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★★★★★

“Shocked and stunned”

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 Full Review

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“7 years and still going strong”

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 Full Review

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Chedd56's Response to jacaslan's Review

Written on: 13/06/2013

Hi , who do you get your classic ins through ? ta in advance

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“Ultra Reliable”

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 have… Read Full Review

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“SUPER MK 1 EUNOS”

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 Full Review

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“Maz is just the best for a Geriatric racer”

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 to… Read Full Review

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“JUST GO AND BUY ONE”

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 Full Review

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Guest's Response to rmoroz's Review

Written on: 03/05/2012

I'M SOLD AND READING YOUR REVIEW JUST REINFORCES MY DESIRE TO GO OUT AND BUY ONE.

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★★★★☆

“Great if you want a Classic Sports Car without the faults”

Written on: 23/08/2011 by lightning (21 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 Full Review

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Guest's Response to lightning's Review

Written on: 29/08/2011

But the BMW is excepetionally ugly, whereas the exterior of the Mazda, at least the early models, particularly those with the pop up headlights, is actually quite elegant an unfussy by comparison. The early Mazda is a much underrated car which will become collectable get one now before the prices go up!

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“MX5 Mk1 1600”

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 Full Review

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“I bought my Eunos from BF Imports of Oldham 2 years...”

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. Incidently… Read Full Review

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“Am thinking of buying this silver Eunos Roadster....”

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 Full Review

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Vanquishman's Comment

Written on: 21/08/2012

My god, what is wrong with you? Buy it! I brought an x reg 1.8 mk2, and have just brought an early mk1 eunos 1.6 for my wife to be, now i can get my mk2 back! Fantastic little drivers cars. As much fun as driving a brand Aston Martin Virage. This is true. I've driven both. And for a little roadster to provide as much of a smile as the dream Aston, well, how could you not want one?

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“I've just purchased my first Mazda Eunos Roadster!!!...”

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 Full Review

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“Iv just bought my first mx5 one week ago with the idea...”

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 Full Review

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“Being 50+ a Focus Estate owner etc. etc. toyed with...”

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 silly… Read Full Review

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Fisheswilllaugh's Comment

Written on: 24/06/2010

Love it - "wheres SHE going to sit!". I am currently borrowing my borther's Eunos Roadster for the week, while he takes my boring Citroen people carrier to Glastonbury. I'm in heaven. Took my two-year-old out in it for a trip to the library. He refused to leave the car when we got there, and practically had to force him out when we got back home. Oh, the joy of this car! Love it love it love it! Such simple pleasure to be had from driving it. Not sure how I'm going to give it back next week...

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★★★★★

“I have owned 4 mx5 the one i have now is gleneagles...”

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 me… Read Full Review

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“Sadly we sold our 98 MX5 to fund a year in Spain, Now...”

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 be… Read Full Review

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Robgreenwood1980's Response to johncaz10's Review

Written on: 16/04/2010

Hi there, I bought a 1991 Eunos V Spec (racing green, tan leather) off Ebay back in Oct 08. I got it for £1100, I know it was a bit of a bargain though, as the owner had 3 other mx5's and was selling her oldest. Should have been around £1500. It had 135km on the clock (84k miles) good condition. I would probably say prices will start to go up as summer is approaching. But yeah, avoid dealships, they were asking for over 2k for a similar specced MX5. Just hunt around, there's plenty out there..

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Johncaz10's Response to johncaz10's Review

Written on: 08/06/2010

Yeah you are right, dealers are taking advantage of our needs to have a smile on the face when we go for a drive. We have seen 91/2/3 eunos for £4500 madness or theft or both. I wont pay over the odds and reckon up to between £1200 to 1600 is a verty fair price for a good one

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“My wife and I had toyed with the idea of a roadster...”

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 replaced… Read Full Review

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“Had my v-spec import just over a year now it`s my main...”

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 going… Read Full Review

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“Have been waiting for the right Eunos to come along...”

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 Full Review

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“Impulse buy, saw it, had to have it, mid-life crisis...”

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 it`s… Read Full Review

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“just got my Red eunos roadster last weekend stunning...”

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 Full Review

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