1989 Mazda 323 SE 1.3 16v from UK and Ireland
One good drift car
The distributor failed and the tracking went when I hit a hedge at 80mph.
Also I knocked the anti-roll bar off on a bump in the road at 50mph overtaking someone in a 30 zone.
Engine would stall, so you had to use the handbrake to slow down when in traffic - can get you odd looks.
For best results do behind modded cars, and take roundabouts at 90mph to win.
Performance was very good, if you pushed the car to 7,500 rpm in EVERY gear you just about reach 110 mph. Handling at this speed was optimal, especially with its 155 budget tyres.
The seats were comfy, but didn't really hold you in when your taking sharp corners at excessive speeds.
Another point - The brakes had a tendency to lock the wheels from about 5 mph.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th July, 2004