I think we all had the idea in our minds of the “ideal spec” when we first started on the quest for our MX5. However once on the journey, depending on the age of car we were looking for, it became apparent that maybe our ideal car did not exist or that when we found one there were problems. Maybe the mileage was too high, lack of service history or signs of the rust worm were starting to become apparent or even it just didn’t look “right”. I certainly had that experience. At that point you have to make a decision, carry on looking or review what you would like against what is actually available. I did that and ended up with an Option Pack 2.0 in Winning Blue , good service history, low miles and really nice clean condition rather than the red Sport I had originally wanted. And only 2 miles away against the 70 to 80 miles I had set as the furthest I wanted to travel. Whatever you end up with you will enjoy the drive and, if you are that way inclined, all work you can do on the car. Best of Luck!