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    Hello!

    I've just spend the last three weeks agonizing over the choice of a new car, I know a few of the regular posters here are also members of the XR5 forums and Rexnet so you probably know my story all too well.

    Anyway, long story short I have finally made my decision between the WRX, XR5 and 3MPS and the winner is the MPS.

    The final nail in my coffin was this morning when I dropped in the dealer to do a side by side comparison of the sound system in the Luxury vs the standard MPS. I was pleasantly surprised by the difference between the two, a real noticeable difference, unfortunately the 10 minutes I spent doing the comparison is going to cost me another couple of thousand dollars.

    I'll be placing my order early next week, I hope to become an active member of the forums if only to ask stupid questions.

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    Welcome and congrats on your decision, what colour are u getting ?

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    Black!

    But I do wish there was a yellow or green available.

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    have u let the XR5 boys know of your decision yet

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    Good colour choice.

    Black FTW!!!

    Oh and welcome to the forums. Plenty of information around the place, so search away

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbetty View Post
    have u let the XR5 boys know of your decision yet
    Honestly it broke my heart to do so because I did love the XR5 and the guys on those forums were excellent and I spent a lot of time there while considering the 5.

    The decision to even take the MPS for a test drive was a last minute one (which is why I hadn't registered here until today) but I'm glad I did, it just felt like "my" car.

    I'm also glad to see I'm not the only guy sitting at home on a saturday night with a laptop posting on forums

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    you might be the only guy because Im a girl

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    I was using the non-gender-specific usage of the word

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    Welcome! Hope to see you on the next ACT runabout

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    welcome to the forum and great choices of car and colour - you will not regret

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    enjoy the site and congrats on the purchase

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    aboard scratch.....and lets hope the wait wont be too long...

    hmmm a green MPS....yeah I would have one

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    Welcome on board enjoy

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    Welcome! More Canberrians...you guys have the most amount of members for the size of your state! Well done

    (mostly due to BB's recruitment drive haha)

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    woops...I accidentally closed the thread. Stupid touch pad

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    hey welcoem to the forum. hope u enjoy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by armthehomeless View Post
    Welcome! More Canberrians...you guys have the most amount of members for the size of your state! Well done

    (mostly due to BB's recruitment drive haha)
    I just joined cause I bought one :P

    Lurking and reading mostly, however.

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    mate, good choice in colour and car, seen some very nice pics of black ones. Enjoy

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    Im sure the boys on the XR5 forum would love you to post in the MPS Vs XR5 thread.

    Good choice and after 3yrs and 124000kms...

    I still love mine.

    Happy Motoring
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    Quote Originally Posted by duglet View Post


    Im sure the boys on the XR5 forum would love you to post in the MPS Vs XR5 thread.

    Good choice and after 3yrs and 124000kms...

    I still love mine.

    Happy Motoring
    duglet
    Yep, I was just looking at that thread, I'll weight in some time today

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    I'm just about to place my order but have a couple of questions regarding factory accessories the iPod adapter. I've just been quoted $500+ for this, which is pretty insane, does it do something else other than allow you to connect your iPod and control it via the wheel controls, because for $500+ I'm expecting something spectacular!

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    My car is on a boat! Arrives on the 24th to Port Kembla for early March delivery, woohooo!!!

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    UPDATE: The car is at the dealership, I was able to sneak a look at it today while signing the rego papers:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

    Sorry, the Camera in my phone sucks and the car was wedged in a corner, I couldn't get a good picture.

    Delivery is set for 3:30pm on Monday, I'll be home late, honey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch2k View Post
    UPDATE: The car is at the dealership, I was able to sneak a look at it today while signing the rego papers:

    Picasa Web Albums - royalla

    Picasa Web Albums - royalla

    Sorry, the Camera in my phone sucks and the car was wedged in a corner, I couldn't get a good picture.

    Delivery is set for 3:30pm on Monday, I'll be home late, honey!


    Happy Days for you I feel your excitement enjoy it...
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    It's here!!!!!

    Took it for a little drive last night and despite multiple gigantic bugs splattering themselves it went great, huge smile on my face all the way.

    The iPod connector didn't work on delivery, the dealer obviously didn't test if properly but it will be fixed at the 1000k inspection..the leasing company also "forgot" to order the tinting which should also be fixed soon too.

    Other than that, Woooohoooo!!!!!
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