1992 Mazda 323 from North America
This has been a fairly reliable car. I had a few minor issues with the car not too long after I bought it. The battery went dead and the axles required replacing. Of course the car was also three years old when I bought it. The only gripes I have concern the seats and the air conditioning. The seats are horribly uncomfortable which make long trips very hard on my back. Also, the air conditioning has gone out three times. I live in Texas where we desperately need a/c during the Summer. I also found out that the car was flood damaged not too long after I got it. So, I do not think I would recommend Jay Marks Mazda to anyone. In any case, I would considering buying another Mazda if Mazda could produce a car that got better gas mileage. My next car will either be a Honda or Toyota because Japanese make the best cars!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th March, 2003
25th Jun 2003, 13:25
You made your last comment as though Toyota's and Honda's are the only Japanese cars... in case you didn't know, Mazda's are a Japanese car as well!
7th Jun 2004, 18:29
Mazda is an european company, not a Japanese. They are also a division of Ford Motor Co.
Second, Japanese automakers are not the only ones who make good cars. GM and Ford make good reliable cars that will last longer than Japanese cars.
12th Aug 2004, 01:32
I think you'd better look up the history of Mazda, it originated in Japan, and though Ford has a controlling share in it "now", its headquarters and main base of operations remains in Hiroshima Japan (that includes production).
Read the corporate news at www.mazda.com if you don't believe me.