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#1 Posted : 04 December 2018 13:08:01(UTC)
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That's my MX-5 all tucked away in the garage now for the next few months, time to enjoy my new Leon Cupra, however the wet roads don't allow for that to be exploited properly either.

who else has finally tucked theirs away?

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#2 Posted : 04 December 2018 15:53:56(UTC)
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Mine was Sorned last weekend now until Easter.

In and around Wakefield.
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#3 Posted : 04 December 2018 15:59:11(UTC)
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sad times!

I think I will look to Sorn this time next year. I would have this year after taking delivery of my new Daily however insurance is due up in February so didn't see the point  for the sake of 3 months.

Is it a pretty simple process to Sorn?

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#4 Posted : 04 December 2018 16:12:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GMC92 Go to Quoted Post

Is it a pretty simple process to Sorn?

  

The easiest time to do it is when the road tax expires you get the option to re-tax or SORN, and I'm sure you can surrender your current tax for a refund and Sorn.  See the DVLA website for details,

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#5 Posted : 04 December 2018 16:20:32(UTC)
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You can do it online at anytime and get a refund of the full months left on your tax. You just need the number off your V5C.

https://www.gov.uk/make-a-sorn

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#6 Posted : 04 December 2018 16:57:58(UTC)
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Mine came with a heater so I will carry on using it.

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#7 Posted : 04 December 2018 17:10:38(UTC)
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MX5's are not just for the summer :)
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#8 Posted : 04 December 2018 17:13:30(UTC)
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MX5's are not just for the summer :)

 

Isn't that Dogs and Christmas

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#9 Posted : 04 December 2018 17:53:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Phoenix22 Go to Quoted Post

Mine came with a heater so I will carry on using it.

Exactly right. Been out in mine today. Hadn't driven it for a couple of weeks for various reasons and was a pleasure to get out for a little run. Certainly won't be putting it away. 

Ian

 

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#10 Posted : 04 December 2018 18:34:30(UTC)
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#11 Posted : 04 December 2018 20:28:25(UTC)
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No public transport!  No other car!  No option!  YIPPEEEE!!!

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#12 Posted : 04 December 2018 21:23:19(UTC)
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Sorned and tucked away NS2-R and 180 bhp are not a winter recipe

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Mk3 2.0 Sport 180bhp enkie wheels and lots of other stuff
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#13 Posted : 04 December 2018 21:45:03(UTC)
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Tucked away and with 4 other vehicles at my disposal why would i want to submit my toy to the winter elements.
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#14 Posted : 05 December 2018 11:02:49(UTC)
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Mine is still used , its me that's in hibernation.
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#15 Posted : 05 December 2018 11:44:38(UTC)
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Do you still keep your cars insured when off the road?

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#16 Posted : 05 December 2018 11:54:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Davyo Go to Quoted Post

Do you still keep your cars insured when off the road?

 

Yes, even in the garage it's still vunarable to damage/theft etc or driveway of course if you keep yours there.

I asked a question of my insurance company last month as my renewal was due. I asked if I could get an even cheaper price being as my car may be off the road and tucked away for say 3-4 months of the year, their computer says no!

I can see their point, I suppose the only way to do it is cancel then reclaim any unused months but if you do that it's not really a cost effective way of buying insurance, or even a shorter term policy which some are reluctant to supply. Better to have full annual cover I say.

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#17 Posted : 05 December 2018 12:11:47(UTC)
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Always a contention amongst owners ive noticed and mine too is tucked away until the spring.

This has to be beneficial protecting what is delicate bodywork and chassis as regards tin worm.

Mines been on the road spring to autumn since i bought and similarly the previous owner but not the first, he even had a tow bar fitted would you believe ! i was told to pull a little garden waste trailer  to the local tip so he obviously drove it i would guess all year round, where the replacement arch came in perhaps as the rainwater soon dumps into them if those holes are blocked, although it had not seen winter's with them, i was told by the second owner, they didn't maintain it and used a local garage and they hadn't read up about the car, they only bought it to drive it, so as soon as i arrived home i checked the drain holes and they were blocked, you could look down and see water in the trough so to speak.

So in that respect the arch and rear sill problems could be related more to owners neglect rather than Mazda design do you think ?

With a plan on keeping it why not tuck it away if you can,  so many though have had multiple owners keeping the car one or two years that they were not worried about bodywork and chassis problems, that said some one owner cars are badly rusted so no guaratee's but longterm got to help in the main.

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#18 Posted : 05 December 2018 12:29:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JoeB Go to Quoted Post

Always a contention amongst owners ive noticed and mine too is tucked away until the spring.

This has to be beneficial protecting what is delicate bodywork and chassis as regards tin worm.

Mines been on the road spring to autumn since i bought and similarly the previous owner but not the first, he even had a tow bar fitted would you believe ! i was told to pull a little garden waste trailer  to the local tip so he obviously drove it i would guess all year round, where the replacement arch came in perhaps as the rainwater soon dumps into them if those holes are blocked, although it had not seen winter's with them, i was told by the second owner, they didn't maintain it and used a local garage and they hadn't read up about the car, they only bought it to drive it, so as soon as i arrived home i checked the drain holes and they were blocked, you could look down and see water in the trough so to speak.

So in that respect the arch and rear sill problems could be related more to owners neglect rather than Mazda design do you think ?

With a plan on keeping it why not tuck it away if you can,  so many though have had multiple owners keeping the car one or two years that they were not worried about bodywork and chassis problems, that said some one owner cars are badly rusted so no guaratee's but longterm got to help in the main.

Many, many owners buy these cars to use all year round. I do not have anywhere to store my 2, even if we did not want to drive them. I look after them, keep the drains cleared, pressure wash underneath each time they are washed. The bodywork and chassis are no more delicate than any number or other makes and models.

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#19 Posted : 05 December 2018 12:37:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JoeB Go to Quoted Post

Always a contention amongst owners ive noticed and mine too is tucked away until the spring.

This has to be beneficial protecting what is delicate bodywork and chassis as regards tin worm.

Mines been on the road spring to autumn since i bought and similarly the previous owner but not the first, he even had a tow bar fitted would you believe ! i was told to pull a little garden waste trailer  to the local tip so he obviously drove it i would guess all year round, where the replacement arch came in perhaps as the rainwater soon dumps into them if those holes are blocked, although it had not seen winter's with them, i was told by the second owner, they didn't maintain it and used a local garage and they hadn't read up about the car, they only bought it to drive it, so as soon as i arrived home i checked the drain holes and they were blocked, you could look down and see water in the trough so to speak.

So in that respect the arch and rear sill problems could be related more to owners neglect rather than Mazda design do you think ?

With a plan on keeping it why not tuck it away if you can,  so many though have had multiple owners keeping the car one or two years that they were not worried about bodywork and chassis problems, that said some one owner cars are badly rusted so no guaratee's but longterm got to help in the main.

 

Two winters ago I found myself not getting the car out of the garage from the end of November to the end of January so 2 months off the road. Various things got in the way and of course weather wise when I was ready to take to the road it was not very nice, ice/snow salt etc etc.
Wind on to last winter and I said, that's it and I sorned it come the end of December as I'd not used it for that month, it stayed in the garage until March 1st.

So this year it was going to be the same as last year, sorn it end of Dec until March maybe April 1st, that was until my OH broke her ankle. The car has been sorned going into 2 months now as we go everywhere together in the MX-5 it just seemed crazy to keep that ready to use (taxed) when all we've been doing are hospital trips in our other car, it's easier for her.

So the MX-5 remains in the garage and if we get some decent useable weather post Febuary it will emerge from the garage and of course my OH can reunite the hospital with their loaned crutches. I'm also saving by not having to pay tax on the car and it not getting driven as intended, best thing the DVLA did this sorn on line stuff.

We all have our reasons

 

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#20 Posted : 05 December 2018 14:05:10(UTC)
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Yep mines not coming out until they stop putting that evil stuff on the roads,
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