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Postby Morris » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:21 pm

Snap, Roy! Hope your next vehicle causes less stress...
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Postby royjess » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:35 am

Thanks Number1 and Morris

I think the car did well considering it was nearly 30 years old and has been very reliable and cheap to run, most of the repairs I did myself. The only thing that let the car down was the body work and that's probably because I left that part in the hands of car repair shops and you never know if they take short cuts. I have had the underside checked every 3 years, any rust treated and underseal, the inside of the panels were supposed to be sprayed with waxoyl. The body work on the car went downhill very quickly after the last company touched it.

We are looking into getting a wheelchair accessible car, we can either purchase these 2nd hand or lease them on the mobility scheme. The cost of either is not much difference, so it seems that leasing may be the way to go, which means we don't own the car, but are not responsible for any repairs or servicing (except for any damage caused by misuse). It will be a brand new vehicle that we lease for 5years where after we apply for another new one. So leasing seems to be a no brainer.
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Postby Mark » Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:12 pm

Hi Roy, it’s a real shame that she has bitten the dust. Hopefully you can sell it for spares or repair and get a bit more than the scrap value.
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Postby royjess » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:44 am

We are going to miss the car, I'm hoping to put her up on the MX5 facebook page for spares or repairs
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Postby royjess » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:38 pm

I had a look on Facebook to see what MX5's MOT failure's were being sold for, it look like you couldn't give them away. I got a quote for the price of scrap but I decided to put the car on eBay auction. I also put the separately hard top on eBay. Both the car and the hard top sold for more than what I could ever imagine.

This was the last time I saw our car, which went last month

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The car was bought by a guy that deals with Mazda's, he restores them or breaks them down for part. He was planning to restore the car for himself subject to how extensive the rust was. I've recently learnt that he is now breaking the car for parts.

I can also reveal that we took deliver of our new car today

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby Mark » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:41 pm

The new car looks a lot more practical, but a lot less fun! Glad you didn’t have to wait too long for it!
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Postby royjess » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:43 am

Thanks Mark.
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