I'm Matt. A British guy presently living in Dubai/UAE.
Just wanted to share my new purchase! Living in Dubai, fuel is extremely cheap and I thought this would be the best opportunity I will have to own something with such capacity.
It serves as our family, but also does a great job of entertaining that's for sure.
Couple of questions I have about the car if I may
Transmission - Is it ok to perform full throttle up shifts? I don't make a habit of it but obviously having fun is all part of this car!
I feel like the transmission is a little dimwitted. I know the 5spd box is a little old school now, but expected it to be a little more refined than it is.
Bogging down - Could be the gearbox, or something else but sometimes when looking to overtake if I plant the throttle (generally from higher speeds) the car bogs down as if the TC has kicked in, or there's a huge flat spot. After a second it regains consciousness and carries on (btw car has done just under 2000km).
Launch Control - Looked this up and seen similar issues. I am well aware of the procedure, but upon doing so the rear wheels just start spinning and launch control shows aborted. Not once managed to get it to work!