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Postby Suddy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:44 am

Hi everyone, my name's David and I drive a Honda S2000 (please dont shout at me :( )

A good friend of mine is hoping to pick up a mk1 mx-5 over the next month or so, so thought I'd keep an eye out to see what was about and if there are any buying tips for the mk1. (Plus I secretly want a shot :D )
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Postby Dot and Chas » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:07 pm

Hello,

Try the MX5 .................you'll like it! :lol:
Chas............Fire up the Z-Sport!

Get Busy Living!!!!
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Postby Petrolhead » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:27 pm

From what I understand, the S2000 is a fantastic car.

Can't beat the simplicity of the 5 though ;)
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Postby Mark S » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:31 pm

You will enjoy the 5, it is a good car.
But I had a shot of Euans S2000 :D :D :D :D
but then, I suppose I'm just a car hooligan :-)

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Postby sarahlc » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:18 pm

Nothing wrong with a S2000, nice car. I got to drive one very briefly 2 years ago, thought it felt a bit like a bigger and more powerful mx5. :D
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Postby PaulDS » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:22 pm

Like the S2000 very much, often been tempted but not YET succumbed.
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Postby Suddy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:24 pm

Thanks for the welcomes :)

I do like the S2000, its fun - if a bit twitchy. :lol:

Do you hold regular meets at all? (had a look in the events forum but not too much happening) Would like to come along and have a look at some 5's if possible? :D
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Postby sarahlc » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:53 pm

Information on events can be found here
http://www.mx5scotland.co.uk/events.php
look forward to perhaps meeting you at an event at some point
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Postby speedtwelve » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:29 pm

Suddy

I've just gone the other way, sold my Mk1 S-Spec and bought an S2k.

If you're tempted by a Mk1 yourself, they're more chuckable than the Honda, with much more benign oversteer. I achieved some quite comical power oversteer angles in my Eunos that I wouldn't even contemplate attempting in my S2k on the road. You decide when the oversteer stops in the MX5, and they have no tendency to snap-back the other way. The steering is very slightly higher-geared than the Honda, with a marginally pointier nose. Steering feel on the Mazda is considerably better I reckon. Overall the MX is a slightly better driver's car.

But...the S2k would totally and utterly destroy my Eunos on road or track. Even on a twisty b-road it wouldn't see which way the S2000 went, so much better is the grip and braking, never mind it having more than twice the power. But, as you'll know, get it wrong while 'making progress' in the S2k and the crash will finish in Belgium, whereas the Mazda is much more friendly and progressive on the limit.

The best compromise is a turbo/supercharged Mk1 with proper suspension and brakes. It becomes a fantastically capable sports car in this guise. A mate has a 225 bhp FI'd Mk1 S-Spec and I've no doubt it would be quicker (and less sphincter-twitching) on a back road than the S2k, particularly if said road was unpredictable.
Honda S2000 AP1

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Eunos Roadster S-Spec now sold... (and about to explode in the hands of its new owner)
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Postby Suddy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:25 am

Really good read and comparison that, much appreciated :)

The s2000 will be staying with me, the mx5 is actually for a friend of mine (they are scared of forums :lol:), but hoping to get a shot of it every now and again for some fun.

Must admit, I am slightly taken with the idea of an FI mk1 8)
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Postby Mark S » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:58 am

Suddy,

I bought Euan's (The Beer bellied Lager swilling John Craven that IS Speedtweleve) S-Spec off him.
I have a Turbo in waiting, gonna fit it in a few weeks, well ok Dave (Petrolhead) is fitting it while I hold his tools... ooh Err Missus
When it's ready & tested you're welcome to come see what it's like
I hope to have it ready for GMSC trackday on 1st May, but we can also do some back road madness if you like :-)

this also applies to anyone else who would like to see what it's like...
it gives me an excuse to drive it more :-)

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Postby Suddy » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:38 am

That would be great Mark, really appreciate the offer :D

Am hoping to try and make it along to the next meet so will hopefully see some of you there 8)
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Postby jamie_duff » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:12 am

Mark S wrote:Suddy,

I bought Euan's (The Beer bellied Lager swilling John Craven that IS Speedtweleve) S-Spec off him.
I have a Turbo in waiting, gonna fit it in a few weeks, well ok Dave (Petrolhead) is fitting it while I hold his tools... ooh Err Missus
When it's ready & tested you're welcome to come see what it's like
I hope to have it ready for GMSC trackday on 1st May, but we can also do some back road madness if you like :-)

this also applies to anyone else who would like to see what it's like...
it gives me an excuse to drive it more :-)

Mark


Can you be bought with beer too Mark? :twisted: :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Mark S » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:46 pm

Er.. NO, Honest :-)

Theakstons Old Peculiar is v.Good when the Cellarman knows his job :-)

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