1993 Mazda 121 1.3 Manual from Australia and New Zealand
Great Run Around with good performance
Clutch is starting to wear out, shouldn't be expensive to replace.
Reverse is hard to engage, doesn't always go into reverse, you need to put it into first then try again to get reverse.
Bit of a bad smell coming though Air Con.
Great little car with pretty good performance (when the air conditioner is off!!!)
Good handling, sticks to the road quite well except not in the wet! (like most front wheel drives) Can feel a bit dodgy to steer.
Nice big roomy interior, steering wheel may sit a bit low and tight for larger people, but I'm real skinny and its nice and comfortable. Back seat has heaps more room then other small cars, about a 15cm gap between seats when the front is far back.
Cheap to service, common little car that has cheap parts and easy to get.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2005