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1998 Mazda MX5 1.8 Sport mk2 owned 2004

                     

 
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Rwd fun
Faultless reliability (in 6 months of ownership)
Top down makes even short journeys more interesting
 
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Seats were too short for my height
Limited headroom with hood up
Bland engine note
Very common

 

    

 
 
Bought in the spring and sold by the autumn for the same money I paid for it! I fancied a rear wheel drive convertible, and whilst the Fiat Coupe was off the road with an engine replacement (!) I snapped this one up. I deliberately chose an import as the MX5 mk2s are near identical to the UK models, but with the benefit of having air con, a limited slip differential and close ratio 6 speed gearbox.

                                             

 

I drove it on two trackdays, and covered almost 10,000 miles in six months, most of which the roof was down (even at night)! I sold the Mazda for the same money I bought it for.