1990 Mazda 323 LX 1.6 litre from North America
Overall very good so far..
Waterpump leaking when purchased.
Replaced timing belt and idler pulley unnecessarily.
Replaced alternator belt and power steering belt.
Replaced all rad hoses and thermostat and rad cap.
Seems to be a oil leak somewhere on the valve cover or the head gasket which runs onto the exhaust. Not too bad, but more of an annoyance. Can some one help me to learn the origins of this oil leak... Is it a common problem on this engine design. Thank you.
Also is the alternator overheating. Seems to be running hot. Comments?
Only have owned the car for about a month. I have done all the repairs myself which were fairly easy and straight forward. Price of parts was reasonable compared to other vehicles I have owned.
I bought the car for my girlfriend. My main concern is for reliability, and it seems to be fitting the bill so far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th January, 2005