Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

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Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby mysmeg » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:27 am

Pick up my 2003 1.8 silver Angels SE in the morning!! She is a wee gem with no rust and immaculate throughout. I took a mechanic with me and all is good. I can honestly say the car has been loved and almost looks preserved. I have a decent drive to get to know her when i take her home tomorrow. No doubt I will have a question or two over next wee while and will post pics. Thanks for everyone's advice on the forum. Im not going to sleep tonight - feel like a kid! Mags
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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby IanN » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:15 am

Happy days ahead for you, have fun :)
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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby JimF » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:47 pm

Enjoy your new car
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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby tjay » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:34 pm

Hi and welcome to club and forum, be prepared to be grinning from ear to ear as you drive about in it especially as weather is supposed to be good.
Smile more when the roof is down,drive safe and enjoy !!
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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby mysmeg » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:32 am

Thanks, yeah, day 3 and your right It has put a huge smile on my face, so much fun! Im glad I went for 1.8 too. Had the roof down last night as it was a lovely evening. Now I know what people mean when they say a car "corners like she is on rails" !
On closer inspection there is indeed an area of rust that needs to be addressed at the rear wheel arch on the drivers side, bit bubbley but overall the car has great bodywork. Im supposing I should get that seen to sooner rather than later?

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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby drumtochty » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:28 am

Before the next MOT as it may show rust underneath. it will cost circa £400 a side to have the arches done. That's a replacement half rear wing. Do not try to just get it painted only as it will be through again in months as it is rusting from inside out.

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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby mysmeg » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:44 am

drumtochty wrote:Before the next MOT as it may show rust underneath. it will cost circa £400 a side to have the arches done. That's a replacement half rear wing. Do not try to just get it painted only as it will be through again in months as it is rusting from inside out.

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Cheers Eddie, that is a fair bit of cash, but I want to keep this car for a long time. The MOT is up July next year. The car has done 3k in 18 months, (genuine) all checked out. I have a 4 week old receipt from arnold clark, for new break shoes, pads, calipers and full service which is great - breaks are squealing a little though? Overall Im a very very happy lady :D
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Re: Soon to be MX 5 Mk 2 Owner - Found Mine!!

Postby drumtochty » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:46 pm

I had to do both side, the boot lid need resprayed and one the front wing need done as well so it was sore.

In saying that you may get away with it if the underside is ok as it is cosmetic.

Running older cars is not that much cheaper than taking the hit from depreciation from a newer small car!

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