I bought the MX5 in 2005, I’d finally managed to get rid of a horrible company car (Renault Scenic) and opted for a car allowance. Driving for me is a pleasure, and I wanted to have a car that would enhance my commute and business travel, rather than just try to make it fade away into a few hours of nothingness. I narrowed it down to a mk1 MR2, mk1 MX5, Z3, or MGF. After a couple of test drives, the MX5 was the car for me, its easy to live with, great fun, and has turned out to be very reliable.
The car is pretty much as I bought it, some specs below:
- Mk1 Eunos Roadster, imported from Japan in 2005
- 1600cc DOHC engine
- Aftermarket Torsen differential
- Lowered 30mm on stock Bilstein springs
- Polybush bushes throughout
- Additional bracing on rear struts
- Removable 6 point harness
- RS Watanabe wheels
- Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD 2 tyres
I use this car day in, day out, and despite being 20 years old, and having been used and abused for 250,000 kilometers, its still going strong. I’ve competed a number of times, including a 6 hour endurance test at Mallory Park, as well as numerous track days and road trips.