Mazda MX-5 Miata Buyer's Guide iPhone App Released

Mazda has decided to make the MX-5 a 20th birthday present by releasing an iPhone and iPad app that aims to help you buy an Mk1 (1989-97) or Mk2 (98-2001).
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The app, which works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later, sees author Carla Crook taking a close look at all the areas of the car, showing you where to look for problems when buying an used MX-5.

Who is Carla? Let's hear it in official words: "Carla is an active member of the MX5 Owners’ Club and the MX5 Nutz forum. When she’s not helping her husband fettle a project car, or out driving her Roadster, Carla is a busy working mum to three-year-old Harriet – a petrolhead in the making!"

Here are the main features of the app:

• Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 update very soon)
• Like having a real marque expert at your side – benefit from years of real ownership experience
• Coverage of the MX-5 (Miata/Eunos Roadster) 1989 – 2001 models including special, limited editions and desirable upgrades
• Where and how to buy an MX-5
• Advice on choosing the right model and condition, including those with modifications
• Video guide to potential problem areas
• Key checks – how to spot a bad car quickly
• In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
• Key technical specifications
• Photo illustrations of the important areas to check and foibles to be aware of
• Details of clubs, forums, suppliers and specialists dedicated to the MX-5


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