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I want to buy an older car - would you recommend a 2007 Mazda MX-5 or a 1997 Honda CR-X?

I'm looking to purchase an older/classic car and looking for some advice. I'm looking at two currently: a 2007 Mazda MX-5 1.8 and a 1997 Honda CR-X 1.6. The Honda has done just over 53,000 miles, has a Full Service History and long MoT with only two small advisories (worn tyres). The Mazda has done 54k miles, again with a FSH and no advisories. Both are very clean and are around the £3200 mark. Are these fair prices? Which would be the best long term purchase?

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Whichever one you like the most. Personally, we'd opt for the CRX - but you may prefer a convertible two-seater that you can use for high days and holidays. We'd never recommend buying a classic as an investment - just buy something you enjoy and want to spend money on because you will spend money on it. Just make sure you don't buy the first examples you see - get out there and try as many as possible.
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