1980 Mazda GLC 1.4 from North America
Good little car!
Recalled to replace the catalytic converter and distributor.
Loss of power during acceleration in 1985; carburetor overhauled by the dealership, which failed to correct the problem. The dealer needed to repeat the overhaul to correct the power loss.
Engine overheating at over 50 mph in 1985; radiator clogged and was replaced.
Despite purchasing "rustproofing", the car rusted extensively in the door sills and rear hatch.
Starter replaced with defective part, which the dealer replaced with a good unit at no extra charge.
Finally, at 120,000 miles the head gasket blew, and the engine was worn out and burned a quart of oil every 500 miles.
Repairs and replacement parts were rather expensive for small economy car.
Nice economy car that gave me good transportation for the most part.
Good brakes, easy handling, and a smooth-shifting four on the floor tranny.
Comfortable seating and good visibility.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2013