MX5s suffer from rust in areas that cause MOT failures.
Typically, MX5 Mk1, Mk2, Mk2.5 and now MK3 suffer rust attacks to the rear sill and wheel arches areas. It usually shows on the outer sill or around the wheel arch ie the bit you can see.
Mk2 and Mk2.5 also suffer rusting from front chassis rails.Until fairly recently this hadn't been picked up during MOT testing. In the last few years testers have been checking these rails.
The MK3 cars have started to show rust in similar places to earlier cars. Take a look at our new page about sills.
The above picture shows an outer sill replacement in progress. The rusty metal been removed so that new metal can be welded in. This car has almost perfect re-inforcement panel, so that doesn't need replacing.
The picture below shows a MK3.
The picture below shows a whole wheel arch replacement before welding. This is one of the two ways a wheel arch can be repaired.
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