1987 Mazda 323 GLX 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Great practical classic
No faults with the car at all.
The idle speed got adjusted and the cam belt was replaced at 40,000 miles
For a car which is almost 27 years old, I can't fault it, it has so far been very reliable and I have done many long distance trips (one almost 600 miles) and it didn't miss a beat.
Fuel economy at 26 MPG isn't great compared to today's cars, but it makes up for that in reliability.
When driving long distance it is smooth and comfortable, but slightly more noisy at the 80mph mark than some cars, but it's not noticeable.
Performance isn't fantastic; it's slow off the mark, but great once into higher gears.
Oh, a small thing; on a wet day at a higher speeds, you have to be careful on corners... The car sticks to the road well, but when you do push it a little too much, it gets angry and the back end has gotten wobbly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th December, 2013