by Tony Richardson
Date Added: Thursday 10 September, 2015
I have deliberated over getting a wind deflector for some time but as I kept getting ear ache from the factory fit one on my 3.5 PHT I took the plunge. At the MX5 rally I was able to see lots in place both the mesh and the clear one. I was advised by numerous people to go for the mesh. I bought one.
It came within 1 day - brilliant. Install is very easy. The factory wind deflector is held in place by a bracket that is carefully prised away from the body. It is only held in by spring clips.
This is reused with the new brackets attached. Instructions are easy.
The mesh deflector appears well made and comes with a cover - not that it is likely to be removed.
As I am tall I was concerned that it would have an impact on how far my seat goes back but it makes no difference.
Installation only took about 15mins. Word of caution - be careful not to drop the washers or thumb screw down the back of the roof if you have a PHT. Luckily I found mine quite quickly.
Visibility is slightly compromised but not to any great extent. No more than if you had a dog guard in your other car.
I have yet to use it for a long journey but at the moment it certainly makes a difference.
I personally think it looks the part as well.
You will not be disappointed.