MX5 as First Car in 2019/2020

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I've seen alot of threads of people getting a Mazda MX5 as their first car. However alot of these threads are over half a decade old. So I want to know if it's still possible to get a NA or NB MX5 1.6L for a reasonable price at 17/18 and if yes, what companies are the cheapest?
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None of the big insurance companies will touch you in a RWD convertible aged 17. Try calling around the specialist companies like Adrian Flux and Brentacre, or maybe some classic or Japanese specialists. No one can tell you what your quote will be so you're best off doing some digging on Google and start calling companies who miiiiight actually insure you for a quote.
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(Original post by Nuffles)
None of the big insurance companies will touch you in a RWD convertible aged 17. Try calling around the specialist companies like Adrian Flux and Brentacre, or maybe some classic or Japanese specialists. No one can tell you what your quote will be so you're best off doing some digging on Google and start calling companies who miiiiight actually insure you for a quote.
I was thinking Adrian Flux since they have a hot hatch policy that covers young drivers under 25. Also ive seen alot of mention about a footman james classic car insurance on forums on here so i might look at them.
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(Original post by Crazedslaw)
Hi,

I've seen alot of threads of people getting a Mazda MX5 as their first car. However alot of these threads are over half a decade old. So I want to know if it's still possible to get a NA or NB MX5 1.6L for a reasonable price at 17/18 and if yes, what companies are the cheapest?
Insurance will be quite high, perhaps save up by doing some hairdressing.
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Insurance will be quite high, perhaps save up by doing some hairdressing.
Nice joke but for the record, the reason I want it is because I'm a Japanese car enthusiast and it being one of the cheapest jdm riders is what has drawn me to it along with the pop up headlights that tie it all together painted in hellcat orange. Nonetheless I'll just take the advice I was told before as Adrian flux has a policy for young drivers that covers my car and will make your policy cheaper if you're in an Owners club.
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Insurance will be quite high, perhaps save up by doing some hairdressing.
You beat me to the hairdresser joke.
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None of the big insurance companies will touch you in a RWD convertible aged 17. Try calling around the specialist companies like Adrian Flux and Brentacre
Brentacre won't insure a 17 year old new driver.
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None of the big insurance companies will touch you in a RWD convertible aged 17.
Which is a silly policy they do, because it's supermini FWD's that want to kill you and will do do it, unless you have Spiderman's reflex.
Mazda MX-5 is a sesible choice. Handles very well, and then engine is not too powerful.
I wouldn't buy it for my child as a first car, I think the first car should have 60HP per tonne, but if you take that Mazda to an advanced technique driving school, with skidpad training and a couple of runs on a track, you'll be one of the safest and most smiling driver's on the continent.
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Just gonna necromance this thread, I got an 1992 1.6 NA MX5 as my second car and the insurance is £914 for the year under an Admiral multi car plan with my parents. That was with me being on the road for exactly a year and having one year's no claims bonus at 18 years old, though I was a month of 19. The next year with it is looking to be around £700 with Admiral or Elephant but I think I'll look for alternatives more friendly to modifications if such a policy exists for a 20 year old.
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