1975 Mazda 1300 Estate 1.3 OHC (1.3)
A cheap first car runabout
The piston rings wore out at 80,000 miles so I had to rebuild the engine with oil control rings and new big ends.
The bodywork became increasingly rusty until it could no longer be welded.
The performance was good after the engine rebuild.
Running costs were low due to good fuel economy, being able to use 2 star/unleaded petrol, and cheap insurance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2002