1995 Mazda Eunos Presso 1.5 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Great looker, wicked handling, but underpowered
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