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Offline RD22

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1 week to pickup...
« on: June 22, 2013, 10:13:09 AM »
Hello, this time next week I'll have owned a Mazda 3 saloon sport 185 for almost 40 minutes.

First diesel, first turbo, first Mazda! I'll post a piccy up once I've got it but thought I'd say hi first as I'll likely have questions in the mean time!

Car history is
Ford Fiesta mk3 1.4LX - first love
Ford Fiesta mk3 Mistra 1.3
Renault Clio 1.4 16v - was lemon and hated it, will NEVER buy french cars again
Honda Civic 1.8 VTI - best car I ever owned to date, VTEC =  >:D ;D
Vauxhall Astra 2.2 SRI - big fat slow lump, hated it
Honda Accord 1.9 - too slow and was part of a big mistake which started with being talked into buying the above Astra
Ford Focus ST170 - first remapped car, also installed with go faster noise

I'll have more questions than I have answers, I ask questions if I don't know and risk looking like an idiot instead of being an idiot and not asking.

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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 10:47:44 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Ask away, I'm sure you will get plenty of replies. But I would also suggest investigating by using the search function on the home page.
After running now for nearly six years the forum has a mass of information available to you.
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Offline RD22

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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 06:54:10 PM »
Just had a call from the garage...am picking the car up the mora after work..so exciting. I'll stick some piccies up in a day or two

Offline RD22

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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 08:52:48 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Got it, phone is connected for music and I've got lots to learn.

And yes, stalled it as soon as I tried to drive away from the dealership.

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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 10:44:30 PM »
What's your first impressions is it as good as you expected ??
It really is so much better after a re-map..

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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 11:08:01 PM »
Only had it a few hours but am loving it.

Foot down in second is better acceleration than the ST170 I had, car (albeit is 10 years younger) is better built too. Feels solid, light steering, chuffed to bits with the stereo bluetooth picking up me phone. The satnav is handy as.

Even though I'm driving fast it doesn't feel as is the cars getting driven hard.

Was worried about getting a diesel and if it would be different power etc etc etc but am chuffed to bits with it.

Must say thanks to Norman at Hodgson Mazda Metro center very nice gent to talk to and do business with.

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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 08:18:11 PM »
As promised...piccies!!!






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Re: 1 week to pickup...
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 08:18:11 PM »