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Sold 1990 MAZDA MX5 Eunos (Manual)

1990 MAZDA MX5 Eunos (Manual)




When the Mazda MX5 was launched in 1989 it was like a breath of fresh air and it ushered in a new era in fun motoring.

Now in its mid-life the original MX5 is a reliable and affordable entry level sports car, particularly for anyone keen to enter motor sport and enjoy events such as the annual Grand Prix Rally and the many other mostly social road rallies that are now so popular.


  • Put it this way...you won't regret it
  • Fantastic wee car; this is the original 1.6ltr. It pulls along really well and has no trouble keeping up with traffic or passing them on the open road, and still does 0-100 in around 8.6 seconds.
  • The throaty little twin cam is a blast to rev up, and the snappy wee 5 speed box a joy to flick through. Really economical too!
  • Handling is fantastic, go kart like, and can be thrown around corners with no fuss, and it just rewards you with huge grins every time. It's the type of car that will put you in a good mood every time you get in, no matter how bad a day you've had.
  • This is a car that you will always look forward to driving it.
  • The power steering is well weighted, and not too heavy or too light thankfully, and very direct.
  • Not noisy on the open road with the hood up or down and you don't have to have your music up loud to enjoy it.
  • Parts are a plenty and well priced.
  • This first generation MX5 has stood the test of time well and still looks sexy today
  • Very reliable classic
  • Good clean body and nice paint
  • Very tidy interior
  • Soft top like new
  • Clean undercarraige
  • Clean Boot
  • Clean Engine bay
  • Good tires etc.
  • Imported from Japan - first registered in New Zealand Dec 1998
  • Has had 6 owners in New Zealand - previous 2 for 16 years.
  • Very well maintained vehicle.

The MX5 changed the way we looked at cars. After a decade or more when cars were viewed as evil polluting monsters it was no longer antisocial to enjoy motoring and the clearest sign of that was the MX5’s instant acceptance by the car buying public.

So here's a future MGB roadster for you and being manual, it will only appreciate in value.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered.



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