With a fresh 6 months tax and a clean bill of health from the MOT centre, my MR2 is now back on the road for 2013!

As I’ve previously mentioned, this could well be the last year of my MR2 ownership. I wasn’t being completely honest when I said that an impending Impreza was the sole reason for me wanting to sell the MR2. Truth is, I rather badly damaged my back in ridiculous circumstances two years ago and the road to recovery is taking a lot longer than I envisaged.

As you can imagine, driving a lowered sports car with low profile tyres and heavy power steering is doing me no favours at all. Even now, driving on my short daily commute is getting tiresome, and I can no longer enjoy the MR2 as I once used to.

But enough of the sob story, I’ll move on to some real updates worth mentioning.

Remember the accident my MR2 was involved in last year? I realise I never made an update to the story, so I’m pleased to say the MR2 is completely fixed. In November 2012 a mint replacement door was sourced from a 1999 Revision 5 MR2 (in rather rare Mica Orange, I might add), colour matched, and fitted to my MR2. Why did it take me 4 months to fix the door I hear you ask? Well, being the perfectionist I am, I had to find the perfect replacement door, and what better vehicle to source one from than a newer Revision 5 MR2!

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As soon as the door had been fitted, it was time for my MR2 to go back into hibernation for the winter, and out came my faithful Audi A4. After a long and tedious winter, at the beginning of May as a birthday treat to myself, I decided it had to come back out again.

Insurance was sorted (nowadays a very reasonable figure), it passed it’s MOT with just one advisory and it was then taxed for 6 months. And here we are – halfway through May and I can count the number of sunny days we’ve had on just one hand. Boo!

Next job on the list once the weather brightens up is to give it a good clean inside and out. But in the meantime, here’s a couple of brand new pictures (13th May) showing my repaired door, and the still gleaming red paintwork after more than 6 months of being unwashed (just ignore the birdshit from being parked at work!)

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