Time for a mk3?

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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby drumtochty » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:36 am

The big problem with the Zsport is te cost of a new alloy wheel.

http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/alloy-wheel-m ... -2187.html

More than the price of 4 standard 17" wheels.
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby OldSpice » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:05 am

pablo wrote:.....oh and is a Zsport really worth the premium over a standard 2.0 Sport?


Up to a point (how long is a piece of string?).......definately in my view.
The old cliche applies...how much is it worth to you?
Fancy paint (lovely) sexy alloys, gorgeous interior. Probably the most genuine "Ltd" Mk3 bar the "Launch Edition"
Personally, I'd not pay the 7/8k even with genuine low miles I've seen over the last couple of years but maybe 20% above mainstream for an exceptional garage queen.
There's a rash of good Mk3s cheap as chips these days.
They are after all superceded by 2 models now.

But as Eddie says...... :shock:
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby pablo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:45 am

As promised here are pics of the underneath of the mk3 on the OC forum I'm having a think about (not the Zsport)

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(1) Eunos V-spec type II - SOLD to forum member 'OldSpice'
(2) Eunos '89 standard spec SOLD
(3) MX5 mk1 1.6 with turbo conversion SOLD
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby OldSpice » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:19 pm

Not too bad at all.
You know the score...wire brushes & "stuff".
Yellow shocks...Bilsteins?
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby pablo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:07 pm

OldSpice wrote:Not too bad at all.
You know the score...wire brushes & "stuff".
Yellow shocks...Bilsteins?

Yes along with eibach springs. 2008 plate 97.5k miles. 1 owner with FSH. Silver 2.0 sport with elec folding roof. MOT'd until August. Asking £4500 :?

As comparison there is the Zsport for £5700 with 46k miles but 5 owners which I thought quite high
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby drumtochty » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:37 pm

To be honest unless your going to spend at least two days or more under there wire brushing most of the first day, cleaning and rust converting.
Injecting the cavities later in the day as they do not need rubbed down if there is a second person to do that and remove and replace covers and wheelarch liners.

First thing the next day painting the rust converted areas.

Leave to dry in a heated garage to late morning. Then underbody wax or stonechip underneath, that is the rest of the second day.

I also guess on that car maybe needs some bodyshop work to the rear arches and behind the front wing indicator repeater and doing behind the grill. Going from what I have seen say 40% chance.

You would only do that if it is a keeper.

Lot's of people want to move their car on in a year to 18 months, in that case just leave as is or just do a quick wire brush and undercoat with stonechip and hope the rust has not come through the black stuff by the time you sell it.

I would do the proper job but for others life is too short and it is a 8 year old car!
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby OldSpice » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:18 pm

If it was the Z at 4.5k..irrespective of owners....I'd be trying a deal.
Bit toppy for a run of the mill Mk3 though. Nearly 100K on and & 8 years old...mmmm. :?
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby drumtochty » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:24 pm

My Mk3, 2008 Power Hard Top, 2 lltr Sport has 38k miles and fully undersealed

I think around £5 k is about right for that as I paid £8.5 k 3 years ago and 11.5k miles.

At 100k miles well, I think there will not be a long list of buyers at the sellers door.

There are tons of unsold MX5's on autotrader and everyone to an extent is looking at all the other unsold cars and pricing their cars at a similar level. Even private buyers selling without warranty are wanting dealer prices
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby Scott_J » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:42 pm

I bought my 07 2.0 PRHT Sport from dealer 18 months ago, £6995. So £4500 seems reasonable. However despite age and 70,000 miles mine is spotless underneath, no rust what so ever. Car lived in Birmingham with 1st owner. Had very little salt on Glasgow roads past winter, its down with a vengeance now, so deciding in summer to move on for a 3.5, or if keeping will get professionally undersealed for £350.
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby pablo » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:00 pm

Yes I think it's overpriced for the mileage and condition underneath so I'll keep looking.

drumtochty wrote:There are tons of unsold MX5's on autotrader and everyone to an extent is looking at all the other unsold cars and pricing their cars at a similar level. Even private buyers selling without warranty are wanting dealer prices


This seems to be the case I'm finding
(1) Eunos V-spec type II - SOLD to forum member 'OldSpice'
(2) Eunos '89 standard spec SOLD
(3) MX5 mk1 1.6 with turbo conversion SOLD
(4) Eunos G-Ltd. Original and keeping it that way
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby pablo » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:33 pm

Well I'm back in the fold :D

Didn't realise it was 18 months since I posted about my search for a mk3. Just goes to show I wasn't in a rush to buy and better to wait until the right car materialised.

As of yesterday I'm now the proud owner of ....................another mk1 :lol: This makes it my 4th mk1 so I guess I'm a sucker for the original model. Drove it home non stop, 3hrs and 175 miles later and it didn't miss a beat. Didn't see another mk1 the entire journey and come to think of it I don't see many on the road in general these days :?
(1) Eunos V-spec type II - SOLD to forum member 'OldSpice'
(2) Eunos '89 standard spec SOLD
(3) MX5 mk1 1.6 with turbo conversion SOLD
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Re: Time for a mk3?

Postby drumtochty » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:18 am

In Grampian we had two MK1 cars on a recent run. The is the highest number for a while.

Mostly Mk4 and Mk3's these days.
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