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We have compiled this section as many of our lovely customers have been kind enough to write a short message about their buying experiences with South West Roadsters and we would like to thank them all very much!
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Thank you again and please keep your messages coming!
A couple of months ago I contacted Nathan about the green and tan Eunos. I have never ever come across a more decent, honest and helpful person when buying a second hand car. I like to know EVERYTHING and he spent a great deal of time and trouble taking me through all the details eg; changing a wheel, preventing rust in the sills, how to change oil filter, bulbs, etc. etc. Since owning and using the car, I have had a few questions and every one has been answered quickly and fully. I had a query about a window mechanism sticking and Nathan prompty posted me a replacement switch and told me how easy it was to swop over, Since buying the car I have noticed that there are ads on 'Autotrader' for cheaper ones but I will ALWAYS go to Nathan for my car now as I am so confident I will get a good, sound car.
The model I have is automatic and a Japanese import 20 years old. It is in mint condition and SUCH FUN to drive. I wish I had discovered these cars years and years ago! They are not only fun but also not expensive to run and maintain. I got the soft top and the matching hard top for the winter. Taking the top off in the good weather has been great - takes about 30 seconds - even for me who is not at all mechanically minded!
I simply cannot rate Nathan highly enough for anyone considering buying one of these super little 2 seater sports cars. If anyone wants verification that what I have written here is from the 'horses mouth' feel free to email me direct.
Lynn from Leicester.
Buying an MX-5 from SouthWestRoadsters has been an enjoyable experience. Nathan obviously knows and loves the marque - the only problem is which vehicle to choose because all his stock is of such high quality.
His prices are very fair and reasonable and he's very accomodating on getting the spec right when choosing options. I can highly recommend this company based on my personal experience.
Steve, Milton Keynes.
Based in Bideford, North Devon in the South West of England we are the MX-5 Roadster specialist within easy reach of Somerset, Bristol, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire, South Wales and the Midlands. Our inventory is constantly changing as certain models are sold very quickly indeed, so if you are looking for a pristine, low mileage example of an appreciating modern classic sports car then you've struck gold! We always have a beautiful, rust free, low mileage MX-5 for sale. We are fully equipped to carry out servicing, MOT preparation, bodywork repairs and MX-5 replacement roof fitting.
Just to let you know my wife is thrilled to bits with
The incredible condition it is in has amazed everyone who looks at it.
And your enthusiasm and no pressure to sell made buying the little jewel a true pleasure.
I may have laid that last sentence on a bit thick, but I would be pleased to talk to any future customers on the phone!
Dave, Lyme Regis.
Having looked at several MX5s at dealers who had no interest or idea of what they were selling but only wanting to make a sale, it was great to find someone as genuinely passionate as Nathan, about the cars. It was also really nice in that he was considerate as to our needs and prepared to go that extra mile to help us with our choice. If you are interested in buying an MX5 (Eunos Roadster) we would recommend that you contact him before you look elsewhere.
Donald, Angela and Dylan the dog.
St Mabyn, Cornwall
Having bought a 1992 mark 1 Eunos roadster 5 months ago from a local garage I soon became hooked. I asked my local garage to find a newer one in excellent condition but nothing transpired after 3 months. I kept looking on line (Autotrader especially) and came across South West Roadsters. I saw the perfect Black MX5 for sale and phoned Nathan to see if it was still available. It had been sold. Oh dear! I spoke to him at some length about what I was looking for and he said he would contact me as soon as he had something to fit my brief.
Along came a 1998 Mark 2 BRG Automatic. It looked spectacular and only 54,000 miles.
I live in the Isle of Wight and Nathan is in Weston-Super-Mare but that was no problem as Nathan said he would drive the car to Southampton if I decided I wanted it. I had an independent inspection done and decided to purchase. The inspection showed up a few things that were not 100% necessary but which I asked to be done.
After several phone calls to make arrangements we met up at Southampton. Me with my Eunos and Nathan with the Mazda. After some form filling and paying him for the car I returned to the Island.
I can only say that Nathan is one of those guys that you know is totally trustworthy and is dedicated to selling these cars. I have looked on line again to find a car similar to mine and cannot find one anywhere. I paid £3,900 for the car which is a special edition with wood trim and leather seats. Wow it's fantastic.
Thank you, Nathan, for making this transaction so friendly and stress free.
Roger, Isle of Wight.
I bought my lovely classic red Eunos Roadster from Nathan some years ago, and what a delight it has been to drive! My son, who is a wheelchair user, recently bought a Mk3.5 MX-5 Roadster Coupe Automatic and it was decided that we could not have three cars on the drive!! So, my Eunos had to go!! I contacted Nathan and he was delighted to buy the car back. He is such a charming guy, so thoughtful and kind and quickly offered to help my son with any work he needed done to his new car; he fitted an aftermarket exhaust system for him and even offered to give the car a good polish should he need it - he understands how things can be difficult for my son to do. Nothing is too much trouble, a really decent guy to deal with and someone I know you can trust. We are very grateful to Nathan.
Jenny, Axbridge in Somerset.
“I wanted to buy my wife a two-seater as a surprise for her 50th birthday. I had narrowed the search to Mk1 MX5s when I came across the South West Roadsters website.
It was immediately apparent that this was run by an enthusiastic specialist. Nathan was very helpful when I rang and we agreed to meet to test drive the car I ended up buying – a lovely green 1.8 V Special import.
I asked for a few tiny changes to be made to the car and Nathan not only happily dealt with these, but he also spotted and resolved a few other minor issues.
Nothing was too much trouble and he clearly enjoyed getting everything just right. In the end, the car looked fabulous and drove beautifully. As importantly, Nathan was informative, flexible and honest throughout – making the whole buying experience a pleasure.
If you are seriously considering buying a Mk1, you’d be mad not to speak to Nathan first.”
Steve Carefull, Okehampton, Devon
If you are looking for a classic Mazda sports car, that has been securely sourced, well set up and comes with genuine, attentive customer care; you could do no better than give Nathan a call at SouthWestRoadsters! I bought my limited edition roadster eight months ago, on a rainy Weston afternoon and the smile has not left my face since.
I continue to use my car daily and the roadster makes all journeys a pleasure. Nathan's knowledge and expertise with this Marque is unparalleled in my experience and the after sales service is in a league of its own - real panache!
I could not recommend this company to you more highly. My MOT and service have already been booked with SouthWestRoadsters despite the distance.
A very satisfied Vivianne from Bristol.
We are delighted with your help, expertise and service! Your advice was most helpful, indeed we were assured from the start that we bought our first Eunos without any real knowledge because we knew we were in safe hands and will be for years to come.
A pleasure to do business with and we thoroughly recommend Nathan to anyone looking for an honest and professional service!
Tony and Denise, Wales.
I purchased my beautiful black Porsche 968 on 12/10/12 and would like to thank Nathan for his time, care and attentive professionalism during our transaction. At all times I received a quality service to include returning texts and phone calls quickly and assisting communication with my insurers.
Nathan has a great personality and it was a pleasure to deal with him. I am a car enthusiast and it has always been an ambition of mine to own a Porsche. Thank you for helping me fulfil this aspiration and providing my car in such great condition. I would not hesitate in recommending this company.
“In May this year, my husband Mike and I answered an advert for a Eunos Roadster automatic. We made an appointment and went along to view it. The car looked gorgeous and Nathan couldn’t have been more open, friendly and helpful. After test driving the car there was absolutely no question that I wasn’t going to have it – just a question of Mike getting out his cheque book!
Nathan went to great lengths to go through all the details of the car – including problem areas to look out for and made the whole process of buying a second hand car easy and pleasurable.
I have now had my car 3 months and I wouldn’t swop it for the world. It has given me so much fun. For a sports car it’s very comfortable and just such an easy drive. I have the automatic version which I find handles very well. Mike is now also thinking of getting an MX5 automatic – another convert – and, having looked at a few MX5s at other dealers, has decided to return to Nathan to source a car for us.
'I came across the South West Roadsters website during an internet search and was impressed enough to telephone and arrange a visit. As soon as I spoke to Nathan on the phone I knew I was speaking to a genuine enthusiast. From the very beginning he could not have been more helpful and reassuring.
When we visited he was very knowledgable about his cars and took time to explain the pros and cons of each model. Nathan is a real specialist and was happy to talk to us about every aspect of the car. He was never pushy and simply let his cars speak for themselves. My wife felt particularly confortable unlike some dealers which speak to women in an extremely condescending way.
The car was in absolutely perfect condition when we collected it and nothing was too much trouble, Nathan even collected me from the train station. We are simply delighted with the car which, despite buying in one of the wettest years on record, has been absolutely brilliant. Nathan made buying this car an absolute pleasure for myself and my wife. We will take the car to him for all of it's service and MOTs. We both feel we are in safe hands and cannot recommend buying a car from him more highly.
Pete and Debs from Gloucestershire.'
Nathan - just a short note to thank you for everything you've done over the last few weeks and for making Shelley very happy - she simply loves the car. The MX5 SE is a stunning example of a car (2000) which is in pristine condition and drives superbly and is such great fun!! It's been a pleasure dealing with such an enthusiast where nothing was too much trouble. We wouldn't hesistate to recommend you to our friends and colleagues.
All the very best wishes, see you soon, Shelley and Paul, near Cardiff.
Wonderful place to buy!
Buying a car is a scary thing, one is parting with wads of hard earned cash and usually never quite know if the result is a dud. Buying from Nathan takes away so many worries, its a real pleasure and one feels somehow "safe". 2 months after buying our 1996 Roadster we are totally in love with it. A wonderful no problem car which is a joy to drive and Nathan has guided us through the process as though we were adopting a new member of the family.
Highly recommended, awesome car and great seller and in Weston too.
"Nathan, on first meeting, immediately stood out as an honest businessman and all my subsequent transactions with him have served to confirm that initial impression. No doubt you could find early MX5's cheaper but you wont find such carefully picked and presented examples with such good aftersales service.
Nathan is a genuine enthusiast and I believe his knowledge and contacts have found me a wonderful car which has exceeded my expectations as has his attention to detail. Thanks Nathan.
Marc - Malvern
As a single girl it is always interesting how you are treated when trying to buy and sell cars. It was a refreshing change to meet Nathan who, like me, is a fan of these lovely little roadsters. Not only did I buy my new Mk2 from here, I drove my Mk1 to view it and Nathan fixed a couple of things on that one, as well as giving me some good advice. I had to smile when whilst underneath the Mk1 he said “lefty loosie, righty tighty” whilst doing up the nuts – I shall always remember that one!
For those of you swopping from Mk1 to Mk2 take note of the “Hold” button on the gearstick (on automatic car). I was driving to work when the light came on and had no idea what it meant (until I googled it) – that will teach me not to fiddle with the gear knob!
Happy convertible motoring!
Having decided the Mk2 was the one for us we spent a long time looking and came close to buying
a very low mileage specimen. It was the rust that finally put us off and we are so glad that it did,
otherwise we wouldn't have come across Nathan. His website convinced us that at last we had
found someone who was passionate about the MX5, and equally important, customer service. Our
experience with him exactly matches all the comments in the other testimonials. He met us at the
station and not once did we feel under any pressure - he believes and rightly so, that his cars
always speak for themselves. So, if you are fed up with typical used car dealers, ask Nathan to find
you the car you've always wanted. I promise you it will be worth the wait.
I am delighted with my new Mark 2 MX5. I had had my previous one for 15 years so knew what I wanted. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nathan, he gave advice when I sold my old car and produced my new one to an excellent standard and has given very good after sales service. A very professional and honest guy.
Mary, Newton Abbot.
We have just enjoyed a new experience having purchased a MAZDA MX-5 MK’1’ (5 speed) Special in BRG with full tan leather from Nathan Sutton who runs South West Roadsters from Bideford .
If you are seriously interested in purchasing a MAZDA MK 5 then I would seriously suggest you give him a call – YES .
We always end up with something a bit different and this time it’s a 20 year old pop up headlight MK ‘1’ in condition ‘1’ .
I have to say it is very unusual to meet anyone involved in this market sector who is so knowledgeable and straight forward – firstly Nathan understands this model completely and knowing my background directed us to the pop up headlight model in the first place . He described this car as condition ‘1’ and I was not disappointed when I went to see the car on my way to Cornwall .
What really blew me away with Nathan was the text I had when on the train to Barnstaple to collect the car when he suggested he can arrange the road tax and will fill her up – my 170 mile return drive to North Hampshire was totally stress free . It was not until the following morning that I was able check her over . As a classic car enthusiast of many years I have a reasonable understanding of 4 wheels and I have to say the preparation of the car was totally faultless .
Thank you Nathan for making this such an enjoyable purchase – a real exception these days................................ .
Sadly it’s not every day you meet a straight forward, sincere and honest car retailer. Without reservation I would recommend Southwest Roadsters to anybody looking to invest in a MX5. Nathan is a great guy, very passionate about his cars which are prepared to an extremely high standard and attention to detail. Buy from Nathan with complete confidence and peace of mind that your MX5 will be one of the very best available.
Julian, Brighton East Sussex