Mazda 323 Review from Colombia

1994 Mazda 323 Coupe 1.3

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 9

Summary:

Take away that monster from me

Faults:

Blue smoke at 70.000 Km.

Constant overheating.

Electrical starting problems.

I had to change ball bearings every 10.000 km.

Noises everywhere.

Broken carpets, broken ashtray, all plastic parts falling down.

General Comments:

It's expensive, all spear parts costs like hell.

Engine's life is too short, at 70.000 Km. looked like 200.000 of any other brand. It's a general problem in Mazda Colombia and nobody does anything.

Unreliable, my insurance company hated me because of my constant assistance callings. I used to travel besides towing truck driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2003

Average review marks: 3.6 / 10, based on 1 review