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Postby John H » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:08 pm

Just discovered this forum, so I thought I'd better join in and say hello.

Bought myself a V-Spec Eunos Roadster a week ago, and thoroughly enjoying it so far. Here's a few pics ...

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Postby lowflyer » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:49 pm

Nice looking car John - Welcome to the forum.
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Postby Dot and Chas » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:12 pm

Hi John and welcome!

Nice car !(but I am confused because it has an 03 reg but is a MK1 which stopped production in 1998 )

Hope to meet you at an event soon!

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Postby Gavin » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:16 pm

John,
Welcome and enjoy the car, it looks a cracker.

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Postby Snowcat » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:34 pm

Dot and Chas wrote:Nice car !(but I am confused because it has an 03 reg but is a MK1 which stopped production in 1998 )


Perhaps imported in 2003? (It is an "Eunos" after all.)

Welcome to the garage of fun, John! :)
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Postby John H » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:27 pm

The car is a 91, imported in 2003, and had a private reg. The DVLA seem to have made a blooper in giving it a 2003 reg, but as I might put a private reg on it myself at some point I'll leave it be for the moment.

thank you all for the welcomes, and I look forward to using the forum.

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Postby IanN » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:02 pm

Hi John

Very nice car. Welcome to the wonderful world of the MX-5 community, hope to see you at an event sometime soon.

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Postby Richardn » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:21 pm

Welcome, you may want to try and get the 03 plate off as later reg gets taxed higher due to emissions. It will be pre '94 if a 1.6 or pre 98 if a 1.8
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Postby John H » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:21 pm

The car is by no means perfect. It is 18 years old after all, and it wears the patina of its age. Some of that can be improved with some TLC, some I'll just live with. I bought it from a garage, and as such probably paid a little too much for it (most unlike me!) but there is a reason why I paid a bit more for it.

They put it up on the ramp for me, and I was thunderstruck by the underneath of it ... it was spotless, not a hint of rust or damage, and solid as a rock. Some years back my brother had a 91 UK MX5, which literally disintegrated around him. I guess they don't use as much salt in Tokyo as they do in Aberdeen. When I drove it, everything worked (even the air con ... well almost) and it ran like a swiss watch. Assuming the odometer is correct it has only done 80k kilometres, which is 50k miles, which might explain the condition. Besides, I'd just come out of hospital, which is always a reminder that life is not a dress rehearsal, so I just bought it!

I'm sure that if I used it all year as a daily driver, and left it outdoors, it would pretty rapidly deteriorate. Fortunately I have a few other cars and lots of garage space, so that is not an issue. It will be a pampered toy for sunny days only, and as such I reckon I have just bought a very cheap classic, rather than a rather pricey second hand car.

I'd love to join some of the events, but although I'm officially a retired layabout, I work most weekends, which makes socialising difficult. Anyway, hope to catch up with some of you in due course.

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Postby John H » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:24 pm

Richardn wrote:Welcome, you may want to try and get the 03 plate off as later reg gets taxed higher due to emissions. It will be pre '94 if a 1.6 or pre 98 if a 1.8


Mmmm ... that crossed my mind. I'll wait till I get the V5 back, and the first tax bill, and perhaps do battle with the DVLA then (Gawd, what a thought! :? )
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Postby Petrolhead » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:52 pm

Welcome John.

I wouldn't worry too much about the plate.

On your log book it will have two dates. The approx date of manufacture, and the date imported to the UK.

As the UK will have no certificate to prove the date of manufacture, they must put the date it arrived in the UK. However, the car does have chassis and engine numbers, which will put the manufactured date to a certain year, but not exact date.

The car looks great by the way, and I can't blame you for maybe spending more than market value. A car is worth what a buyer is prepared to pay these days, so if you think it's worth it, then it probably is.

I recently bought a Roadster from a fellow club member for not very much cash, and have just had it mot'd. The underside is fantastic, and as usual the mot guy was shocked, lol.

If I ever buy a UK MX5 of this age, it will purely be for parts. I have now seen three poor cars that have been ruined by our salty roads :cry:

Hope to see you on the road soon.

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Postby Colin » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:52 am

John H wrote:I'd love to join some of the events, but although I'm officially a retired layabout, I work most weekends, which makes socialising difficult. Anyway, hope to catch up with some of you in due course.

The Tayside/Perthshire area members (NSS area) are planning to do a weekday evening mini-run into Fife in May. Send me your e-mail address if you'd like to be kept in the loop.
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Postby chiefy » Sun May 03, 2009 6:09 pm

Welcome John and I know exactly what you mean. I am not quite at retirement age yet but having spent a spell in hospital myself recently I did the same thing or similar. I have had a few MX's over the years but had recently been going through a non sports car phase. I came out of hospital and a couple of days later I went to have a look at an MX5 for a friend. It wasn't quite what she was looking for but I thought sod it and bought it myself - so pleased I did.
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