Spider LE 1 month and 1000 miles.
Just posted this on the newbie area but thought it relative to the Spider area.
I thought it time i posted my first post. Got a 5 month old Spider LE in white a month ago and have done 1000 miles and here is my initial feedback and general comments.
So far so good. Gorgeous car and lots of admiring looks. Its had 2 good polishes with autoglym super resin polish topped off with 3 waxes with collinite 476 carnauba wax. Treated the wheels to a good clean topped off with autoglym alloy wheel seal. Cleaned the chrome exhaust tips with brasso and they now look like new. Wasn’t too sure what to use on the roof but ended up putting a couple of coats of fabsil on and it has come up great and really beads the rain well. Put rain X on the glass which tends to keep it cleaner for a little longer and again beads the rain really well.
I’m a bit of a car nut, having lots of cars over the years one being a distant cousin to the Alfa, a Lancia beta coupe 1600 twin cam (that’s a long time ago though)
Looked at lots of cars before deciding on the spider. Mx5, older boxster, s2000, TT but really glad ended up with the Spider. I still haven’t seen another one on the road yet, although a colleague at work said there are a few knocking about around Knutsford!
With ref to the forum issues. The car has now done 6700 miles. Tyre wear looks reasonable and even across the tyre. It can be a bit “hesitant” and “kangarooee” in first and second but gets a little better when fully warmed up.
Averaging 27 to the gallon on a 50 mile daily commute 80% motorway 20% “A” road.
Met fellow AO member Robbo523 at the local petrol station the other night with a nice 156.
Anyhow I mean to be an active member on the site and hope to get to any local meets. Unfortunately couldn’t make it to the Trafford center last week.
By the way great site lads.