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Cheap 2 seater - MX5, Z3 or MG?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Totality, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. Totality

    Mobster

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    Location: NZ

    As much as I would love a Z4 I simply can't afford to buy one as a fun car for weekends! I have a bike and company car, but fancy a fun 2 seater sports car. Budget is around £5K so S2000 and Z4s are off the list (as much as I want one!). I'm thinking of selling the bike and just buying a fun car instead.

    What 2-seater sports cars do people recommend for blokes or are they all considered girlie/hair dresser cars?!
     
  2. bledd

    Don

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    A Z3 would still have Bmw maintenance costs..

    MX5 seem pretty cheap to own, parts are plentiful and they're great fun :)
     
  3. Stupot_

    Mobster

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  4. Kitchster_uk

    Soldato

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    MX-5. You'll get a nice mk2 with some decent forced-induction for that.
     
  5. Shimmy

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  6. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

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    :o dont sell the bike :(

    MX-5 as I have one too :p but its not even 10% (and thats generous) as fun as the bike is.
     
  7. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    I would buy a 2.8 Z3. I would do this despite the fact it would be older and arguably inferior to drive than an MX5. I would do this becuase I am becoming a massie BMW fanboy :(
     
  8. Totality

    Mobster

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    The Alfa looks nice! But I'm after a softtop.

    Yeah, the bike is still poorly though and a pain in the ass trying to get dyno'd as I live in the middle of nowhere now! It may all change next week as she is booked in then but if they can't fix it by looking at the fuelling I think Kawasaki and I are done. If, however, they can sort it there and then I think I will change my mind!! What model MX5 do you own?
     
  9. mdixson

    Hitman

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    What about the Alfa Spider? Seems like you get alot of the GTV with the softtop you want...
     
  10. Fireskull

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    Should have just got a proper bike in the first place :rolleyes:

    Ive got a Mk1 1.8 :)
     
  11. mattyprice4004

    Soldato

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    I would buy the MG TF, despite the fact that it'll have panel gaps, probably fall apart after a few years, exploding many times along the way. This is because I am a massive MG fanboy.

    :p Get the MX5!
     
  12. Sipha

    Wise Guy

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    MX-5 all day :)
     
  13. Totality

    Mobster

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    Lol sounds just like my Kawasaki! And Fireskull, you love the Kawi really! I blame you for fitting the exhaust wrong. I know I was the one that screwed it on and broke the servo and you never even touched it, but you must have been a bad omen!! :D
     
  14. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

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    haha bad omen! despite my crash Im usually the one who fixed peoples bike problems lol :D so I still stand by my original statement! I dont mind the quaka I rode same model as yours in the wet and it was quite stable, good in the wet because its only got about 5bhp below 10k rpm :D
     
  15. stoke1863

    Mobster

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    are MR2's any good?
     
  16. Sipha

    Wise Guy

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    Which shape ? Some are considerably better/worse than others..
     
  17. NeverWinter

    Soldato

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    I'm glad you've come to terms with it :p
     
  18. Spuderoony

    Wise Guy

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    £6500 can get you a high mileage S2000, you know. If you're only going to use it at the weekend, get one with a good history, and you could be onto a winner.

    If not, the answer depends on whether you want to pose or go reasonably quickly.
     
  19. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Stretching your budget is never a good idea, even less so when you are stretching to a car with reasonably high running costs.
     
  20. Darryl_1983

    Wise Guy

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