1992 Mazda 121 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand
L/H boot needed to be done at around 98,000.
Electrics sometimes play up for example the high beams have completely gone unless you hold it back (like when you flick them).
Dash lighting has recently been going dim for days at a time and then back to normal.
However we suspect these problems were the fault of the people who installed the aftermarket Cd player.
It's easy to drive, handles great for a small non-performance car.
Accellerates like a tank with Rosie O'Donnell driving it. Which can sometimes be dangerous if you ask me because at times you NEED that acceleration and it's just not there. You really have to rev guts out of it to get it accelerating at a decent rate.
I've backed into a 2000 model magna in a shopping centre carpark... The magna had a small scuff on it (could've been polished out) BUT the 121 folded like paper for such a small prang. At least a $300 - $400 (AUD) repair.
Mileage is great, if I buy another 121 it will be because of the mileage. I can get to Brisbane and back (140kms all up) for $10 - $12.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2003
6th Mar 2005, 02:25
Does anyone have a book for it?
20th Aug 2006, 17:19
Hi, I am an owner of a 1992 Mazda 121 "bubble". It is my second 121 as the other one was crashed into by a bus. I have found them to be very economical and easy to drive in the city or on open road. I have also got a owners manual from the previous owner.