Written on: 24/12/2012 by Nonegiven (2 reviews written)
Well I decided to buy a 1991 Eunos, the plan was to sell it after a few months and get something quicker. Although I found the handling great it did lack performance. I took the air box out and fitted a k&n induction kit, performance exhaust, de-cat pipe, chasis bar plus much more. The car now sounds and goes like it should. I am going to keep it and fit a turbo kit. Best car I have had and the oldest car too. Very addictive once you upgrade a few basic things and well worth every cent. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2012 by jacaslan (2 reviews written)
The MX5 is without a doubt one of the best looking, most affordable, and cheap to run runabouts! Had mine for over 7 years and I fall in love with it every time I get into it....still. If only I can find a partner (a female one that is) that is as reliable and cheap to run....heehee (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2012 by IanfromDorset (1 review written)
I have owned my 20 year old MK1 Eunos for 5 years and in that time it has never let me down and gone through 4 MOT's without requiring any work! What more can one say about its reliability! It originally came with an unlined hardtop which used to drip condensation on my head during the winter. I sold the hard top and used the money to buy a mohair soft top with a heated rear screen. This is marvellous, completely dry and gives me the option to drop the hood even in the depth of winter. I... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2012
I have just turned 60 and have had 3 MGB,s in my youth but having always admired the look of the Mx5 I finally bought one for a grand and drove it back from Cornwall to the West Midlands and had a smile on my face all the way. They are just such a unadulterated pleasure to drive, go like clockwork, handle a dream once you have mastered throwing them around the corners and so so cheap to insure under Classic insurance. The Eunos has extras over the UK model and I would have no hesitation in... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2012
I have a 1994 Laguna Blue Eunos MX5 Mk1s with Torsen LSD and all the underbody stabiliser bars. I have fitted a Mohair hood with heated GRW along with a set of Mazda 12 spoke alloys with Yokohama A drive tyres.The main improvement though, has been binning the Bilstein, hard as a rock suspension and fitting Gaz gold pros, fully adjustable for height and ride comfort along with a 4 wheel alignment,brilliant.Although I am really old (64) I still enjoy every single drive in Maz and even manage... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2012 by rmoroz (1 review written)
I have been looking at two seaters for some time now, had mainly been attracted to the MG BGT only because I knew someone that had a black one with a reg plate of '666'. But seem to remember he spent more time under it than in it. Then a friend of mine told me about the MX5 MK1, told me get an Eunos as they come with extras. After a few months looking at some sheds on ebay I drove past a garage and there was a little black one sitting in the forecourt with a price tag of £990. Not being of... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2011 by lightning (20 reviews written)
Our MX5 was the 1.8iS which had a 6 speed gearbox and all the "toys" I can't complain about it for what it is, a modern take on the classic sports car like the Lotus Elan/MGB etc. Ours was green with a black interior and it was a bit dark. I'd go for a brighter colour, or maybe the tan interior to brighten it up a bit. The 6 speed gearbox was awful on ours but I think it was a dud and a one-off as nobody else seems to have had any problems. You don't really need a 6-speed box in an MX5... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2011
Just brought a MX5 Jap inport last weekend. Wow it was raining on the way home (August... makes sense) and at first I thought it was broken as the back end was sliding around all over the place, awesome fun. Not quite such a handful in the dry but with a heavy right foot in second around a roundabout the back end can be made to slide out. I got mine off ebay for £677, which is probably the best deal I have ever had. When I picked it up the owner hadn't renewed the tax for next month so he... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2010
I bought my Eunos from BF Imports of Oldham 2 years ago and have never looked back. I was attracted by the the automatic option and simply stated I wanted something that was mechanically perfect, rust free and ready to go. Since then I have used Autolink (UK)Ltd of Upper Swanmore for the odd bit including a spoiler and have been delighted with their professional advice and return post responses. For trim bits I have used Woolies of Market Deeping and have been equally impressed. ... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2010
Am thinking of buying this silver Eunos Roadster. Looks lovely, but how do i know its not a dodgy import...!!????
It is from Japan, I know, but I have heard that there are a lot of dodgy imports about.
Also the price, its done 73K and asking price is 1200K.
Should I??? (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2010 by Greying teen (1 review written)
I've just purchased my first Mazda Eunos Roadster!!! Still jumping! After a divorce and turning 45 i finally bought myself a little sports car. Its a silver import, spotless and it only cost me £1,695. Absolutely thrilled to bits with it. Drives like a new car. Dont think about it, BUY ONE! The interior is superb and the finish is like german quality. The engine is smooth and very responsive. It handles like a roadster should with rear wheel drive like cars should be! If i can think of any... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010 by garrie latter (1 review written)
Iv just bought my first mx5 one week ago with the idea of driving to spain in it for a three week holidayand we cant wait,even thro iv only had her a week she drives great for a 19 year old car and im sure she wont let us down.She still feels tight to drive and starts first time i cant find any faults at all what a great little car, im looking forward to driving the 4000 mile round trip in her with the top down and a smile on my face. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2010
Being 50+ a Focus Estate owner etc. etc. toyed with the idea of how to satisfy my "mid life crisi". So a mariner blue Eunos Roadster Manual along with a hardtop to match - came along and boy did it 'fill the void'. 90k miles, service history, well looked after, imported 2003 and at £2k seemed a reasonable deal. Absolute joy to drive and in excellent condition (imports seem to rust less? perhaps they haven't had to survive so much road salt as the UK ones?). Insurance was sorted - after a... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2010
I have owned 4 mx5 the one i have now is gleneagles edition which is very nice with champain leather interior wallnut concul 1.8 engine lovely car but i do prefer eunos especially the ltd edition models.i never had any problems with any of them the engine is bullit proof just keeps going,i so look foreward to sunny days with the hood down country lanes or seaside promenades.it all ways makes people look,and you feel good i will own one as long as i have my driving licence im 72 and it makes... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2010 by johncaz10 (1 review written)
Sadly we sold our 98 MX5 to fund a year in Spain, Now back in our blighted Island with its career minded expense driven F.U.J Politicians, we want another MX. We are looking for an early Eunos "V" as we want the higher trim spec.
Our 98 was a great little car cheap to run with MPG in the high 30s, rear calipers renewed and minor welding to the seat belt moutings, oddly quieter with the top down with the top up it was very warm inside on a sumnny days. Has anyone got a view on what we should... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2010
My wife and I had toyed with the idea of a roadster and, quite by accident, saw a shiny black Eunos Tokyo Limited for sale on a road where I turned around. She said "I want that one!" I could see why--creme custom interior covered the interior, barely a piece of black plastic to be seen. Rather high mileage at 180,000 km, but a check over found nothing amiss and a good, strong engine. This car had been well maintained. Riding on Avon Z3Vs, which were surprisingly good, these have been... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2009
Had my v-spec import just over a year now it`s my main car, apart from a couple of rear calipers (car at time of purchase was 13 years old and 39,000miles the calipers can get stuck on little used cars and new rear shocks. complete reliabilty. The fun factor never goes away, PAS and AC are nice to have. The car is so easy to drive nice shift, and very good brake feel
Would recomend as a first RWD car. the feel for what the car is doing is awesome. Can be played with without thinking it is... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2009 by MXlover (1 review written)
Have been waiting for the right Eunos to come along and boy was it worth it. Red 1990 1.6 with 75k miles rock solid and drives superbly. haven't had so much fun in years. Being a 1,6 you have to work it that bit more but I think that makes it all the more fun. Willing engine, nice shift, comfy seats and can't wait for the better weather to arrive and get the soft top down. Never mind what the wife may say buy one as soon as you can (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2009
Impulse buy, saw it, had to have it, mid-life crisis or not, our Eunos import is the business. She has 108k on the clock but goes like a dream. The drive and handling are second to none, but with those pop-up lights and alloys she is a real head turner. If you are thinking of one of these, think no more...buy it. Ours sits waiting for the weekend, just like me. Looking for faults is futile with my rose-tinted glasses on because I just love the car. I checked out reviews before buying, and... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2009
just got my Red eunos roadster last weekend stunning little car faultless im so pleased with it. if you want a fun good looking car buy one of these (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2009
have had the mazda mx-5 car for only a few months and have had some great fun with it. the 1.6 litre engine is nippy enough for town and the handling is crisp enough for the country roads, which is where this car comes into its own. good points - cheap to buy and parts widely available although apart from service parts i do not envisage needing many repairs. the steering is precise and for its year, it is well appointed with electric windows, central locking, A/C, disc brakes all round... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009 by PaullC (1 review written)
I havn't stopped smiling since I bought the little eunos!! Starts every time is nippy, sounds great and everything works on a 19 year old car!! (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2009
The Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster is the best car for its price (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2009 by Seed2Clone (1 review written)
I own a Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster and have found them to be ideal.
Although i am in the process of doing my car up it is the first time i have attempted to fix any of my vechicles i have owned.
For me the most pleasure i get from this car is the freedom of been both inside and outside the car.
So thumbs up to the roadster it's in a league of it's own.
Feel the freedom,Feel the breeze (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2009
Mazda MX-5 is an excellent 'British' sports car! It might as well be british as it has the charactor of a TVR.... I have a BMW as a standard car and the Mazda Eunos Roadster 1993 in British Racing green as a fun car-its fantastic! (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2009
The Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster is a great car, great fun mine is a japanese import with lots of added extras, has bigger wheels and a sporty body kit handles fantastic. but the bets bit about teh import is all teh lil added extras i have got for free. lowered sports suspension front and rear strut braces pipercross airfilter 6 disc cd change sport brakes pads and discs. car is so reliable not had a problem. only issue i had was with teh headlight and taht was a nut came loose and light would... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009
Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster is brilliant fun, handles like a scaletrix car, so easy to work on, nippy of the line(traffic lights) and brilliant with the top down. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2009
I just wanted to say thank you to all you guys who have put your reviews online. I have enjoyed reading them. I have been toying with the idea of buying a Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster for years now so all the info I can get is welcome.
If I finally take the plunge and splash out with my hard earned cash to buy a MX5 then I shall come back and tell you all about it. (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009 by bozlen (1 review written)
Our MX5 ("Daisy") is our fun car, and the biggest good point is that, for us, she starts every time no problems even after periods of temporary neglect. She is UTTERLY reliable. It's hard to think about bad points, as we love this car, my only minor gripe is the soft top on our car isn't 100% waterproof so needs sporadic TLC. Great fun, extremely nippy We have recently decided we will never sell her and she's still powering on aged 18 and at has done 160, 000 km (I haven't a aclue waht... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2009 by kennymx5 (1 review written)
Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster is a very reliable car, great interior, fantastic handling, great performance and worth it's value up it's years, has everything you need for good comfortable drive in what I would say to be the best roadstar ever made. Japanese imports even better. Very fun car to drive no doubt. Only bought this car and I have had so much fun in it. Wouldn't change it for the world. It has everything you need and plus I have got a diff in mine so I'm loving it at the minute. A... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009 by paulie mx (1 review written)
i felt a million dollars when i purchased mine and love every minute in her and very proud during the summer with the roof down.and now 5 years on that feeling still hasnt gone,how bads that for a 20 year old car, anyone thinking about getting one of these babies get out there and do it . Mines a 1989Mazda MX-5 eunos roadster ,auto and love the pop up lights. very reliable all round have owned mine 5 years and only replaced brakes and tyres,what more can i ask for ? (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008 by 1979gavin (1 review written)
This is a nice car, but not as good as I was led to believe before buying one. Overall I was not happy because everything I have read was positive and stated that the car drove like a modern car with the character of a classic sports car. With all the road noise, wind noise and harsh ride it ' s only a classic sports car, with more reliability. Reliability....again it ' s a good car but not as bomb proof as enthusiastic owners would have you believe. Window regulators are a very common... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2008 by marco999 (27 reviews written)
Watching an old film one Sunday afternoon whilst wallowing on the sofa with a can of beer propped up on my pot belly I watched enviously as the handsome hero drove around a swinging 60's London in his open topped MG roadster, hair flowing and shirt open to the waist, both his medallion and his teeth shining in the sun. Another beer or two later I was doing what any normal middle aged bloke would do after this and sat huddled over the PC checking out classic car websites in the vain hope of... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2008
I like thmy Mazda MX-5 Eunos. Front end is very sprightly on mine and smooth controlled inputs are the way to go if you really want to be on it! This car makes you want to be a better driver to exploit it properly, somewhere in the back of my mind is the feeling that if I don € t know the car fully yet then what surprises are lurking further up the handling scale. So far for me it € s all been good but definitely respects the back end and keeps the front to rear attitude level in bends... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008 by unholy (1 review written)
This is like a dream come true. I've always wanted one since I was 18 and now I've finally got it. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2008 by Monic10 (1 review written)
You would have to be dead not to get a real high when driving it on a sunny day with the roof down - It is so snappy it just wizzes along. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2008 by rmderby (1 review written)
Ive only had road bikes for the past 14 years so this is my first car in that time. It € s a real blast I love it. it handles like a dream. I was lucky enough to pick up a 1.8 rs special edition in evolution orange as an import at an auction and it is a great little car, lots of fun, and I can see my self keeping it for quite some time. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2008 by whmaddison (1 review written)
I bought my Mazda Eunos Roadster last year for £1700, this as got to the best car I've had. I've had the jokes, but until these people realise how good these cars are, the jokes will fade. I love it! (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008
Fantastic fun, not the fastest in the world but has the ability to make you smile on every corner, only had mine 4 weeks but I love it all ready, it may be old 1992 but it would take a team and a half to drag it away from me, get one they are amazing. Just very very good. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008 by wayne freeman (1 review written)
I love driving these little cars they handle well cheap to insure and run. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2007 by Rich McCaw (1 review written)
I have found parts for my Mazda MX-5 Eunos easy to source, servicing is cheap and you can get very good rates on insurance. Firm ride, wind in your hair summer or winter. The wife hates it! A good all round car that hopefully will last for a few more years to come and become a classic in the way MGBGT and Spitfires are. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2007 by zenben (3 reviews written)
After owning a Mazda MX5 I know I will always be an owner. But I will always need a second car. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2007 by rowenaowen (1 review written)
Bought first Mazda MX-5 when I was 22 which was fabulous, it was a 1993 1.6 Eunos imported from Japan and cost of £6000 which is expensive but the going price. The engine for its year was superb, the extras suitable and the look (stardust) silver just perfect. As a young woman the car is a dream, its sexy, affordable, reliable, and not expensive to run and parts also not overly high in cost.
My second Mazda at 26 was a 1999 Mx-5 1.6 this time Spanish plate standard European model. Not... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2006 by rubblegum (13 reviews written)
Fun Fun Fun. I had my Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster for 6 months in the mountains of New Zealand and it was a great little car. Don't know how it would be in a damp European climate unless it had the hard top fitted. Only worry is ultra low profile in bad weather, hidden in spray the truckers can't see you. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2006 by zipmandelta (1 review written)
Talking about the latest MX5, best sport car around, there are faster sport cars around, but this car is like driving the old Mini Coopers of the sixties. Great round country bend's.
Very nippy feel the road type of drive.
Forget the luxury cars, who wants to drive an armchair with the hood down, Get one and have fun fun fun. (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2006 by clarkyboy03 (1 review written)
I have had my Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster for 3 years now and I never want to sell it. It's a mk1 1.8is the performance is not amazing it's the handling that brings the car to life. On the hot days with the roof down pushing it hard into the corners and it going around them like it is on rails you will never want 2 get out of it, with it being Japanese it should last forever. So you won't need to get out of it. I feel for the money you will pay on a used one you could not have more fun, true... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2005 by kramwg (1 review written)
The Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster looks like so many English sports cars all rolled in to one. The e-type bonnet bulge to the lotus style pop up lights. A true sports car in every sense of the word.
Not hugely powerful, but very precise handling and the ability to make you grin on a regular basis I really find it hard to fault this little legend.
The fact that its design has changed very little since its release is testimony to its, in my opinion, unrivalled existance.
It gets on with... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2005 by jecroft (2 reviews written)
I had owned a gorgeous chrome bumpered MGB GT for 20 years, until I went for a test drive in a Mark 2 Mazda MX-5 in 1999 and realised how dated my lovely old MG was.
I'm now on my second Mazda MX-5 (a Garnet red 2003 'Montana'). The Mazda is a fantastic little car. I get 35 - 40 mpg, insurance is very reasonable, and if I remember to swap the front and rear tyres around after about 11,000 miles, the tyres will last 25,000 miles, which - on Shropshire roads - is amazing! Michelin 'Pilot'... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2005 by milesdavis (1 review written)
I have owned an Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster now for four years (I've had two) I have had the R-limited edition Eunos, now for three years. It is black, with immaculate burgundy interior, with a red hood and lots of atermarket additions including BBS multis and chromed everything. This used to be a track car in Japan and it has a piggy-back ECQ mod too. I am not being biased when I say it is probably the best MX5 I've ever seen - that's why I bought it. These cars are classics - with responsive... (read more)
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