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Can this replace the M?

Post by chrisp_1 » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:19

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... ars-SSA008


Maybe I'm asking to be slated but whats everyone think of this?

It's arguably the best early limited edition MkIII MX5 available and only 12000 miles - I'm tempted to offer him 6500 even though I know I shouldn't :lol: (not worth much more than that is it?)

Go on,... Hit me up, opinions please :colourful:

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:26

Hairdressers car.

M cars are not replaceable, did you have to ask?
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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:26

Seriously I like mx5 cars. Go for it. 8-)
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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by TitanTim » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:27

I don't understand why you would go for that when for similar money you could get a 2.0 2.5 or 3.0 Z4 :? which will be miles better for build etc. For me personally when I looked at a 2.0 MX5 Sport Tech Coupe, it felt cheap and tiny so went for the E89 :lol:

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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by swamper » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:28

i like them...but its not for me
the badness makes me do it...!

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:29

TitanTim wrote:I don't understand why you would go for that when for similar money you could get a 2.0 2.5 or 3.0 Z4 :? which will be miles better for build etc. For me personally when I looked at a 2.0 MX5 Sport Tech Coupe, it felt cheap and tiny so went for the E89 :lol:

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:30

swamper wrote:i like them...but its not for me
It would suit you Wayne.

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Post by swamper » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:37

Badman gee wrote:
swamper wrote:i like them...but its not for me
It would suit you Wayne.

But you have no hair to cut!
there a great little car...never driven one but have heard good reports....but just no class in them
the badness makes me do it...!

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:38

swamper wrote:
Badman gee wrote:
swamper wrote:i like them...but its not for me
It would suit you Wayne.

But you have no hair to cut!
there a great little car...never driven one but have heard good reports....but just no class in them
They are good mate, I've considered them before.
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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by TitanTim » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:39

Badman gee wrote:
TitanTim wrote:I don't understand why you would go for that when for similar money you could get a 2.0 2.5 or 3.0 Z4 :? which will be miles better for build etc. For me personally when I looked at a 2.0 MX5 Sport Tech Coupe, it felt cheap and tiny so went for the E89 :lol:

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They get top reviews Tim.

Many say they are the best convertable drive!
So does my Philips Sonicare Toothbrush :lol:

They handle OK, engine is breathless and needs revving its nuts off, interior is pretty placky and the boot is poor even against the Z3, sills and wings rust.

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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by Robert T » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:41

My dad has one on a 58 plate and likes it. My mum prefers my zed, but given the choice of roadster versus saloon/coupe, she'll go for a ride in either of the roadsters. :D

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Post by Robert T » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:42

TitanTim wrote:They handle OK, engine is breathless and needs revving its nuts off, interior is pretty placky and the boot is poor even against the Z3, sills and wings rust.
Is that the MX-5 or the E39, Tim? :twisted:

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Post by Rafolian » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:45

I had a '95 1.8 mark one mx5 a couple of years ago for about a year. Great wee car and fun to drive, but rust was starting to become an issue (rear arches and rear of sills). Good value for money but not in the same league as a Z3. With the Z3 you get much more for similar money and much better build quality and feels much more substantial, a better choice of engines and just as much fun. A no brainer really!

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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by TitanTim » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:47

Robert T wrote:
TitanTim wrote:They handle OK, engine is breathless and needs revving its nuts off, interior is pretty placky and the boot is poor even against the Z3, sills and wings rust.
Is that the MX-5 or the E39, Tim? :twisted:

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:48

Robert T wrote:
TitanTim wrote:They handle OK, engine is breathless and needs revving its nuts off, interior is pretty placky and the boot is poor even against the Z3, sills and wings rust.
Is that the MX-5 or the E39, Tim? :twisted:

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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:49

Tim you don't use the z4 either. My m does more miles and that's saying something!
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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by TitanTim » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:50

Badman gee wrote:
Robert T wrote:
TitanTim wrote:They handle OK, engine is breathless and needs revving its nuts off, interior is pretty placky and the boot is poor even against the Z3, sills and wings rust.
Is that the MX-5 or the E39, Tim? :twisted:

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 21:52

So does mine Tim, but I've started wearing pj's now!
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Post by chrisp_1 » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 22:04

:lol: I was just having a read on Auto Trader for 20 mins and I come back to a thread full of banter,... what did I expect :roll:

Badman is right, they get top reviews and are considered a good car, I have owned the same model previously and that probably the best reason not to go back, especially when so many M's around to spend my insurance settlement :D

That said, a few other good points were made, engines are breathless true, traction control kicks in on every roundabout [annoying], plastics are poor, wheels corrode like hell,... do MKIII's rust aswell?. .

That said I still like them and 12k miles on Ltd edition car :head: :? If I can get it for £6.5 - £6.75k then it looks a reasonable proposition for a month or two?

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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by S10OTY » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 22:13

Very good handling cars! had a track day in one at silverstone! but not as much fun as the Z

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 22:42

chrisp_1 wrote::lol: I was just having a read on Auto Trader for 20 mins and I come back to a thread full of banter,... what did I expect :roll:

Badman is right, they get top reviews and are considered a good car, I have owned the same model previously and that probably the best reason not to go back, especially when so many M's around to spend my insurance settlement :D

That said, a few other good points were made, engines are breathless true, traction control kicks in on every roundabout [annoying], plastics are poor, wheels corrode like hell,... do MKIII's rust aswell?. .

That said I still like them and 12k miles on Ltd edition car :head: :? If I can get it for £6.5 - £6.75k then it looks a reasonable proposition for a month or two?
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Post by Z3cade » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 23:16

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Post by Pierrick » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 23:30

I like MX5's... but for the money I rather prefer to have a Z... 2.8 or 3.0l!!!

No doubdt about that!

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 15 Apr, 2013 23:37

Z3cade wrote:Buy another //M power :twisted:
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 00:02

To answer the OP's question...... yes

but so would a push bike :twisted:
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Post by TaffZee » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 05:42

NO, how could it? You cant even mention them both under the same breath....Miles appart.
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Post by Southernboy » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 07:54

No, no and no....they're OK for girl students, high heeled boys, and wannabe's who can't tell the difference between cheap and quality. I'd rather drive a Honda first, (with a wig and dark glasses)... :nerd:
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Post by Gazza » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 10:00

I don't think an MX5 could replace the ///M

The ///M is extremely good value for money, bang for buck it's hard to beat, maybe a Caterham style or similar bike powered car ?

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 05/1186264

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 12:49

Jonttt wrote: yes ,...

but so would a push bike :twisted:
:lol: Ha ha good point.

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 12:50

Z3cade wrote:Buy another //M power :twisted:
I must admit there are some seriously good deals on M-Roadsters ATM - I was perusing last night :pc

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 12:53

Southernboy wrote:No, no and no....they're OK for girl students, high heeled boys, and wannabe's who can't tell the difference between cheap and quality. I'd rather drive a Honda first, (with a wig and dark glasses)... :nerd:
Haha,.. so I guess I will be labelled a wannabe if I buy it :shrug

Truth is I'd love a 911 but the finances wouldn't :x

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 12:56

Gazza wrote:I don't think an MX5 could replace the ///M

The ///M is extremely good value for money, bang for buck it's hard to beat, maybe a Caterham style or similar bike powered car ?

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 05/1186264

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... in/1091376

Those bike powered cars are :shock: Can't see the golf clubs in either of those TBH and I don't want to keep the Modus, it's going when I get a replacement.

Agree with the VFM of //M's though buddy - I'm just trying to arrange to view one that's reasonably pretty local (here we go again)

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Post by Southernboy » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 13:00

I like the new tag "M-Killer"... :roflmao:
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Post by eyerisk » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 13:20

As a recent owner of a z (not M but 2.8) I feel qualified to add comment.

I test drove before picking the Z another few equivalents all similar age and spec as I had no idea what I wanted at the time........including

MX5, MR2, MGF and even a Smart Roadster (which was awful)......

The Z by far was not the most responsive or indeed most refined and actually the most expensive of the bunch, buts it 'look' outshone the others........and even now when I pass a decent MX5 I still think they are lacking in the looks department. Which lets be honest when you look at the time and effort people on this forum put into their roadsters is what its all about !!!

Keep the Z.......or at least if you do get rid, can I have your turret covers and internal panels........Ha Ha :)

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 19:12

Speak to 'co-part', mine was written off 2 weeks ago and they are the receivers. :cry:

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Post by John1950 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 20:08

chrisp_1 wrote:http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... ars-SSA008


Maybe I'm asking to be slated but whats everyone think of this?

It's arguably the best early limited edition MkIII MX5 available and only 12000 miles - I'm tempted to offer him 6500 even though I know I shouldn't :lol: (not worth much more than that is it?)

Go on,... Hit me up, opinions please :colourful:
I'm sure you'd really prefer this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-3-0i-R ... 35c5bfed1d

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 20:46

cheers for the suggestion John, not for me but a great idea for a new thread :idea:

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Re: Can this replace the M?

Post by TitanTim » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 21:32

chrisp_1 wrote:cheers for the suggestion John, not for me but a great idea for a new thread :idea:
I would go for the little Mazda as I'm unsure a Zed is really for you :wink:

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Post by chrisp_1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 21:43

I definitely can't see past the //M badge on either Z3 or Z4.

Not getting another //M is the hardest pill I'm trying very hard to swallow. Faced with being single and living back at Dads (homeless) and jobless in my home town I know its wiser to spend a little less on fuel etc ATM.

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Post by Vic-Z3 » Mon 22 Apr, 2013 21:04

I would rather a Honda S2000 over an MX5 .................... 8-)
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Post by Badman gee » Mon 22 Apr, 2013 21:15

Nothing can replace an m
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Post by Vic-Z3 » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 21:25

Oh I don't know ................................. 'M'
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Post by chrisp_1 » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 11:34

I've been trying hard not to go and take a look at this, anyone else been to see it, does Ian live on here?

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 98/1140520

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Post by Z3cade » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 12:36

Do it.. That's low milage

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Post by chrisp_1 » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 13:54

My insurance payout and shed-clearance have given me the £££'s to make him a reasonable offer, provided there are no VANOS, boot-weld, suspension or rust issues with the car.

I have noticed that M prices are LOW at the moment, unlike MX5's and 3-series convertibles which are priced sky high ATM as far as I can see. It must be because it's such a niche market and the fact there are a fair few M's advertised for sale ATM compared to normal.

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