1998 Mazda 323 ZXi V6 2.0 V6 from UK and Ireland
Speed and Luxury and just so much fun
Very Little - the Front Anti-Roll Strut failed, but this was covered by the warranty. Also the exhaust midsection needed replacing. But it was the original and 3 years isn't bad. I have had cars need the same section twice in a year... Very reliable.
A wonderful car although not cheap to run.
Handles like a dream and is docile enough round town, but don't hit 4000 RPM in 1st..YIKES.
Comfortable and well equipped.
A Firm ride, but then it's a sports car so what do you expect.
Not frugal on petrol, but if you buy any V6 you are not counting the pennies for go-go juice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2003
12th Apr 2004, 09:43
I've had a 98R 323 Zxi for around 5 months now, and I have just got to totally agree with this review... This car is incredibly quick, and handles beautifully. Every single friend that has been in it so far has commented on how good looking it is, and the glorious roar produced when opening up the throttle.
Sure, 30+mpg is tricky, and you'll be lucky to get 300 miles out of a tank, unless you ALWAYS change gear at very low revs. But then what's the point in buying one of these if you want to drive it like a Micra?!?! You'll become addicted to that noise, trust me!
What's gone wrong? rear washer jet motor doesn't work. That's it!!
And I have to agree again... hit 4000rpm in first (or any gear really!) and hold on for dear life!!