Mazda Astina Review from UK and Ireland

1991 Mazda Astina GTi 1.8i

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carChrysler Neon


Under stated peace of magic.. i love this car for so many different reasons


Suspension strut came through the boot, heavily corroded.

Rusty sun roof.

General Comments:


Great handling

Sharp edges


Pop up lights

Nice interior; the sporty seats keep you in place

Fast but economical

Engine similar to Ford Zetec on later models

Practical for family

Low ride (not so good if you have trouble getting in and out of an average hatch; this car is as low as an MR2)

Disc brakes all round

5 door hatch

Built in spoilers x2

Electric sunroof

Electric windows all round

Central locking all round

Immobiliser with hand set and key

Alloys as standard

Power steering

The doors on my 323 thud no slamming, and it's 19 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2010

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review