Date Added: Saturday 01 June, 2013
Further update to my last post. I spoke to Mark at MX5 parts and I was offered a replacement set of Trim Springs at a discount which I accepted. The reason for this is that these springs are not available in pairs or singly.
I had these fitted at my local trusted garage and the car passed the MoT. I do feel the replacement pair of front springs fitted, ( there was no reason to change the rears), are slightly more compliant than the ones that snapped.
I feel I have had excellent service from MX5 parts and while I also accept that broken springs are an issue on the NA MX5, I still feel suspension springs should last longer than 7 - 8k miles. No one I have spoken to appears to have a reason why the NA model appears to suffer from suspension spring breakages.
I would like to give MX5 Parts 5* for customer service but the jury is still out on the durability of the Trim Springs.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]