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#41 George

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:23 PM

LOL fine! I'm going to buy bikies goggles too ^.^

What if I buy an MX5?

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:13 PM

I f you buy a MX5 you will need to buy a hair dryer  ::)  as well as the jacket and goggles
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by the way if you give your suit size I could find a nice Tweed jacket in your size. ;D 

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:17 PM

:-[  Stop picking on me...Not my fault I want a real drivers car...  :P

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:41 PM

LOL fine! I'm going to buy bikies goggles too ^.^

What if I buy an MX5?


Nothing wrong with an MX5, they're cheaper to buy than Z's and you don't have to worry about anyone having put a sun roof in it allready ;D

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:45 PM

;D

I wasn't kidding when I mentioned the MX5.  :P It's basically a more road suitable clubman with heaps more creature comforts and at half the price. Could be the best of both worlds. I'm going to test drive a couple to see if they really deserve the wraps everyone gives them.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

Mate has one with coilovers and just a NA 1.6. They do handle very well and are pretty quick standard. Installing a turbo is simple and cheap compared to others. But be careful of the early ones..89-90's. They had a harmonic balancer issue that would damage the crank and a bit exy to repair.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:03 PM

I fit save you from selling your Z them just tell me your suit size and the deal is done  ::)

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:08 PM

;D  :P

If I end up with an MX5 someone needs to shoot me I suppose. Selling a 240 for an MX5!? Who in their right mind would do that...  :-\

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:02 AM

I sold an mx5 for a 240z ;)

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

After owning both now, which one was more 'fun' to drive? Talking pure driving enjoyment, not the enjoyment you get by simply owning it.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:44 PM

As an ownere of both at the moment.....

The 5 is great fun and a car that my partner likes to drive and be driven in.

My 5 being a very early one has the short nose crank, but if serviced properly, this is not an issue. My car has 205000km on the original motor and will go for another 200k easily. The suspension is stock, but handles very well.

The best bit was the price, $5k, and I don't have to worry about where I park it or it something happens to it at that value, plus insurance is dirt cheap.

The Z is a more hard core driver for me, well all the Zeds I have owned are either racers or ex racers and weren't popular with passengers, or others used to more creature comforts.

Keep the Z and spend not a lot on an early MX, and when the bug bites, modify the MX. Just be careful with what model as turboing a NA is cheap and easy, but I'm not sure on legalities.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:35 PM

After owning both now, which one was more 'fun' to drive? Talking pure driving enjoyment, not the enjoyment you get by simply owning it.


I've had a few mx5's but the best ones were my first which was a supercharged 1.8 and the next one which was a 1.6 AVO kitted motec monster, both were setup for track work but were very comfortable on the street but I prefered the S/C 1.8 which only had 116 rwkw but managed a stage win and a couple of 2nd's in the 2003 dutton rally(man I miss that car), it was extremely well setup by the previous owner.

Its hard to say whats more fun to drive as I got the most enjoyment going for spirited drives through the black spur in the 5 but I love just cruising in the Z, although I've never really given the Z a hard time with its tiny tyres.

I know one day I'll get another S/C NA mx5 but I've got 2 240z's at the moment and I wouldn't sell one for an mx5

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:39 PM

Reduced to $34,900 & open to offers. :)

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:42 PM

putting my lotto in tomorrow

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:43 PM

You've got yourself a project now buddy. Stop staring at my heap of junk.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:50 PM

He might need a daily driver while he builds his Z. HA ;D

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:51 PM

He might need a daily driver while he builds his Z. HA ;D


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 12:40 PM

Test drove a turbo MX5 today. It's fun and solid because it's new ('04 model) but it's certainly no Z... sigh

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:08 PM

You should check this one out George
http://mx5cartalk.co...hp?f=73&t=38880

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:08 PM

Yeah I've seen that one. Sure has a lot spent on it. Not sure I want something that modded though. It'll be more hassle than it's worth. I'm after a mild but well sorted suspension wise car. Thanks though. :)




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