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Hello all & 3 MPS...
« on: September 29, 2009, 09:43:21 PM »
Hello all, 
I have read the interesting posts by eveyone about the new 3 MPS.  I'd like to add my comments....I made an appointment with SG Petch in Durham to test drive it for a few hours, I drove it down to where I live & used the back roads I drive every day to work & I have to say I was very smitten with the car afterwards, so much so that when it goes on sale in a few days I might be purchasing one if the right price is agreed.  I'd read as many reviews of this car that I could find on the web so was quite apprehensive as many reviews said the ride was or could be too jittery for the UK's uneven roads but I did not find this the case at all & the grip was immense on the corners.  I also have to say the tourque steer was no way as intrusive as I feared either.  The red graphic on the seats actually look better in the flesh & the quality of the fit & finish was spot on, the demo car I drove didn't suffer with any rattles for the time I had it.  I have also test driven the VW Golf GTi but had a much bigger smile on my face after this.  Hopefully I'll be a 3 MPS owner soon...... 
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 09:57:24 PM »
Hi there and welcome

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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 10:01:54 PM »
Welcome mate, was it the white one you took out? Who are you dealing with at Petch?

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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 11:26:03 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate, hopefully everything goes smoothly & you'll be one of/if not the first on here to own the New MPS.  :)
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 06:08:51 PM »
Welcome mate, was it the white one you took out? Who are you dealing with at Petch?



Yep, the white one, had just been registered that week.  I've been dealing with a lad called Alex.  I've good things about them on this site & so far they've been good, letting me take the car out for a few hours without fuss.
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 06:52:59 PM »
A quick update..deal done with SG Petch, Durham.  Looking forward to getting my hands on it  ;D
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 07:01:08 PM »
Did you take the white MPS out about 2 weekends ago? i was in SG petch then and i saw someone going out in it.

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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 08:25:33 PM »
Did you take the white MPS out about 2 weekends ago? i was in SG petch then and i saw someone going out in it.

Yeah, that could've been me, I was with the wife, about 11.15 ish
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 09:06:42 PM »
A quick update..deal done with SG Petch, Durham.  Looking forward to getting my hands on it  ;D

Congratulations mate, i'm a wee tad jealous!  :)  

What colour did you opt for in the end, the white?

Also, when are you roughly due to take delivery?

Can't wait to see some pics already.  ;D
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2009, 09:18:34 PM »
I was there around 12ish i think because the mechanics had all clocked off. I was in my dads qashqui not my MPS

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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 11:31:51 PM »
Alex is a good lad, he has sold us three cars so far. You wont be disapointed.

I may have to go and get myself a drive now its on the road.
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 06:46:10 PM »
I was there around 12ish i think because the mechanics had all clocked off. I was in my dads qashqui not my MPS

That musn't of been me or the right day then as I was already testing the car on the backs roads near Darlington  ;D.  I did'nt return till 1ish.
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 06:48:14 PM »
Alex is a good lad, he has sold us three cars so far. You wont be disapointed.

I may have to go and get myself a drive now its on the road.


Dooooo it  ;D  My neighbour likes his cars too & is planning a trip to Durham to test drive it too.
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009, 07:19:21 PM »
A quick update..deal done with SG Petch, Durham.  Looking forward to getting my hands on it  ;D

Congratulations mate, i'm a wee tad jealous!  :)  

What colour did you opt for in the end, the white?

Also, when are you roughly due to take delivery?

Can't wait to see some pics already.  ;D


Cheers, I went for the red, my MX5 is red & i really dig the red sports car look.

Unfortunately, it may be start of December I should get a more accurate eta next week...fingers crossed it won't be that long...
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2009, 08:29:27 PM »
Looking forward to seeing a 3MPS in Darlo. The only MPS I've seen in town is a black 6MPS.
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Re: Hello all & 3 MPS...
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2009, 08:29:27 PM »