What you put in, you'll get back ten fold
Members and searchers please be aware that some of our 'how to' guides do not currently show the intended help photos. This is because photobucket wants to charge a monthly amount for us to view our own pics. The photos are currently being replaced. If you need one of our guides and it is missing pics please let one of the Admin team know and we will make that one a priority for you.

Deal or no deal?

Old posts and threads live here for Mx/Roadster chat and banter, please feel free to have a nosey
User avatar
Just Run In
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:25 pm

Deal or no deal?

Postby Stevo » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:25 pm

It`s no secret I love MK1`s ....I just couldn`t find a good one so bought a Mk2.5.
Here`s the thing, fella has just asked me to do a straight swap!
Mk1 Merlot, 2 owners 45K UK 1996. Excellent condition, no history ( got lost in the floods in Workington)
New wheels and tyres, good leather interior and new roof.
Mine has FMSH, excellent roof and leather interior, new coil overs and heated leather seats, steering wheel etc etc....tempted but I`m no mechanical genius. He says the cam belt has been inspected and does not need replacing. I thought it should be replaced just because of the cars age.
This Merlot is a cracker and he values it at 3K. At the end of the day any car is worth only worth what someone is prepared to pay.
Any thoughts on this dudes?
I`d keep the Mazda Satin style bars and hardtop...may even swop my Rotas over if I do the deal?
Last edited by Stevo on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 6618
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Medway towns, Kent

Re: Deal or no deal?

Postby flea » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:38 pm

Flea say's
Follow your heart it's only money. What ever makes you happy is the right way to go.
But take as many nice bits off the one your gonna swop if that's what you do ;)

I have been known to be wrong as you probably already know :whistle:
Eunos 1.6 special 1989 with a few added extras
Eunos 1991 1.6
Eunos 1990 1.6 project
Mk2 1999 1.8
User avatar
Mazda Mender
Site Admin
Posts: 12346
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Location: Pie land,North west

Re: Deal or no deal?

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:53 am

No history, and the cam belt looks ok?hhmmm, i would have a very deep check around that Mx, and if it is ok. personally i would swap the 2.5 and get some cash off him.
1) because of the differance and 2) so you can start history and have a full on service done, because it does sound like it needs it.
But if the paper work is a bit dodgy, how do you know the miles are correct? do some searching on her ,for any crashes etc before parting with any cash, remember he wants to sell the motor so any story will do?
The Disclaimer:-
This post is a natural product made from recycled electrons. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects, the articles/answers/comments are provided for information purposes and they are not intended to substitute informed professional advice, I or mazdamenders.net cannot personally be hold responsible for any damage occurred from following this procedure or any injuries from it. Proceed at your own risk.

Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
The Captain
Turbo Charged
Posts: 2383
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:53 pm

Re: Deal or no deal?

Postby The Captain » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:23 am

Personally I wouldn't do the swap mate. Even that low mileage doesn't really make it worth 3K. I would hang on and find another one then sell your 2.5 privately, taking all the extras off it as they will not increase the value at all.
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:48 pm

Re: Deal or no deal?

Postby alan » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:36 pm

How come the history was flooded out snd not the car ! I would not go for it given the floods etc and no history there are lots of nice mk1 out there but if it were me I would keep the 2.5
Alan :whistle:
1990 Silver MK1 1600 SOLD
You have the right to remain silent Anything you say will be misquoted then used against you
User avatar
Serial Poster
Posts: 388
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:13 pm
Location: Bolton, Lancs.

Re: Deal or no deal?

Postby Badknee » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:44 pm

If it looks dodgy it probably is dodgy.
Paul & Angela.
'93 1.8 in Super Silver
Fully blinged up (thanks M-m)
Lowered into the weeds hung on Gaz Gold Pro's.
User avatar
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:40 am

Re: Deal or no deal?

Postby jimbobsquarepants » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:59 pm

Buy both!

They are so different, I would suggest driving the Mk1 first, Mine goes all over the UK but I wish the long haul work stuff was in the Mk2! The Mk1 is great a great go-kart for local runs etc but the Mk2 is more of a GT....
Norfolk Fives - Great Cars - Great Friends - Great fun

Check out the Norfolk Fives web portal at: www.norfolkfives.co.uk

Return to “ARCHIVE:- Mx/Roadster Chat and banter”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest