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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 25th September 2013, 16:38
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Hi All,

Registration arrived last week and number plates were fitted in time for a couple of weekend blasts. Yes - I'm now on the road with my 5Exi-R (after an 8 year build time!).

Not modded the suspension yet, so it's lively on poor B roads and just a little nervous at times on a good A road, but boy does she go. Very happy.

Thanks to everyone who offered help and advice, and if you're still building then keep on at it - it's definitely worth it in the end.

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Old 25th September 2013, 20:08
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Well done mate. I'm hoping to be on the road after IVA and the DVLA battle.

I bet it's an amazing feeling driving a car your hands built

So jealous
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Old 25th September 2013, 22:45
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It is a sweet feeling, and people who aren't into kit cars are really impressed!

I found DVLA to be really helpful - just a bit slow but then I assumed they have a lot of extra stuff coming through with local offices no longer processing new registrations.
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It's truly worth all the effort for that first legal drive, now the fun starts.

Best sort that rear suspension out before the full speed tests.
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Good to learn you're on the road.

Enjoy the car, but be mighty careful of the rear end, especially as the roads turn greasy.
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well done. enjoy the dry days while you can. I'm not sure about the others but mine is not very pleasant with the roof on . Very noisy and very hot
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well done. enjoy the dry days while you can. I'm not sure about the others but mine is not very pleasant with the roof on . Very noisy and very hot
I've noticed that it's very toasty without the roof on - I imagine it would be like a Turkish Bath in warm rainy weather!
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