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Hello, prospective buyer.

Postby Lardy999 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:23 pm

Hi, i'm guessing i'm slightly braking the rules.
First to say i am an owner, i am looking to buy one in the near future and i'm hoping to use the forum as an information resource and well its my first car so i don't want to make any mistakes.
Second I am not from Scotland but I have noticed this forum seems to be one of the most popular.
Hopefully there will be no problems and i will learn what i need to and buy a Mk1 MX-5.

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Re: Hello, prospective buyer.

Postby drumtochty » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:08 pm

Welcome to the forum.

A Mk1 is between 16 and 25 years old therefore rust is the main problem.

The car imported into Europe was called the Mazda MX5 and the Japanese Domestic Market had basically the same car called the Eunos Roadster, A lot were grey imported and they tend to have a higher spec.

The UK supplied MX5 tended to have a lower spec to make Mazda UK more profit.

Up until a few years ago most of the Eunos Roadsters had less rust as the cars had not been in the UK that long.

Today there is plenty rusty roadsters but some are still in great condition.

Therefore google for mx5 rust to learn all about it but if you find a rust free car you will not get that for £500 as the owner will know what it is worth.

You may find the cost of a nice rust free MK1 is not that much less than an early MK3.

Good luck with your search.

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Re: Hello, prospective buyer.

Postby Lardy999 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:31 pm

I'm particularly looking for a 1.6 mk1 as I am still classed as a young driver and it being my first car the insurance should be cheaper. After doing some research i'd like to get a euros (hopefully less rust) but mainly looking for THE right one.
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Re: Hello, prospective buyer.

Postby drumtochty » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:13 pm

Good luck with your search.

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Re: Hello, prospective buyer.

Postby DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:26 pm

Lardy999 wrote:I'm particularly looking for a 1.6 mk1 as I am still classed as a young driver and it being my first car the insurance should be cheaper. After doing some research i'd like to get a euros (hopefully less rust) but mainly looking for THE right one.

Hi and welcome,
If you need any help with insurance then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
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