I have a 2012 BMW Z4, and despite the fact that the folding roof is with a full warranty, it’s not covered.
It’s just cost £4k. Which was not good at all, and as they get newer, they get more ugly.
So it can go, as they’re not cheap, and I’m not fussed about a soft top.
From what I have seen (eBay, specialist MX5 used and new parts), this seems like a good choice, and a lot cheaper than BMW.
Quite happy to repair it (I was an electromechanical engineer), but I don’t know what’s the best way around.
So I thought I’d rather ask you first, before I get one!
It’s worth up to £4k (obviously more if there’s a good deal), but I really want to find what it needs.
Satnav I’ve got, so I don’t need that.
Automatic would be good, but manual is also ok. Rear wheel drive makes the clutch easier to do.
Air conditioning is a yes please.
Cruise control if it’s visible.
Hard top can be found later. They’re easy to find, so that’s not an issue.
I’m interested in engine power.
There doesn’t seem to be much difference between the 1.6 and the 1.8.
I don’t mind if it’s a Miata…
From what I can tell, it’s the most reliable car as long as you look after it, and the engine and transmission goes on forever…
All I’m really concerned is rust as an important issue…
Sorry to talk a long way, but it’s going to be several months (there’s a family car that I can drive), but I’ve decided on that version at last!
Appreciate your help!