Very happy to finally be part of this group. In the last year or two I bounced around from a Lotus Elise 111R, C5 Corvette, Mercedes E55, Porsche Boxster S (986), and have to say this really feels the best of them all.
The Lotus 111R was amazing, but not as comfortable, and I always felt I needed to treat it with kids gloves.
The Corvette was just loud and fun to look at. Not that fast, handled like you’d expect it to
The Mercedes E55 was magnificent. I plan to get another. But did not satisfy my need to carve turns
The Boxster S was ok. Interesting. Quick enough, but that 986 engine I always worried when that bearing would go out.
With this MX5, I feel as though I have it all. I have a quick car, its fun, its convertible, and its RELIABLE.
I bought one with the BBR 200 kit and some other upgrades which gets it around 215bhp, it has Koni shocks, sway bars, ebc brake kit - I just love this thing to pieces.
I am American and leaving back to the US in about 6 months, so I won’t have it long (Ill have it up for sale at the end of summer). Until then, I plan to enjoy it.
Hope to learn a lot from you guys… I’m excited. Cheers