2002 Mazda 323 GSi 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Lots of niggly faults
Failed MOT on perished drop link bush covers.
Windscreen washers stopped working - might be blocked.
CV joints clicking.
Rear nearside wheel bearing went.
Alarm goes off when you unlock the driver's door, and the alarm continues to go off after the engine is started. Only way to stop it is to stop the car and lock and unlock the tailgate.
Not overly impressed. The ride is fairly harsh and bumpy, although the handling is quite good.
Well equipped - climate control, electric windows x 4, electric sunroof.
Noisy engine and fairly sluggish with the auto box.
The car always starts first time, but have been disappointed with faults, particularly the wheel bearing.
The oil filter is virtually impossible to access from the engine bay.
Car is fairly thirsty - as low as 27 MPG around town. Up to 40 MPG on a run.
Not as fault free as previous Japanese cars I have owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st March, 2013