2001 Mazda 323 GLX 1.6 from Norway
RUST! And a lot of it.
The car drives well and is well equipped for its price tag. On longer drives of 1 hour+, it becomes uncomfortable. Partly because of the seats, and partly because of the rough ride and road/wind noise.
The car I bought looked as good as new. Still shiny paint, and the interior looking and feeling as new!
The car had been well maintained with annual servicing.
However, this was still not enough, as the car had heaps of filler applied to it under the body. The car had rusted way beyond repairability many years ago and will never pass another MOT. It has severe rust damage on all 4 corners, and also alongside.
Despite all the servicing, the fact that it had only done 58000KM in 13 years tells me that this car is of poor quality. I am utterly disappointed by Mazda.
A mechanic, judged by the looks of the damage that the car was already rusted beyond repair when it was 10 years old. And, judging by the service book back then, only had done 40000KM.
Never another Mazda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2015