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Old 2 Jun 2020, 22:46 (Ref:3979888)   #676
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How deep are your pockets? Sadly I think mine are coming up dry now but then again this thing is probably as fast as this old bugger is capable of managing, any more and disaster looms!
I have a 16 year old coming up towards 17, driving lessons, etc. They're not very deep hence replacing now. (No, he will *not* be learning in this!)

Realistically on this version (NC Facelift 2 aka Mk3.75) there's an induction kit that bumps it by about 15-20HP, and a road legal 'catback' which combines catalyst and silencer in the back box that adds about another 20HP so that makes it potentially around 200-205HP or about 140kW. Ish.

Given I'm plenty happy with the power a 2 litre engine provides in this chassis, I think I'll stick with stock. I can get myself in plenty of sillyness with that
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Old 3 Jun 2020, 08:47 (Ref:3979933)   #677
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I have a 16 year old coming up towards 17, driving lessons, etc.
Just been through that - not cheap! We got insurance through Adrian Flux, they seemed to be the best option - black box supplied as part of the policy and there's an app that shows how your next premium looks based on your current driving (lockdown has seen my sons policy for next year dropping in price by about 1 a day!).

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I think I'll stick with stock. I can get myself in plenty of sillyness with that
The manufacturers spend a lot of money developing these cars - what they come up with is usually sufficient for giggles. Start tweaking things and it gets expensive quickly (and less reliable as it gets more tweaked).
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Old 3 Jun 2020, 08:47 (Ref:3979934)   #678
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Exactly if you're happy with what you got, no need for an upgrade. If anything that can sometimes complicate things.
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Old 11 Jun 2020, 19:20 (Ref:3981416)   #679
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Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

I'm about to get rid of my exceedingly rusty but oh-so-much-fun 2006 Mazda MX-5 2.0.

I'm going to get... Surprise! a 2014 Mazda MX-5 2.0 to replace it. And the first thing I'm doing is taking it to my local MX-5 specialist (who races the things too) and getting it treated with Waxoyl or similar from front to back underneath, and getting all the cavities wax filled so they don't hold water like my existing one has.
Delivered this morning. Lovely car, in great condition, but...

Needs a bit more work doing now, as I stuck it in a ditch after hitting oil or coolant at a junction in the rain

1. No, I wasn't being a loon
2. Yes, I've been round that corner many, many times
3. Yes, I know that makes people complacent
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5. Really; only 15 minutes after I signed for it
6. I'm fine thanks very much
7. Yes, I swore a lot; there's now a cloud of profanity locally which will be on tomorrow's weather forecast

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Bugger. Sorry to hear that. I hope it is all back to great condition soon.

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Old 11 Jun 2020, 23:02 (Ref:3981442)   #681
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Hope you are able to get it cleaned and straightened out. Glad you are ok
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Not the best news I've heard - of course after prolonged dryness roads can be very slippery when first wet, and of course you don't know how old or good the tyres were on the new beast...... Things can only get better (optimism mode engaged).
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Yes, it can be very easy to caught out in those situations. It can happen to even the safest drivers
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Not the best news I've heard - of course after prolonged dryness roads can be very slippery when first wet, and of course you don't know how old or good the tyres were on the new beast...... Things can only get better (optimism mode engaged).
Ta. Was a new set of Falkens, so pretty decent (and right for the car) and they'd done 60 miles on the car being delivered, so the release compound will have long gone.

It had just scythed it down after a few days of no rain so yes, probably residue lifted from the surface

Still - in some decent news, it only needs the bumper skin replacing along with some ancillary aero trim pieces at the front, but I'm having it all aligned/tracked/wheels rebalanced along with wire brush, rust treatment and sealed underneath and in all the cavities. I was having the latter done anyway, this just brought it forward! More money than I intended to spend, but hey ho.

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Impressive! Looks like you've planted it in the hope you'll grow a new one

Glad to hear it's mostly cosmetic - ditch/hedge combinations can do a lot of damage if you're unlucky.
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