1975 Mazda 1300 Estate 1.3 OHC (1.3)

Summary:

A cheap first car runabout

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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