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Post by brightonbimmer » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:55 pm

Well, I finally admitted that I must settle down and confess as to how many candles were on my last birthday cake (77). Accordingly, I have sold the M6 (V10, 507HP) and ordered a new 2018 Honda Civic Touring sedan (174 HP). I have always hated CVT transmissions, but a test drive in the Civic surprised me and showed how much they have improved. The fleet is down to two now, with only the 2003 Mazda Miata (MX-5) available to drive briskly. Six speed manual, only 22,200 total kilometers to date - still looks like new. I have enjoyed this forum, and feel as if I have many old friends here. If you don't mind, I may just lurk in the background, continuing to enjoy the banter and comments and occasional wisdom found therein.
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Post by Smartbear » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:15 pm

Hang around Dave, with your experience you can tell us where we’re going wrong :wink:
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Post by RustyZ4 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:55 pm

you should have kept the Z and offloaded the mx5 :D

I have driven an mx5 a few times, and they are great fun to drive.

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Post by buzyg » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:10 pm

Nout wrong with the mx5. :wink:

Don't go far we do need a steady hand to keep us in check. :D
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Post by freemadw » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:28 pm

All the best David, that M6 is a fantastic machine, I expect the Honda will be a different driving experience :driving: :D
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Post by Bumpy » Tue May 01, 2018 12:39 am

BB - Only the best your way with your new 'ride'.
At least the local Picton hot rodders can breathe a sigh of relief that they won't get blown off the road by "that white haired guy in the Red Zed" or more recently, "that white haired guy in the red sedan".
Something tells me we haven't heard the last chapter in your interesting automotive history.
The current calm at the local Tim Hortons has no chance of lasting long.

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Post by enzed4 » Tue May 01, 2018 3:08 am

Interesting you mention the CVT in the Honda Civic, I wonder if it's the same as in the new Honda Jazz (or it might be Honda Fit in your market)? We bought a new Suzuki SX4 a few years back after owning an older model SX4 for 7 years (and loved). The new SX4 was utterly ruined by the CVT trans - it was garbage and I swore I'd never own another. Fast forward a year and we test drove a new Jazz with CVT and could not believe the difference, it really sold the car to us (traded the near-new SX4 on it, pity the poor owners who bought it, but then again maybe they'll never know any different).
Anyway, take care, and enjoy whatever you drive, for as long as you can :thumbsup: Cheers.
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Post by Grumpyowl » Tue May 01, 2018 6:48 am

Keep lurking David. :thumbsup:
Enjoy the Honda :driving:

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Post by Marlon » Tue May 01, 2018 11:43 am

So all the BMWs now gone, but still have the Mazda for those fun top down drives - glad your sticking around on the forum David :thumbsup:
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Post by jabber » Tue May 01, 2018 6:46 pm

Glad you are still lurking on the forum put a few miles on the mx5 :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue May 01, 2018 7:54 pm

I hope you don't miss your M6 too much, David.

But at least you've still got a fun car - there's no harm in sticking around. :thumbsup:
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