by Tim Hargest
Date Added: Thursday 04 October, 2012
I originally thought that these side tonneau covers ought to have been supplied as standard equipment with every Mk 3 MX-5. However, I can now see that if your MX-5 is used for regular transport (mine is not) where you're regularly lowering and raising the roof then it's likely that you won't bother to fit these covers each time. However, if like me you're in the lucky position of having an MX-5 for high days and holidays (and therefore mostly drive with the roof down) then these covers beautifully cover up the dust traps on each side of the folded roof, significantly smartening up the appearance. Note that the tonneau brackets don't interfere with normal roof operation. When I do raise my roof I simply pop the covers in the boot.
Like other reviewers I didn't receive fitting instructions in the pack, but like other reviewers these were promptly e-mailed to me by MX5parts. Fitting is simple, but unless you've fitted before you will need the instructions (which are however slightly confusing and certainly poorly numbered [with two step 7s!]). Note that the brackets are handed (mine were confusingly pre-attached to the wrong covers!).