by Norman Hughes
Date Added: Friday 29 July, 2016
Very disappointing. After scouring every aftermarket battery supplier (all claiming to offer an MX5 battery but none even close to the correct physical dimension to fit) I finally bit the bullet and bought this one. I cannot comment on life or charge holding but, although claiming to be the right size, it is a very poor fit in my Mk 2.5. The battery clamp sits too high (there is now a gap of around 20mm between the clamp and boot floor) and the hardboard cover doesn't lie properly.
I'm beginning to wish I'd just bought a Panasonic replacement as although the one I took out was "tired" it was the original and still working after 10+ years!