Mazda 121 Review from Netherlands

1992 Mazda 121 GLX 1.3i-16v

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3i-16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired97200 kilometres
Most recent distance104500 kilometres


A cute car, with great qualities


When I bought the car there wasn't hardly a light bulb that worked so I had to renew almost all lights.

At 98.000 km I had the distribution belt renewed.

At 101.000 km two new front wheel tires.

General Comments:

The 121 Bubble (in Holland people call it "the bowler hat") is very roomy and comfortable (I am 1,90 m tall)

It's acceleration is amazing for a small car looking like this (0-100 km/h in 11 sec.)

The trunk is quite large, swallows the holiday luggage of 2 persons easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review