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    Hi all,

    Just bought my first Mazda 3 MPS last week. Traded in my old Golf GTI for a 2010 Luxury in Aluminum.

    Absolutely love it. Quite a power and handling difference compared to the Golf, yet it can still be tame enough to putter around when the wife's in the car

    Actually, she drives an MX-5 and can drive it hard when she wants to , so I'm not that fooled.

    Pretty keen on keeping it standard for now, but I do have plans to do a refresher defensive driving course in it (it's been a couple of years), and maybe also the odd track day or two.

    I'll post up some pics when the weather's nicer and I'm outside with a camera. It's only a bog-stock Luxury with tinted windows though, so you could open the brochure and see it.....but it's mine, and I love it.

    So, if you see an Aluminum Luxury model zooming about around the inner eastern suburbs with the plates XUD161, then honk and say

    Cheers,

    Caffeine_Fiend (Dan)

    PS. yes my name does allude to my 'other' toys.... I'm coffee-crazed. So up front I'm going to have to insist that any club events start at or near somewhere to get decent coffee .... or they could start at my place and I'll make coffee for everyone
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    Welcome onboard Dan


    Hmmmm did someone say coffee.

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    Welcome I will be there for coffee

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    Welcome, Dan. I heard 'coffee'. No, I mean I can HEAR coffee...
    I'm in the outter eastern 'burbs, Matey.
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    Dan,

    Welcome!!! Nice colour choice!!! Maybe you should give the wife a go at driving the MPS hard - she'll love it

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    gday dan, another eastern suburbs mps owner here. welcome to the club, beaut car! cant wait for pics. ps- i think i already seen you driving near princes hwy, noble park area.?

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    I second motion of coffee at commencement of cruise and vote Missy as coffee expert and bean nerd.

    Welcome fellow addict!

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    Thanks Guys. What an awesome welcome!

    Ok that's settled then, next event starts at my place. Free espresso-based beverages for all
    Premhk, yep that was probably me. I work in Mulgrave, so I was probably either on the way or coming home from work. If the weather's nice on the weekend I'll take it for a spin in the hills and get some nice piccies to post up

    Leelu. I think my wife's waiting for the 'new car' novelty to wear out a little before she grabs the keys from me......... I think she'll be waiting a while though because I can't see it wearing off for quite some time. I did offer her the keys the other day to take it out for a spin, but I think she wants me to have my fun first..... one of the many reasons why I love my wife

    Thanks again all for the welcome. Looking forward to hanging about and maybe meeting up with a few of you in person. Does the Melb crowd organise events/drives/catch-ups reasonably often?

    Dan

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    Dan!!!! Great choice in colour and glad to hear you are enjoying your new ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Fiend View Post
    I think she'll be waiting a while though because I can't see it wearing off for quite some time.
    Gotta agree with you there - I've had mine since December 09 and it still hasn't worn off
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    Ive had my MPS over 3 years now and I still love it and smile when driving it or rip past someone
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbetty View Post
    Ive had my MPS over 3 years now and I still love it and smail when driving it or rip past someone
    had mine for 3 momths, love it to bits as well
    just dont love the fact 3000rpm in 6th is a bit above what the RTA considers to be "safe" driving
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarcasticOne View Post
    had mine for 3 momths, love it to bits as well
    just dont love the fact 3000rpm in 6th is a bit above what the RTA considers to be "safe" driving

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    Smile Mps rehab for turbo junkies u can checkout but u can never leave!!!!

    To OZMPSClub Dan the message is up there enjoy the MPS , don't let the motoring jurno's know you traded a golf gti for a mps , perhaps you can come to the bathurst 12hr in Feb & be in charge of the coffee When you come to Cairns u can make the coffee for the FNQ BOYZ


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    welcome to ozmps .. enjoy your ride

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    oh yes, big fan of coffee as well
    refuse to start anything at work without the first cup at desk
    speaking of which...

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    Welcome, pleased to hear you have bought a decent car. I've had my 3MPS for four years now and experiece withdrawal symptoms if I don't drive it every day!

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    Hi, Welcome if I see you around I'II give a wave as I'm around that area.

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    Thanks Guys

    Quote Originally Posted by YOU LOSE View Post
    To OZMPSClub Dan the message is up there enjoy the MPS , don't let the motoring jurno's know you traded a golf gti for a mps , perhaps you can come to the bathurst 12hr in Feb & be in charge of the coffee When you come to Cairns u can make the coffee mate


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    Yeah, the journo's have an affinity for the Golf don't they? As an all-rounder I can see their point to a degree also. I loved mine and had the lease changeover figures not worked out I'd have been happy to re-lease, hold onto it, and do some mods to get it handling better (mine was the Golf Mk4, generally considered to be the softest of the genre, which I don't disagree with).

    Having said all that though, the MPS just blew me away. Not only in performance, but also in terms of level of appointment. I work in the IT industry and a I'm a self-confessed gadget freak, and the level of what you get in the MPS, even in the 'base' model, is just incredible. I had one overnight from the dealership for a play and was pretty much instantly hooked.

    Thank god the numbers worked out...... eventually (I had to push them hard to get to the monthly and residual figures I wanted.... actually got up to walk out at one point before they magically found a couple of extra grand for the trade-in)

    It's all part of the fun and games though. In a twisted kind of way I actually enjoy it. Read into that what you will

    Hmmm Bathurst 12hr in Feb......... THAT could be interesting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240MPS View Post
    Well then Rino I guess 7000 rpm in 6th gear is a no no as well

    Col

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Fiend View Post
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    Yeah, the journo's have an affinity for the Golf don't they? As an all-rounder I can see their point to a degree also. I loved mine and had the lease changeover figures not worked out I'd have been happy to re-lease, hold onto it, and do some mods to get it handling better (mine was the Golf Mk4, generally considered to be the softest of the genre, which I don't disagree with).

    Having said all that though, the MPS just blew me away. Not only in performance, but also in terms of level of appointment. I work in the IT industry and a I'm a self-confessed gadget freak, and the level of what you get in the MPS, even in the 'base' model, is just incredible. I had one overnight from the dealership for a play and was pretty much instantly hooked.

    Thank god the numbers worked out...... eventually (I had to push them hard to get to the monthly and residual figures I wanted.... actually got up to walk out at one point before they magically found a couple of extra grand for the trade-in)

    It's all part of the fun and games though. In a twisted kind of way I actually enjoy it. Read into that what you will

    Hmmm Bathurst 12hr in Feb......... THAT could be interesting....
    YEAH DAN like most of us it only took one drive and we were hooked I bought mine 3 1/2 years ago & love it more today than when I got it . Some of the Vic & Act guys are driving up to the Bathurst 12 hr together to watch the mps's race ,have a read on the cruise forum.

    Col
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    hi and welcome. glad to hear of someone trading in a golf rather than going to one

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    Welcome,

    Good to see another VIC member.

    I will keep an eye out. I am not to far from you. (Just a little further east)

    We do have cruises, the last one was GOR in August.

    We should start thinking about the next one. (defence driving course might be good)

    Do you cater for people like me who does not drink coffee or tea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMPS View Post
    Welcome,

    Good to see another VIC member.

    I will keep an eye out. I am not to far from you. (Just a little further east)

    We do have cruises, the last one was GOR in August.

    We should start thinking about the next one. (defence driving course might be good)
    Would be a great idea to get a group of MPS owners out to Sandown for a day on a defensive driving course..... hella fun too


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    Do you cater for people like me who does not drink coffee or tea?


    Oh, what I meant to say was "Of course! Can I interest you in the fine selection of tap waters we have available? *points to sink* "


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    Thanks Grajy. Let me chat about it with the good lady wife. Sounds like lotsa fun though

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