1995 Mazda Eunos Review

1995 Mazda Eunos Presso 1.5 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 kilometres
Most recent distance68000 kilometres


Great looker, wicked handling, but underpowered



General Comments:

This car is very reliable, has average fuel economy for its size (7.6km/litre round town, 13 long haul), and has quite poor acceleration for a car which is styled in a sports vein (0-60MPH in 15 seconds).

On the positive it handles brilliantly and sticks to the road like glue - it may not win any races, but it really feels like a sports car.

Build quality is fair, but rattles quite a bit.

It has heaps of boot space and the rear seats fold down to give even more, although it isn't really practical to have people in the back seats for any longer than about 5 minutes due to lack of room.

This car is a poor cousin of the Mazda MX-5 (and MX-3) Get one of these if you can instead, but if you need some extra space this car might do. Avoid the 1.5 litre version if you are interested in performance and find a 1.8 V6 - the worlds smallest V6 (at the time anyway).

The Eunos Presso is the same as a AZ-3, and has the same body and interior as the MX-3.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2006

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review