Mazda RX4 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1974 Mazda RX4 LA23S 13B REAPS

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 13B REAPS Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

If you have the opportunity to buy one - do it

Faults:

Since I bought it, it's ran well, and have only had to change the odd rotor button and dizzy cap, automatic and diff from old age.

Other than that, the routine maintenance every 5000km of an oil change, does wonders, and it's used as a daily driver, clocking up around 1000km a week.

They're not the most economical on fuel, but I have got no regrets as it's an old skool rotor, and it's all about cruising in style.

General Comments:

The RX4 coupes are awesome, with pillarless side windows.

The wrap around dash and roof console makes it like no other car.

Just the ornamental features all over it add character to the muscly looking, Japanese styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2006

1974 Mazda RX4 sedan 13B Bridgeport

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 13B Bridgeport Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carMazda RX3

Summary:

I miss her so much, mummy!!

Faults:

The diff started making a huge noise on the highway and I had to grandma it home.

The clutch plate started slipping so my mate and I went about fixing it only to blow the gearbox the next day.

Too numerous amounts of little annoying things to mention.

General Comments:

This car was my favourite, my first rotor. I wish I never let her go, but the decision was out of my hands. Just one of those projects that went wrong.

I've had her off the clock I'd say we were doing about 230 km/h. Just beautiful.

The dash is just awesome in the series two, full cockpit style, very sweet with Recaros.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews