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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:57 pm 

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Bought this awhile ago out of San Diego and had a fun but slow trip across country. Drove from Carlsbad, Ca. up to Huntington Beach and left L.A. at the Santa Monica Pier heading east on I-10.

It had 60k on it when I picked it up and it now has 80k and it has been to Myrtle Beach and all the way to Port Saint Lucie, Fl. for Christmas. On the trip down it was getting just under 36 mpg!

This is at it sat on the dealer's lot:

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Visit to Long Beach:

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Visit to Florida and meeting its porky brother 350Z:

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Visit to Skyline Drive :

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Doing some wheel well and undercarriage cleaning:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Nice. What did you use to clean under the car?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:27 am 

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For the most part it was Castrol Superclean but I have to preface that by saying that the patient was a Southern California resident and also did not have the unnecessary undercoating applied. For some places where the dirt has been attended to before I use Armor All Car Cleaner as the Superclean can be very harsh.

In some areas I used a toothbrush to get at the odd shapes and since the oil pan and transmission case are aluminum the toothbrush did a good job and did not score the surface.

I also had to remove the underbelly shield and inner fender liners to get everything cleaned. Now I just need to find a car show for the little MX-5 to participate in...lol.

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I am amazed how close the color is to that Z!! Are they really that close in person?

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i love merlot's...

next time you hit up skyline drive, let me know. i live 10 minutes from there and would love to join with you to see such a beautiful example.. mine is just a track whore.. :(

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:57 am 

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TSiSS350 wrote:
I am amazed how close the color is to that Z!! Are they really that close in person?


I was surprised to see that both colors are very close to each other. In the sun the 350Z has larger metallic flake in the paint.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:58 am 

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E-AT_me wrote:
i love merlot's...

next time you hit up skyline drive, let me know. i live 10 minutes from there and would love to join with you to see such a beautiful example.. mine is just a track whore.. :(


I will be sure to do that. I know the MSCW (Mazda Sportscar Club of Washington) does frequent drives to Skyline throughout the year.

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