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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Another dust-muncher in Dubai

Just wanted to say 'Hi'

New Exige owner from Dubai. Got my 2010 Exige (s240) 10 days ago .... loving it!!!

Only had just over 3k kilometres on the clock, so its as good as new. Quite a couple more Km's on the clock now

GCC spec, so its got the extra AC unit behind the seats (with this heat and this being my daily car... much needed!).
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Very nice!! Welcome to the club.


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What's the GCC spec? Is this just the additional A/C, or are there other differences?


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Beautiful Car. Congratulations! It even has the driving lights!
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Nice car, never heard of the spec or the extra A/C, so I'd be curious about that.

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I doubt the show-off lambo dubai police will allow u to keep that plate number in there!
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I doubt the show-off lambo dubai police will allow u to keep that plate number in there!
FWIW My buddy is a trauma surgeon, and he's heard of quite a few horror stories from plates sitting on the dash in rear end accidents.

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Thanks for the comments people!

Regarding GCC spec, I believe this only involves the dual AC and standard window-tint-reflective. There is an additional AC unit behind the seats. Interestingly the standard (front) AC unit seems to give up after an hour or 2, but the back one happily boosts along. In full on sun and 40+ (Celcius) you can't have the AC on max because it would freeze your knuckles (and other bits).

I will check if there are any other differences for the GCC. I could imagine another type of air-filter but not sure.

Number plate was mounted a day after I took the pictures. I figured having a long plate with sharp edges in the cabin ...... not the best idea ever
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I am super jealous of the GCC spec A/C system. I'd love to have that here in Arizona!
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Black car in the desert. Smart.

Make sure you get the windows tinted and 3M Crystalline on the windshield. It should help with the sweat. I mean, heat.
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Black car in the desert. Smart.

Make sure you get the windows tinted and 3M Crystalline on the windshield. It should help with the sweat. I mean, heat.
Having no dealer in the country means no (or very little) cars to choose from, so the color isnt much of a choice..... But if I did have a choice I would have still chosen a black one anyway ... its the car and color I've always wanted.

Black isn't too bad if you have shaded parking at home and office and that double AC cools things down extremely quickly! Literally 2 minutes on highest-fan-setting and you have to switch it to the lowest fan-speed and after 5 minutes you have to switch off the extra AC behind the seats because it gets way too cold for comfort!

Will get the windows tinted (slightly) at some point in time, but really havent needed it yet.

Maybe I've just acclimatized after leaving Holland 12 years ago
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