` makes a lot of sense.
I love the handling of this 5 and hope the coilovers I`m fitting improve matters without compromising the ride quality.
Iv`e had two previous open top cars. A Suzuki Capuccino and a Figaro. Both were fun, but the 5 is superior in every department apart from being as `common as muck` lol. Hence modding the car to stand out in the crowd just a bit.
 

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Agree with Stevo's idea about location indicators by one's avatar :thumbsup:

i wondered what the Cappocini were like - did fancy one at one point...
 

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i wondered what the Cappocini were like - did fancy one at one point...[/quote]

My LITTLE Suzuki was a tight fit. I`m over six foot and It felt if I was putting the car on, rather than getting in it! A sort of `honey I shrunk the MX5 ` lol
It was a nippy car and a real head turner. They are becoming very sought after now.
I owned the Figaro for 4yrs and it never missed a beat. I sold it for the price I paid for it.
I wish I kept the `cap` but as we were going to buy a Ridgeback, we part exchanged it for a RAV 4...... then bought a Jack Russell, `doh! :roflmao:
 

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lol - that's quite a difference bet. a JR and an RR :giggle:
 
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