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#1 Old 04-22-2018
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Roadster driving upgrading from a '99 mx5

I've been driving topless cars for night on ten years now and loving every minute. The ole' 99' mx5 was getting a bit long in the tooth and lacking some features that I've decided have become a hard requirement now. So I have dropped a deposit on an '07 SLK280, and will be picking it up in the fairly near future.

I'm in Victoria Australia, where we have plenty of twisty turny roads for happy-fun top-down driving. I'm looking forward to taking my shinier car out and getting comfortable with the curves again.
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Lube those seals:
ha! Good plan indeed. There is no such thing as too much lube.

I'm likely to start disassembling the car as soon as I get my paws on it. I've been tweaking my current drive almost continuously for the past six months, preparing it for sale, so it'll be nice to have a distraction from that :P
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