And Japan, where it was the Roadster (first Eunos Roadster, then Mazda
Roadster) until the NC came along.
The UK is infested with Eunos Roadsters - I think there are more of them
than originally-imported NA MX-5s now. By a happy coincidence, the
Brits have an eye for a bargain and the Japs dispose of their cars at
quite an early age when they're barely run in. Both countries, of
course, drive on the left.
I've never heard of anyone importing an MX-5 to the UK from Australia
although there is reputed to be the odd Miata, probably sold here by US
Air Force personnel, who often bring their own cars over to Lakenheath,
Fairford and the like.
Here in Australia we see a few MX-5s imported from Japan. Under current
laws, there is a shitload of extra tax on anything less than 15 years old.
MX5's in Australia are quite expensive, and worth next to nothing in Japan.
As a result, what we mostly see are fully optioned 89 & 90,s in good
condition, and with low mileage. About 10000AUD (7500USD). We looked at a
few, but most had the crappy crank, and we wanted a 1.8.
"Ken Lyons" wrote in
I checked Google Groups, it seems that Mike posts to several groups and
his posts are all links to some article in some journal.
Translation: He's a troll.
"Mike" wrote in
One who behaves as a troll is probably a troll, right? You want to
post something, do so. Links and quotes don't count if they amount to
99% of your posts.