Great for summer, poor for winter
Clutch replacement needed at 66000 miles.
Leaky seal on differential led to loss of gear box oil and consequent damage to gearbox, requiring new gearbox (actually got a reconditioned one) at 66000 miles.
Number plate holder fell off at 60000 miles.
Reverse gear always been a problem even after new gearbox, takes numerous attempts to get it into gear.
Everything about this car is classy and fun, but one major bugbear is that it won't move in even the slightest bit of snow and slush. Whilst every other car on the road seems to negotiate the slightly slushy and icy roads with no effort, the MX5 just refuses to budge. Mine has been abandoned on the side of the road for over 2 days unwilling to move. Tyres by the way are just under 6 months old and were good quality, so can't blame them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st December, 2009