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Hi Y'all :bouncin:,

My name is Note and just wanted to say :hello kitty: to everyone! Here's some quick picks of my new 2016 Arctic White Mazda Miata Sport that I picked up from Galpin Mazda;







I was planning on a Club Trim, but trying to find one in Ceramic White and non-Brembo seemed difficult and to be honest, they gave me a great deal on this Sport that was readily available! Plans for the car includes definite track-duty, not a dedicated track car, and various shows and events as well. I didn't mine going with a Sport since I have plans for an aftermarket differential along with possible mini-BBK and A/V.

First stop for some test fitting is going to Buddy club USA! I have a ton of their parts on my Honda Fit and I'm hoping my wheels will fit since I have a bunch of 4x100 wheels including spec miata wheels as well!

*PLUG* TIM TAMPUS is the FLEET MANAGER @ GALPIN MAZDA and a fellow Miata (NA) owner/enthusiast so hit him up for your automotive needs because he has access to the entire GALPIN network!!! [email protected] (661) 313-1162 and let him know that Note referred you! :p

Thanks for reading!

-Note
 

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If you go in for your first complimentary service make sure anything that can be stolen is removed :-\

Beautiful car
 

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winlowe, humming and I say welcome to CR.
 

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Forrealz? At Galpin? Now I'm scarred...

(psst... can u share your story plz?)
Went in for my complimentary oil change/tire rotation and to get lojack installed....they charged me and never installed it, tried to deny it until manager at GAS came in and said no it's not there and there's no record of it being installed.

Made the appointment to get everything handled the following week.
Had just put my titanium shift knob on night before, oem one & pair of sunglasses were in glovebox along with some papers and change in center console
Arrived 8am was told 2-2.5 hours
4 hours later car still wasn't back from lojack, "oh sorry its been done there we just didnt get it yet"
Car comes back, guy starts looking at my hardtop and spoiler (dg &bbfw) looking totally puzzled then paying with the adjustment of the spoiler...WTF?!
After three more hours it was done(they also replaced a missing exhaust gasket)
Get in seat position was so messed with it took me a few to get it back to my position
Drive away get on freeway, go to get glasses, didn't feel them, said f it, must've just shifted to far side
Got home car no longer had sunglasses,, oem shiftknob ,cup holder divider and silver change(at least they left the pennies) & some papers from the glove box were under the passenger seat.....and then to add insult to injury did the mileage calculation, the car had almost 30 miles more than it should have had for a to to the valley and back

Call and speak with ernie ponce first thing next morning, says he'll get to the bottom of it

An hour or so later calls me and says to call the lojack guy and gives me a number...wtf?!

Several hours of circular finger pointing & numerous calls and end result was ernie stating "well we do have it posted that we are not accountable for any loose items in your car"
 

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@Broketuner: Wow, that really does sound like a horror story and has me super scarred/cautious now! Do you mind if I screen shot this story to send to my friend Tim? Even though he's in Fleet, I still would like to bring this to his attention. I'm not sure how long ago this occurred but I know they just got a new GM and a big staff change-so hopefully for the better. I'm really sorry for your experience... :smile11:
 

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@Broketuner: Wow, that really does sound like a horror story and has me super scarred/cautious now! Do you mind if I screen shot this story to send to my friend Tim? Even though he's in Fleet, I still would like to bring this to his attention. I'm not sure how long ago this occurred but I know they just got a new GM and a big staff change-so hopefully for the better. I'm really sorry for your experience... :smile11:
Sure man. This was a couple months ago at the original one...the one by the 405 in san fernando(not santa clarita)
 

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Hi Note, welcome to Miata ownership and to CR. Loving the ND, at Moss we have a Club edition, no Brembos. I've been thinking I'd like a Club someday soon for myself (replace my 1990) but now more and more I'm thinking the Sport might be a better fit. I don't really like the big infotainment screen that we have on the Club model. I don't use navigation or texting/emailing when I drive. I don't have that long commute. So when I'm not driving to and from work I'm driving for fun. I think the smaller display in the Sport is better. And since I'd be modding the car anyway, I could pay less up front for the Sport and save some money for the mods. It sounds like you're on the exact same path! I'm sure I'll see you at track days soon. Have fun and enjoy that brand new car!
 

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Hi Note, welcome to Miata ownership and to CR. Loving the ND, at Moss we have a Club edition, no Brembos. I've been thinking I'd like a Club someday soon for myself (replace my 1990) but now more and more I'm thinking the Sport might be a better fit. I don't really like the big infotainment screen that we have on the Club model. I don't use navigation or texting/emailing when I drive. I don't have that long commute. So when I'm not driving to and from work I'm driving for fun. I think the smaller display in the Sport is better. And since I'd be modding the car anyway, I could pay less up front for the Sport and save some money for the mods. It sounds like you're on the exact same path! I'm sure I'll see you at track days soon. Have fun and enjoy that brand new car!
Yea, you totally got my direction spot on! It would be nice to have a differential, but I'm planning on putting in an aftermarket one anyways along with a slim bbk - all of which will be done later on after i feel like i've gotten a hang of the ND in it's semi-stock form!
 
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