I’m posting to introduce myself and hopefully get involved in the community. As the title suggests, I’m a new MX5 owner (bought in early June) based in South London. Here’s how it happened:
An unfortunate accident saw my previous car (a 2005 Honda Civic) written off by a younger driver. I’d had a bit of bad luck with Honda, so i decided a change of brand was needed. Being younger and without a family, i figured I no longer needed a practical hatchback .
Insurance paid out for the Honda and I found my MX5 on gumtree for a good deal (under £2,000). Here’s the interesting bit (with a picture below)
My car is a 2000 (X reg) 1.8 NB in Classic Red which i bought with ~113,000mi on the clock
The roof is in decent shape and doesn’t leak!
The wheels are all solid (no kerb rash)(a first for a used car I’ve bought)
The sills have already been done and are solid
The chassis rails are also pretty solid
Bad points (I think of them as ‘areas needing love’):
The lacquer on the passenger door/drivers mirror and both front and rear bumpers are peeling/ in need of painting.
It didn’t come with a service history (not a big issue, but just means I’ve got things to tend to)
A couple of mechanical rattles here and there to sort
Otherwise, the engine/gearbox feel great. I’m loving top down motoring and having a light, nimble little car for the B roads and the commute (it’s my new daily).
I’ll be dealing with most of its servicing needs, but greatly appreciate all the knowledge and help that this forum can provide. Hopefully when things open up, I’ll be able to join in on some of the local gatherings .
Thanks for listening (I look forward to hearing from you guys)