New soft top..... - khwalker
MX-5 or MGTF - which would you recommend??

I have £13,000 to spend, and a W reg Ibiza Vibe 1.4 with 27,000 miles, in good condition which I believe is worth about £4100 privately...

I have seen a limited edition 1.8i Nevada list price £16,995 which the dealer will not negotiate on the price, although will inc tax, full tank of petrol and mats, he has also offered me £3600 for my ibiza.

I also have the option of a 20% employee discount on an MGTF 135

I want to keep the car for 3 years @ 15k miles/year, sooo....

Is the TF or the Nevada the better car?
What's a realistic price for my Ibiza trade/private?
Or would I be better off looking for nearly-new car as my other half keeps suggesting?!

Please heeeelp!!


New soft top..... - DavidHM
Before you decide, have a look at the deals that is offering - £14470 for the MX5 Sport and £12999 (!) for the 1.8 base. Both are UK supplied and I think pre-registered.

Okay, they're perhaps not quite as sexy as the Montana but probably much better value.

Personally, for quality and resale value I would be more inclined towards the MX5 although, at list price for the Mazda, the discount on the MG would make it a better deal. Unfortunately, as you can get the best part of £2k off a TF from a broker (and more from an importer) you wouldn't be able to use this discount regularly as a way to get depreciation free motoring.
New soft top..... - bafta
As HJ has said, the MX5 is a better car. It is more reliable and has a reasonable resale value. It is a better drive. If you shop around, as suggested. you will pay considerable less than you have been quoted.
New soft top..... - Vansboy
Go to Mazda's own site, link from this site on this weeks best deals section, (so HJ can get help with the rent).
Click on the buy used page, follow through for Mx5-you'll find over 100 late n low & I mean low mileage proper 5's.
Then use this info to get the £££ saving you want on a Nevada, at a local dealer.
Can't see why he doesn't want to haggle, as Mazda are doing so many incentives just now!?

New soft top..... - thebouncingbunny
go 4 the mazda youll never look my experience utterly reliable and good fun .five and a half years 50000 miles and still in love!if you buy the mg come back and tell us about the breakdowns and give us a larrrrrf(i have heard that the tf is a bit better tho....)bunny

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