1997 Mazda 323 1.5 gasoline from Belgium
If you want the definition of 'reliable', look no further
- Tires needed replacement at 140000 KM.
- Wiper linkage broke at 90000 KM.
- Radiator in 2007.
- Two batteries.
- Shock absorber at 235000 km.
- Steering wheel falling apart at 235000 km.
This car is a demon. It is very forgiving about abuse, and just keeps on running, no matter what you throw at it. It is underpowered when you're pulling a trailer. Other than that, it drives you where you want to go without complaints.
The only downside is its cargo space: even with the back seats down, it is too small. OTOH, a van would be more suitable for what I'm doing with the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2011