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scoob
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18th May 10 at 09:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

off to view this at some point this week, hes after 1600 tbf i dont want to pay that. the wheels are pealing so 50 a corner for a refurb, no history of a cambelt change and the paint is abit shit. other then that i like the look of the car and think it would be some great summer fun are the 1.6 engines anygood?







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cat 2 thatcham immobiliser, 18month old softtop, laguna front lip, sportmax 8inch wide deep dish rims, kakimoto exhaust, gaz fully adjustable shocks and springs, standard momo steering wheel, tonneau cover, DASH 5 point roll bar, fast road alignment by Nigel Langs Garage.


or just get a 172
Ben G
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18th May 10 at 09:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

these look really cool, especially with those wheels.

then you flash someone in the streets and they make the gayest headlight flicky up and down action ever known to man.

nice though, good track car as shown by butler.
leon.
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18th May 10 at 09:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ben G


then you flash someone in the streets and they make the gayest headlight flicky up and down action ever known to man.

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too true
Rob E
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18th May 10 at 09:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Those wheels are worth a fair whack even in that state! I picked mine up last summer for 1600 with no fancy wheels, in need of a service and brakes all around. The prie he is asking for the spec is very reasonable. Also worth mentioning about the cambelt on these - if they do snap the engine is a non contact engine so you wont smash any internals. Bang a new belt on and your good to go. One way to tell if it has been done though is if you look at the bar just infront of the crank pulley, the paint is usually marked/gone if the belt has been done. I cant recommend one enough though, so much fun to drive in a spirited manor!
scoob
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18th May 10 at 09:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rob E
Those wheels are worth a fair whack even in that state! I picked mine up last summer for 1600 with no fancy wheels, in need of a service and brakes all around. The prie he is asking for the spec is very reasonable. Also worth mentioning about the cambelt on these - if they do snap the engine is a non contact engine so you wont smash any internals. Bang a new belt on and your good to go. One way to tell if it has been done though is if you look at the bar just infront of the crank pulley, the paint is usually marked/gone if the belt has been done. I cant recommend one enough though, so much fun to drive in a spirited manor!




is yours the 1.6 mate?
ryzer
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18th May 10 at 09:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i think thats pretty good for the price!
Rob E
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Mines a 1.8 Import with a factory lsd. A good friend of mine has a 1.6 UK spec with an open diff and acceleration wise its neck and neck up untill around 80ish then i can pull away slightly. There is a lot more options for forced induction with the 1.6 though if you fancy taking that route. Sign up on http://www.mx5nutz.com awsome bunch of people and full ok useful information. I think the car you posted could well belong to a member on there actually
scoob
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18th May 10 at 10:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice one cheers
ianofbhills
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18th May 10 at 10:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gay....

that is all
Jamie
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18th May 10 at 11:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Maybe knock him down to 1450


Brilliant car in standard form
Robin
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18th May 10 at 11:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks great, go for it

some owners rate the 1.6 better than the bigger engine, it revs more freely

I'm on the lookout for another, seems like a decent time of year to buy, loads about
Robin
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18th May 10 at 11:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ianofbhills
gay....

that is all


I'd put money on the fact you haven't driven one.
3CorsaMeal
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18th May 10 at 11:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i want a murdered out one
DaveyLC
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quote:
Originally posted by Robin
quote:
Originally posted by ianofbhills
gay....

that is all


I'd put money on the fact you haven't driven one.


As above.. FANTASTIC cars once you get over the fact it looks gayer than a San Fansisco parade.
scoob
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18th May 10 at 17:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote




love it
Minty_Fresh
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18th May 10 at 18:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

for that sort of price you can get a lot better example, i was looking at these and for 2k there wer the black 1.8 versions 1 or 2 owners lowish miles (60/70k) fsh etc

i would go for the 1.8 version tbh..

and have a look at the imports, they have a better dif and have a lot better paint work..
hbutler
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They handle well, but dont go very quick as standard
neil h
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Have a quick search on the pistonheads forum, i've genuinely never seen a forum that seems to love the mx5 so much.
stu_c
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18th May 10 at 20:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

where is that car from scoob?
LeeM
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18th May 10 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

was thinkin about buyin one of these today, my dad used to have one and i loved driving it
Twiggy
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18th May 10 at 23:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get a 1.8!
davieslim
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18th May 10 at 23:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

was fitted a gearbox to a wee import 1.6 today, great wee cars and go sideways really well
ianofbhills
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19th May 10 at 13:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Robin
quote:
Originally posted by ianofbhills
gay....

that is all


I'd put money on the fact you haven't driven one.



Give me your money then

My mother used to have a 1.8 uk version in red about 7 years ago which i drove quite a lot. I even managed to write it off going sideways into a field oops. (young stupid and rwd dont mix well)

GAY comment was tongue in cheek aimed at the fact they are labelled as hairdressers cars by the majority.


 
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