Hi. Just wanted to introduce myself. I’m John, based in Nottingham and completely new to the mx5 community. Infact so new I haven’t got one… Yet. I’ve been searching for a while through the usual sites and I’m in search of a nice mk1. Why a mk1… Well I was looking for an Elan for a long time but to get a good one, and be able to maintain it with spares is a costly exercise. I hadnt really noticed the mx5 till a friend of mine mentioned it and tbh I’m sold. They look nice, tick the classic car box and spares etc seem to be in plentiful supply and reasonably priced. There’s also this forum as well as the club that I intend to join quickly. The only minefield now is finding a good, ideally rust free, low mileage nice car that I can tinker with but mainly enjoy. I drive a boring company car all day so need an escape.
I’m probably going through a midlife crisis and have always wanted to own a classic car. I’ve had my share of BMW z4s so not new to convertibles which Ive loved, but they just didn’t give me that raw driving feel and doing anything mechanical with my limited knowledge was certainly not an option. I don’t want or need all the toys in a car for the weekend.
So there you are… Just need a car and cannot wait to start showing my face on here and at local meets very soon.