Date Added: Friday 12 February, 2010
Ordered this about 11pm on Thursday night, arrived on Monday morning. Slowest service I've ever had from MX5parts.co.uk and still very fast.
Had considered the light weight version but went for this because my hood's in terrible shape and really needs replacing. Despite pouring rain and inches of snow my car stayed bone dry. Couldn't believe it, I thought it would work, but I didn't think it would be this good.
I can't understand the reviews that say that it's hard to fit. It's a doddle! lie it on the roof, find the label that says front and unroll it. Pull the elastic bit over both bumpers and secure using the ties. It's about as complex as putting a shower cap on your head. Fits my MkII like a dream, and there would be room for a spoiler or a boot rack.
I only have one criticism, which prevents it from being a 5*: The ties under the car which hold the cover down are a pain. You basically end up rolling around on the floor to get the tie from one side of the car to the other, which is fine if you have a driveway but not fine if you park on a fairly busy road like me. What this product needs is either ties that go around the wheels instead of under the car or some kind of flexible pole to push the ties under the car.
If you're looking to keep your car safe from the horrid wet weather, especially if your hood's as dodgy as mine then I recommend this cover.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]