used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby akirk » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:07 pm

wow that is quick work :) - pictures?! :D

Alasdair

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby ChristianAB » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:39 pm

akirk wrote:wow that is quick work :) - pictures?! :D

Alasdair


soon... ;)

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby WhoseGeneration » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:56 pm

Always a personal decision these ones. I've only ever gone with my own feelings in the "which car" to get.
I'd have gone 911.

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby ChristianAB » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:25 pm

WhoseGeneration wrote:Always a personal decision these ones. I've only ever gone with my own feelings in the "which car" to get.
I'd have gone 911.


Would not have blamed you...ain't no bad choice here, tbh. Out of curiosity, which one exactly would you have chosen and why?

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby ChristianAB » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:07 pm

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby skodatezzer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Maybe see it at the Grasshopper in Feb?

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby sussex2 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:38 pm

You may or may not be used to MX5's but they are very susceptible to tyres and tyre pressures.
I tend to keep mine at the recommended 26 psi (2000 model 1.6) but others say increase them a couple of pounds all around.
Make sure you keep the oil topped up as well.

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby WhoseGeneration » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:28 pm

ChristianAB wrote:
WhoseGeneration wrote:Always a personal decision these ones. I've only ever gone with my own feelings in the "which car" to get.
I'd have gone 911.


Would not have blamed you...ain't no bad choice here, tbh. Out of curiosity, which one exactly would you have chosen and why?


It'd be the best for the budget, you know, "buy on condition", so specific model not important.
Why? Well, 911 a better tourer and European mile muncher with a bit of luggage space.
However, it's always better to have a younger car if it fits your requirements.

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby ChristianAB » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:46 am

skodatezzer wrote:Maybe see it at the Grasshopper in Feb?


Maybe too early: I need to learn to drive it properly first...I will probably stick with the Z for the time being.

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Re: used 911 or tuned MX5 ?

Postby ChristianAB » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:54 am

sussex2 wrote:You may or may not be used to MX5's but they are very susceptible to tyres and tyre pressures.
I tend to keep mine at the recommended 26 psi (2000 model 1.6) but others say increase them a couple of pounds all around.
Make sure you keep the oil topped up as well.


Thanks for the advice. I just got it rustproofed and I will experiment a little with the tyres. Because of the turbo-charger mod, I have indeed been advised to religiously check oil weekly of after 250 miles, and to keep a litre of oil on hand at all times, and to monitor the oil temps, and to let the turbo cool down before stopping, and....

Here is the link to the car I bought: http://www.bbrgti.com/2009-mazda-mx-5-r ... two-turbo/

Last weekend I ran with the top down all day...really nice. I could not believe how comfortable you can get despite the -1 C ambient temp! This is definitely a convertible that you can use all year long... :car:


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