1997 Mazda Capella from Australia and New Zealand
A pile of rubbish
Rear struts have gone at 13500.. To be expected I guess, but very expensive to replace compared to other models.
Transmission constantly leaks despite several trips to the dealer to be repaired.
Interior trim is starting to fall to bits.
Slow to change between gears.
Our car appears to be an oddball Japanese import with parts being a bit hard to source unless you don't mind paying the big money for genuine parts. E.G new rotor could not be found so had to get genuine part from dealer... most look the same but they are not.
The car is not the best on fuel either, despite regular servicing.
The engine revs high and is very noisy for little performance, has rattles and knocks in it til it warms up.
To be fair, the car has done what we wanted it to do, but the repairs cost now far outweigh its value, so we won't be spending anymore money on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th July, 2009