My ND has been challenging to say the least. I bought it as a pre reg with 20 miles on it but saved about 6 grand from list. A bargain I thought ! The roof started rubbing from day one, went in for the repair, the dealer had it 4 days. I was shocked to see how much of the interior they had to strip out, it’s not good on a new car is it. They broke the seatbelt as well. So I get the car back and the radio doesn’t work, called the dealer was told I wasn’t working it properly ! Took it back and the mechanic had forgotten to refit a multi plug, part of the interior stripped out again ! I told the mechanic it was a good job he wasn't working on a space shuttle or an airliner, he wasn’t impressed.
Next issue was the passenger seat, the car has the biscuit coloured leather and part of the cushion is wrinkled and getting worse. The Mazda solution is to ‘iron it out’. 18 months on I’m still trying to get it fixed.
Then we had the rusty window repaired, I’ve had new back lights fitted, the petrol cap rattles to the point it’s an embarrassment and I’m really shocked at the quality of the paint.
It goes in for its 24 month service next week with 10500 miles with a different dealer as I’ve recently moved back to a Scotland after 20 odd years in England. The dealer in a England wasn’t great when it came to chasing Mazda so I’m hoping I will see an improvement.
I’m also a member of a couple of Facebook MX5 groups and recently I’ve been reading about Les Allans (another new member) issue with his rear suspension which is the next big issue.
I love my MX5 and I bought this as a keeper but I think it’s either going to fall to bits or end up a money pit. I was recently in the dealers and was gobsmacked to see brand new 5’s in the showroom with the hood rubbing on the hoops. I think that speaks volumes on Mazdas attitude. I am actually seriously considering going back to an NC.
rant over, looking forward to being an active member of the group.