Buying tips - what to look out for

  1. My model of MX-5 is: 2007 Mk3 2.0i
  2. I’m based near: Birmingham
  3. I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: Initial servicing. Hi, as a newbie to MX-5s, and just about to buy one, any tips on what to look out for / typical defects please?

The ‘search’ facility is your friend here. Just tried it, you will have plenty of reading to go at.


Get a torch underneath also.

Look in the for sale adverts on here, that’s if you’ve not already bought that 2007 2 litre.
Plenty of hinds and tips here, just come and look at mine.

Shameful plug I know, just trying to be helpful as always.:weary::grin:


Nothing wrong there Mick! :+1: OP could do a lot worse than ride over to you and get the lowdown on our cars! Kettles always on I’ve heard? :smiley: Would get an idea of what a well cared for car looks like!



2 great NC’s for sale on here :red_car::red_car:
Just contact barrie or mick ( bettabuilda / mickAP )
2 great ,knowledgeable guys who can and will talk all day about anything mx5 .


My missus says I talk too much sometimes Geoff.:face_with_raised_eyebrow:


Yes, rust, i agree with that. Get a powerful torch and check out underneath, particularly wheel arches, cills, chassis members and suspension arms. Minor corrosion around the light cluster on the boot lid. They’re great wee cars but have a bad reputation for rust.

OK - thanks