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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, got the babe today, and Joey has named it .....
Boogie
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Drove down in my C2 with wife and boy. Snow all gone, even the sun was coming out for a play!

The car was there waiting for us, got all the paper work sorted, a big fat cheque for my C2, Joey strapped in the back which has already got a lap belt, which is perfect with the Prince seat.

Driving it for the first time, I was getting a cramp on my face from the silly grin!















Impression:

First thing I noticed, the door feels noticably lighter than the C2. Interior is spartan but functional. The RS steering wheel and gear lever look and feel just right for the car.

The car is loud! Did't notice it on the outside but as soon as I started driving, I could hear a lot more noise from engine, transmission and all the mechanical noises.

Even with the standard exhaust, the inside is loud enough for me to have second thoughts about changing the exhaust to Cargraphic ones! No booming, just noisy with a nice engine roar when I press the gas pedal down.

The engine is definately much torque-ier than my C2, and because of the different gearing, I frequently stepped over to the very naughty side of the speed limit without realising. The car can go so fast so easily!

The suspension is much harder than the C2 even with all the mods. Lots of road noise, feeling every piece tissue paper on the road, and on bumpy surface the car can be dancing round all over the place, I really had to keep both hands on the wheel!

The car feels very planted, the faster it is, the more stable it feels. Turn in is very sharp, I felt very connected to the car, very little body roll even when changing lane "briskly". And all that's on wet road speed! Can't wait to get it on track!

You do feel a lot more conspicuous in a yellow car, but in this yellow car, it's a nice feeling!

Parked in the garage, hope the weather is ok for the next few days for G to work his magic. Already booked in to have Paintshield fitted next wk. Won't be driving it much untill then.

Got the yellow backed RS bucket seat ready to go in.

Roll on 2007 trackdays!!!! Oulton, Spa, Nurbergring, LeMans ..... here we come!!






.............my face hurts.................





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick,

Great post, you lucky *****!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations my man!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

come on then lets have a look, post some pics

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too wet and dark for pics, will take some when G's been!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Mick, I am sure today was worth the 3000 posts and many weeks of searching for that car !

Welcome to the club.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Mick I glad your made up!!

If it helps after 7 years of owning mine, I still get the same buzz each time I drive her............They really are the nuts!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy far you i can tell you have fallen in love already

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick...

Do you want to park her in my garage after the RS track day?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mick...

Do you want to park her in my garage after the RS track day?

No thanks Nic, I might not get it back! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well chuffed for you mate - are you sleeping in the garage tonight? Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Done Mick... Very Jealous..

Can't wait to see it in the flesh....

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Mick! Smile
Look forward to seeing her at Oulton.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice one Mick............can't wait to see pics of it with yer personal touches to it

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mick...

Do you want to park her in my garage after the RS track day?

No thanks Nic, I might not get it back! Wink


Of course you'd get her back...

























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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Mick, must have been difficult last week to see the car and not drive it!!!!

Can't wait for you to take me for a spin!!

Can you fax me the reg Documents please..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chris, if there was space in the garage he'd be in there every night !!!!! He's not lying - he's been grinning like the village idiot all day I have been well and truely usurped - In the words of Ronnie Corbett " I know my place "

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chris, if there was space in the garage he'd be in there every night !!!!! He's not lying - he's been grinning like the village idiot all day I have been well and truely usurped - In the words of Ronnie Corbett " I know my place "

Mrs Butzi

Well at least I know where to set up his bed when you guys come to our house! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does the village idiot have a Yellow RS then? Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the only idiot with a yellow RS in the village!!


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