1993 Mazda MX3 Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1993 Mazda MX3 Autozam 1.5 DOHC fuel injection from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 DOHC fuel injection Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

Affordable beauty prior to your Porsche

Faults:

Got it used and straightaway changed the timing belt, re-aligned and balanced the wheels.

Wheels bearing needed to be changed, brake pads as well.

Sometimes won't start at 'P'.

Air con when switched on emits a rapid clicking sound when the RPM is low. No complaints about the coolness though.

General Comments:

Power and pick-up sluggish at best. Body parts are impossible to find, this car being imported reconditioned from Japan. Only about 5 are running here.

Engine parts are not a problem. Other Mazda and Ford model parts work just fine.

Comfort is compromised due to racing seats and 16" rims. Handles superbly in return.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2001

1993 Mazda MX3 1.5 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 injection Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance63000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

A inexpensive coupe with great looks and excellent reliability, I highly recommend them!

Faults:

C.V. joints wore out and were replaced by the dealer.

Front coil springs made a noise when the steering was turned (apparently grease was enough to fix this).

General Comments:

The car handles beautifully.

Has a lovely driving position.

On the negative side, if you are tall you may need to dislocate a few joints to get in the door, particularly if someone else parks beside you. I suppose most two doors are like this but in the MX3 the low seats make it worse.

Once you have negotiated the door, there is loads of leg and head room in the front at least.

The boot door is a bit heavy to lift also, which is a bit annoying.

The gear change is very nice and overall, despite a few glitches, I love the car.

If you in the Rep. of Ireland however, beware of the insurance costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2001

1993 Mazda MX3 3D 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

An affordable and reliable little sports car!

Faults:

Drivers side key hole damaged - not sure if due to vandalism or too much use.

The car feels like it is going to die out sometimes when it is stopped.

General Comments:

I really like this car, it's cute and sporty.. Get a lot of looks in it, great car - goes fast enough for me!

It would be perfect if it were my old '86 Celica under the hood, had to sell that because it was out dated :(

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th November, 2000

1993 Mazda MX3 GS Special Edition 1.8 V-6 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 V-6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

High performance sleeper :)

Faults:

Nothing that I haven't caused by racing it (clutch died after running 16 flat, probably due to the 7800 RPM speed shifts).

General Comments:

I love this car! Spectacular performance! Surprised many a V-8 Mustang owner with its high RPM power, and several VTEC Honda owners with its low RPM grunt.

I now have a ACT stage II clutch, which makes it even more fun to drive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th September, 2000

20th Aug 2001, 22:42

I wrecked my 2.5 MX3 GSR. I cannot think of driving anything else! 2 broken legs, Danny Connell, I will find one.

26th Apr 2004, 05:27

You can go to FX Designs, and get a body kit and a spoiler for your MX3. They have a few different body kits you can get, and it's at an alright price. www.fxdesigns.com.

As for your spoiler, try searching eBay first. FX does have them, but they're really expensive.

Hope that helped. Kevin.

1993 Mazda MX3 AZ3 1.5 DOHC 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 DOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19 RTi 1.4

Summary:

Worth every penny, but shop around!!! (in Ireland anyway)

Faults:

Front fog lamps have broken twice, due to bad Irish roads!!

General Comments:

Very nippy for a 1.5.

Heavy fuel consumption!!

Very bad urban return.

Good for tax and insurance, considering the performance.

Not very good max speed or "flat out", it is a Jap so it is restricted, but 0-60 is........... fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2000

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 40 reviews