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    Questions about 2007 MX5

    I will be picking up a 2007 MX5 from my brother in Oregon and driving back to Illinois. The car only has 22000 miles on it, so obviously hasn't been driven much. I will check all the fluids, tires etc. But do any of you have any advice that would be particular to this model year that I should check since it is 11 years old. I don't want to have any issues on the 2000 mile road trip back.


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    Can you delay the trip until the 2nd week of April to keep the car out of the salt?
    I would change the oil and anti-freeze. The rear end and transmission fluid should be OK, but if you have some time and cash maybe do that.

    Have fun and post pictures of your trip.

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    Not picking up till April 21st. I will have my brother take it and get the fluids checked and possibly changed. I've seen on some posts about the coolant tank breaking would it be wise to change that also?

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    At 22,000 miles it should be fine.
    A set of spark plugs would make it run more crisp and not be too expensive.

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    Dealing with a known car and seller takes away the tricky questions. ;)

    If you can swing it, ask your brother to take the car in for a checkup, explaining the car is about to travel 2k miles. It should be pretty routine stuff, but at that mileage it should be pretty healthy (unless he tracks the car often or something). Good luck with your trip!

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    I know he doesn't track, just used the car for fun runs to the beach etc. I will definitely take some pics on the trip. My brother is having a 1969 Datsun 1500 rebuild ground up and will pick it up sometime in Aug. He has a MG TC already and doesn't want a third roadster. I think he has more money than brains sometimes, but I appreciate him giving the chance to own a roadster again. I enjoyed my MG and Sky but had to give them up due to other circumstances. I've always love roadster and I'm sure this will give me many miles of smiles.

    I will have him take it into his shop and have it checked out.

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