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Post by knebby on Mon 19 Oct 2015 - 22:00

I was looking at a new MX-5 the other day and considering it as a Wind replacement. It's had great reviews looks good and is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. All good.

But I was quite stunned that for a car that is pretty much the same size as the Wind, albeit a lot lower, it was deficient in so many key areas.

Just to list a few things that I disliked:

The cockpit is tiny, the seat doesn't go far enough back, my knees were almost touching the bulkhead, the steering wheel is too low and almost rests on my knees, the footwells are too small to have the dog sat there and have a passenger as well,there's no storage space at all behind the seats and the boot! Well, it must be a quarter of the size of the Wind.

Id already started doing the man-logic to justify having an MX-5 for work during the week and the Wind for the weekend but just by sitting in it, not even taking it for a test drive, I realise just couldn't live with it.

Come on Renault, do another Wind!!!
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Post by Barbs on Mon 19 Oct 2015 - 22:29

Knebs don't go to the dark side. We will find you a low mileage Wind to replace your Wind and it will be cheaper than a mx5

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Post by Barbs on Wed 21 Oct 2015 - 7:30

@Knebs you would need the roof today it's been hammering it down all night.


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Post by knebby on Wed 21 Oct 2015 - 10:59

Here too but I'm off today and not driving!

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Post by Barbs on Wed 21 Oct 2015 - 22:16

Ha I knew you didn't have a roof you had to phone into work, didn't you. Lol only joking Kneb. We did see the roof in North Yorkshire.. Thinking back I can't remember you closing it
Memory it's an age thing. @Skippy can you remember?
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Post by knebby on Wed 21 Oct 2015 - 23:16

As for the dark side, a Golf Cabrio is also on the short list!!!
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Post by knebby on Wed 21 Oct 2015 - 23:17

But keeping W111NNDY for the weekends....
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Post by Barbs on Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 7:19

Good to hear than maybe she does need retirement to a slower pace of life. How many miles now?

Golf you after emission compensation lol

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Post by knebby on Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 9:22

My next run out will see me on 140,000...
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Post by Barbs on Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 12:55

My Wind should be alright till 2028 if yours is anything to go by.  Keep up the good work.  lol

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Post by Araf on Mon 26 Oct 2015 - 22:23

I'm not sure about the MX5.  It's lighter than the out-going model, as that was getting a bit porky.  

Certainly not something that I would consider as a Wind replacement.

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