1991 Mazda MX3 Review

1991 Mazda MX3 Autozam AZ3 1.5i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 kilometres
Most recent distance80200 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo


One cool little motor!


My only problem currently is a dodgy headlamp switch which I am led to believe is common with Japanese MX3's.

Also the rocker cover gasket needs to be replaced.

The paint doesn't survive well on Irish roads.

General Comments:

I love my little car!

It looks great and has not dated at all, I still get people telling me what a cool car I have even though it's 10 years old now.

Performance is average enough for a small car with a 1.5i engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2001

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review