Mx5 purchase help.

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Road2Ruin

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3,410 posts

164 months

Tuesday
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I am thinking of treating myself to an mx5. I have around 15k to spend, but no idea of models or levels of spec. What should I be looking for?
I know there are two engines on the new model, a 1.5 and 2.0. Is the 1.5 any good?

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stickleback123

5,266 posts

137 months

Tuesday
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Plenty of buyers guides out there, and to decide between the engines I'd go and drive them and see how each suits your needs. Pre 2019 MY the 1.5 revs better but is obviously less powerful, for the 19MY the 2.0 got more power and revs higher.

They depreciate slowly, so consider getting a brand new one with the discounts and finance contributions available it makes a 12-18 month old one pointless. You can get a £2k deposit contribution on PCP then clear the lot a month or two later. Spec levels are all on the Mazda website for current models and have been much the same since launch.

Personally I think the SE-L Nav 1.5 with a couple of grand off list is fantastic value. They look great in the zero cost white too, and I usually dislike white cars.

Road2Ruin

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3,410 posts

164 months

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Great idea, I will certainly look into that..
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WelshRich

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5 months

Tuesday
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It might also be worth considering a 124 Spider - Basically the same car as the MX5 under the skin but with a 1.4 litre turbocharged engine.

stickleback123

5,266 posts

137 months

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WelshRich said:
turbocharged engine.
Yeuch yuck


hehe

Joking aside it's a good shout. Depending on how you plan to use the car the turbocharged power delivery may suit you better.

john7

248 posts

164 months

Yesterday (17:52)
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Wife had a MK3 1.8, two years ago purchased a MK4 1.5. The MK 4 is a quicker all round better car. It’s more like a ‘sports car’. Also has a pleasant exhaust note. Not the quickest car but rev it and it will pull.