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Plush Perfection – We Run Down Our Favourite MX-5 Interior Additions

Plush Perfection – We Run Down Our Favourite MX-5 Interior Additions - Tuning

One of the few complaints you could legitimately lay at the MX-5 feet (well, wheels) at launch, was it’s slightly dull interior. That the car’s cabin wasn’t really a patch on European rivals shouldn’t really be that surprising, as the MX-5, and the NA in particular, dates from a time when Japanese car manufacturers had yet to really get to grips with plush fixings and well styled interior fixtures. Luckily the aftermarket scene surrounding the MX-5 has always been on the massive side, and there are now a staggering number of interior parts, fixtures and features available for all four cars, the majority relatively simple to bolt or clip into place. This is the list of our top 10.

There are few more effective ways of completely overhauling the overall look of your MX-5's interior than with one of our dash kits
There are few more effective ways of completely overhauling the overall look of your MX-5's interior than with one of our dash kits

Dash Kit, NA
One of the simplest and most cost effective means of livening up your NA’s interior is via one of our dash kits. Incredibly easy to fit thanks to their self-adhesive backing strip, the kit includes coatings for both air vent rings, the dashboard strip, both front door trims, and the centre faceplate, gear lever, ashtray and electric window switch surrounds, all of which can be placed over the parts already in situ. Our NA dash kits are available in a number of popular finishes, including aluminium, walnut, carbon fibre and graphite, so the chances are that there will be a finish to suit your particular car.
Price: £84.95 inc. VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/dash-mk1-1989-1993-left-hand-drive-p-2662.html

You'll be amazed how good this classic, wood-rimmed wheel will look once bolted into place
You'll be amazed how good this classic, wood-rimmed wheel will look once bolted into place

Wood/Chrome Steering Wheel, NA
Many people fail to grasp the difference a small, high quality steering wheel can have to their driving experience, and it’s by no means stretching the truth to suggest that opting for one of our sports wheels can transform the manner in which an MX-5 ‘feels,’ while also serving to brighten up the interior very nicely indeed. We stock a selection of aftermarket wheels for the NA and they continue to be some of our most popular products, but we’ve opted to include the 350mm wood/chrome wheel here as it manages to blend old and new very well indeed, making it perfect for fitment to the NA, the oldest examples of which are very nearly 30 years old. The wheel fits all NA models without air bags but requires an aftermarket hub adaptor/boss kit to have been fitted previously.
Price: £88.42
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/wood-with-chrome-steering-wheel-mk1-p-434.html

We're able to supply complete carpet sets for both right and left hand drive NA MX-5s
We're able to supply complete carpet sets for both right and left hand drive NA MX-5s

Complete Interior Carpet Set, NA and NB, RHD
Unless you’ve owned your car from new and have been unscrupulously clean whenever you drive it, there’s a very good chance that your MX-5’s interior carpet will be beginning to show signs of wear and tear. We’re able to supply complete interior carpet sets from UK-based Newton Commercial, one of the market leaders in fitted carpets. Not only are the carpets built to OEM-rivaling standards, they’ve been re-designed in order to make fitment a far, far simpler prospect for the home enthusiast, with separate components and two-piece moldings greatly reducing the frustrations associated with re-fitting the one-piece factory carpet. The carpet comes with comprehensive fitting instructions and can be specified in one of six colours. We also recommend ordering the replacement underfelt kit too as from experience the original lining tends to be damaged through wear and tear and even water damage.
Price: £253.49 inc.VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/carpet-complete-interior-mk1-25-p-3570.html

The centre console storage tray is an ideal way of bolting some extra practicality into your NC
The centre console storage tray is an ideal way of bolting some extra practicality into your NC

Centre Console Storage Tray and 12v Power Outlet, NC
No, we’re not going to pretend that bolting in additional storage space will make your MX-5 faster, or that the parts themselves are as sexy as the coilovers and brakes we also stock, but there’s equally no doubting that the extra practicality they offer can prove invaluable, particularly if you use your MX-5 on a daily basis. The Store-It Inset Tray boasts a number of features, and fitting it immediately does away with the NC’s unusable cup holder and replaces it with a sizable tray that’s ideal for holding phones, wallets and keys. It also comes with an integrated 12v outlet for powering or charging electronic devices, and will will arrive complete with a dedicated wiring harness, an elongated replacement lid, and detailed instructions to make installation a breeze.
Price: 75.18inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/centre-console-storage-tray-power-outlet-mk3-p-1538.html

These NB pedal covers are both stylish and effective
These NB pedal covers are both stylish and effective

Aluminium Pedal Cover Set, NB
Sometimes it’s the smallest and simplest changes that can make the biggest difference, and this aluminium pedal cover set is a brilliant example. Consisting of a footrest and three pedal covers made from high quality, brushed aluminium, all four components have an anti-slip coating that’s both striking and highly effective – believe us, we’ve tried it out! The fact that the covers simply slip into place over the factory pedals means that fitment is a doddle, while their size has been carefully controlled and they closely ape that of the originals, in turn making them far easier to use than more common ‘over sized’ pedals that continue to dominate the MX-5 scene.
Price: £38.40inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/aluminium-pedal-cover-mazda-mk2-25-p-2039.html

Pre-drilled with the correct thread, this brushes aluminium gear knob can be fitted within minutes
Pre-drilled with the correct thread, this brushes aluminium gear knob can be fitted within minutes

Brushed Aluminium Gearknob, NA, NB
Rather like the steering wheel covered elsewhere on this list, the impact of a high aftermarket quality knob is all too often overlooked, and ditching your tired, oversized factory fitted example for this brushed aluminium one might just be one of the best changes you can make to your MX-5. We stock a wide variety of gearknobs for all four generations of MX-5 but we’ve chosen to highlight our brushed aluminium one here, mainly as it goes very well with any MX-5 from any era. Stylish and understated, the gearknob is well weighted and comes with the correct thread, meaning it can be fitted in minutes.
Price: £41.12 inc. VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/brushed-aluminium-gearknob-mk1-25-p-368.html

These scuff plates are hard wearing and emit a stunning blue light when the door is opened
These scuff plates are hard wearing and emit a stunning blue light when the door is opened

Illuminated Roadster Scuff Plates, NC
One of IL Motorsport’s most successful creations, these illuminated scuff plates will liven up the interior of any third-gen MX-5. Constructed from 100% stainless steel the plates are both tough and stylish, and more than up to the task of taking knocks and bangs from boots and luggage. The Roadster logo lights up with fantastic blue light whenever the door is opened, bathing the cabin in light. The plates are a like-for-like replacement for the original metal inserts and come with all required wiring, plus instructions.
Price: 82.50 inc. VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/illuminated-roadster-scuff-plates-mk3-35-p-3909.html

You'll be amazed by how handy this storage net actually is
You'll be amazed by how handy this storage net actually is

Centre Console Storage Net, ND
Mazda might’ve advanced the design of the MX-5 with the latest generation, but its very nature means that it will never going to be a particularly practical car, hence why we stock a number of interior accessories designed to make the most of what little storage space there is. Newly launched to coincide with the ND, this centre console storage net is a genuine Mazda accessory. It fits neatly across the inside of the cubby box between the seats and gives a modest increase in storage space. Shipping with a full fitting kit and instructions, the storage net is one of those handy little extra that you’ll soon wonder how you ever did without.
Price: £39.78inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/centre-console-storage-mk4-p-3798.html

These sill plates are a genuine Mazda accessory for the newly launched ND
These sill plates are a genuine Mazda accessory for the newly launched ND

Aluminium Sill Plates, ND
Launching desirable, high quality accessories to support its cars has long been a Mazda strong suite, and these aluminium sill plates for the ND are yet another example. Being a genuine Mazda product the quality of the plates is beyond question, while the high grade of aluminium used in their manufacture is both tough and stylish. They ship with everything required for easy, hassle free free fitting, including a full set of instructions from Mazda.
Price: £90.95 inc. VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/aluminium-sill-plates-mk4-p-3895.html

This well designed centre console is built to OEM-rivalling standards of fit and finish
This well designed centre console is built to OEM-rivalling standards of fit and finish

Re-designed Centre Console With Cupholders, NA
This centre console effectively eliminates two of the principle gripes NA owners have about the interior of their cars, that being the arm rest is too short to be truly comfy, and the complete absence of cupholders. This completely re-designed centre console boasts an enlarged glove box, an elongated arm rest, a pair of integral cupholders and the facility to retain the OEM Mazda key lock and window switches. It’s just another example of a smart product that maximizes what little excess space there is within the NA’s cabin.
Price: £184.13inc VAT
http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/centre-console-mazda-mk1-cupholders-p-1330.html