17th Jun 2007, 04:34
I loved my GLC! My family bought the car new in '83. It was my dad's commuter car for years and we took it on a few cross-country trips. After that, it sat for a couple of years until it became mine in '96, with 92,000 miles on it. I drove it to school, to work, and in to the ground. It has 292,000 miles on it, with the original clutch, transmission, and many other original parts that weren't ruined by my "first car" phase. Unfortunately, she's going in to retirement this week. (That's why I'm posting... I think I'm going through withdrawal.) The only time I ever got stuck was once when I ran out of gas. (I understand that this is a problem that will stop any car.) This car never let me down and was always fun to drive. If I had the money and time, I'd probably restore it. (Obviously just for me... everyone else thinks I'm crazy for driving it this long...)
20th Jul 2007, 10:03
I purchased brand new in September 1984 off the showroom a 1985 Mazda GLC LX model for about $8,700.00 It was the best car I have ever owned before or after. The car averaged over 30 miles per gallon with a five-speed and on long trips got about 44 miles per gallon. It had the manual sunroof. At 93,000 miles I began to have carburetor problems and took it to a local shop in the suburbs of Buffalo, N.Y. He told me to put some carburetor spray in it. It ran great for another 50,000 miles. I had to retire the vehicle after 11 wonderful years when the back springs rusted through the hatch. The best vehicle ever made, I say.
30th Aug 2007, 21:12
I just bought a 82 Mazda GLC sport at an auction with 24,000 miles on it. Needless to say its real clean. Its 25 years old, but I hope it holds up so I can drive it to work and school. Any suggestions or thoughts?
13th Apr 2008, 22:17
Any of you folks that still have GLC's have any problems finding parts. I've found that I can't get a lot of parts anymore. Any advise?