1994 Mazda 121 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1994 Mazda 121 Bubble 1.3L 16v from Malta

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3L 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance49500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

A Hidden Sports Car, Waiting for you to make it Sporty

Faults:

Absolutely Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is very quick. It has got quite a big engine for it's size and weight.

Very carefully chosen gear ratios.

Very spacious and comfortable for its size and weight.

Economic and environmental friendly.

Very reliable, which proves the expertise of the Japanese cars and Mazda.

All I did to the car is tuned it a little speedier and inserted a sporty set of alloys and wider tires.

The above resulted in better grips when it comes to cornering, better acceleration due to more tire friction and certainly a more sporty look.

Initially this is not a sports car, but it only needs very little modification to make it a very sporty car.

Raced it against Honda Civic 1.6L 16V Honda Prelude 20L Turbo, Peugeot 206 XT, Toyota Starlet 1.5 16v and got the better of them especially in 1st - 3rd gear acceleration and cornering.

This is probably due to its small size and light weight and the magnificent Mazda made 16V on a 1.3L engine.

This car performed better also because of less wheel spin.

My next project on this car will be light side-skirts and possibly rear spoiler.

I am only 20 years old and my sports racing heart is in love with this car.

I will probably never think about getting a different model.

This is also because it's a family gift for my 20th birthday, since my last model, newly owned, gave me loads of trouble when it came to reliability and had to sell it for a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003

7th Jan 2004, 01:51

Hey I agree. I have the i.3 auto. Though mine looks sporty because of the Mazda speed body kit. Front bumper kit, Rear bumper, Headlight covers, And 2 spoilers one mounted to the roof the other on the boot. Oh yea it also has a rage pro system back box and blue neons to match the car.

Just one question what size of alloys did you install on your Mazda. as the standard ones are only small 13". And id like to install 15"+

1994 Mazda 121 1.3 from Israel

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance134000 kilometres

Summary:

The best possible car in its price range

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This is the most amazing car I've heard about. I think it has the highest possible reliability /price ratio. Nothing ever went wrong.

The only "problem" is that it is not the most comfortable car if you drive more than 3 hours without stopping.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2003

1994 Mazda 121 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance64230 kilometres

Summary:

This car is reliable and a good little performer

Faults:

Interior light

One head lamp, left hand side.

Broken top release button on the rear folding seats.

Broken back right hand side door seal.

General Comments:

This is my first car and it has proven to be a reliable and economical transport for a young driver.

Relative to the capacity of the car's motor, 1300cc, it has good performance.

Seats and interior are of a good finish quality.

Consider a Mazda for a car as the finish quality is very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2001

1994 Mazda 121 1.3 from Israel

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired63888 kilometres
Most recent distance63940 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

If you can find one in a good shape - get it!!

Faults:

Nothing at all. A perfect small loving car.

General Comments:

All though it is a small car, it's like a wild cat on the road.

A unique look of a small car with a small "behind" gives her the reputation of the cutest car in town!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 11 reviews