Possibly the only MX5 I will like, fantastic man points for that.
ML came back from Merc on Saturday, the doors were painted amazingly well, a new rear tyre (Luckily exactly the same as the others, OCD was safe) and all jobs I wanted doing done.
It does a healthy 23mpg (true) at a steady 80/90 mph cruise so a healthy 450miles between fill ups and after 4 days of diesel people carrier, a V8 was like a big cosy hug again.
I've had a good play with it in sport mode now, it essentially hardens the air suspension up a lot and holds onto gears longer before the kickdown switch is activated. It is completely devoid of feel but surprisingly responsive, like a nicely handling car while wearing oven mitts. The brakes are exceptional but it has a long pedal and I'm not sure how many repeated stops they will take before grumbling and throwing in the towel.
As a family waft mobile with giggles available on tap, it's awesome.
I did use Off Road mode today on a very steep uphill out of a car park, where you aren't supposed to drive and although it made it, Mercs idea of how air suspension should work when off road is a bit of a farce and would send a Range Rover engineer potty, it's just like driving on 4 immovable struts with very little movement, rocking from one wheel to the other
I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!