1975 Mazda 1300 Deluxe Sedan 1.3 OHC from Australia and New Zealand
Love in a Japanese tin can
Several clutches replaced.
Front seats new springs twice.
Radiator reconditioned twice.
New engine mounts.
New vent lever for the interior vent (next to the door).
A few other things (difficult to recall after 37 years).
My mother bought this car new in 1975 for about $3,300.
I bought it in 1990, and still own it.
Worked hard for first 22 years (kids to school, taught 2 people to drive, full loads, country trips etc)... now used once/week.
Heaps of room for this type of car. Can carry a soft bag up front for the passenger and still have leg room (not so in a new car). Good rear leg room.
Fantastic visibility, front, sides and back (not so in a new car).
Engine is a sweetie. Good power and torque (although earlier 1300 models were faster). Sounds good.
Fantastic fresh air ventilation.
Is LOVED, LOVED, LOVED.
REALLY fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2012