20 years ago, the Mazda MX-5 Roadster was born - the result of five years' research and development by two project teams split across Japan and the USA. When launched, it was the sports car the world was waiting for. Over the past 20 years, the MX-5 has evolved and changed, but has managed to stay true to the original philosophy of 'horse and rider as one,' a car to truly engage with the driver and provide the ultimate top-down driving experience with its perfect 50/50 weight distribution and neutral handling - it is easy to control, nimble and light, and inexpensive to buy, own and maintain. The MX-5 is a true testament to itself as the 'world's best-selling sports car,' and with the earlier MkI and MkII available for modest prices, it is the perfect choice as a fun and enjoyable daily driver, a weekend track car, or a project base for a kit car. This book will help you get the MX-5 of your dreams.
Carla Crook's passion for 'the world's best selling sportscar' began seven years ago with a British racing green Eunos Roadster; a car that also won over her husband Tony, a naval engineer and mechanic. Carla is an active member of the MX5 Owners' Club and the MX5 Nutz forum. When she's not helping her husband fettle a project car, or out driving her Roadster, Carla is a busy working mum to three-year-old Harriet - a petrolhead in the making!
Introduction & Foreword Contents Is an MX-5 right for you? Cost considerations Living with a Mazda MX-5 Relative Values - Which model for you? Before you view Inspection equipment Fifteen minute evaluation Key points Serious evaluation Auctions Paperwork What's it worth? Do you really want to restore? Paint problems Lack of use problems The Mazda MX-5 community Vital statistics Index