1993 Mazda MX3 GS 1.8L V6 from North America
An affordable fun sports car
Valve Cover gasket needed changing - 30$CD + 1 hour of my time.
2 Right front CV axles (This is because the replacement one died after a day of being on the car) - 300$
Ball joint - 150$
Driver door lock is ceased - Don't know yet.
I love this car. I got it cheap from a friend and plus it had 248,000kms on her. :s, but I figure if the engine goes, Ill buy the Japanese 2.5L KLZE engiine anyways. Its win-win. This car has some good power and has enough torque to leave civics, saturns, and any other mid-end rice-mobiles behind. Lots of fun to drive even around town. I don't like the transmission though, at 100kmh I'm at 3000RPM and at 120kmh, its at 3500RPM. Kinda high, but still reasonable. Interior is one of a sports car, it doesn't let you forget it either. Bucket seats and a low stance add to the luxury. Though this car is expensive to maintain if stuff goes wrong, I have been lucky and cannot complain too much. Gas is decent, 28$CD and the tank is full (91 Octane) and takes me 300-450kms (Depends on how I drive).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2004
I think actually high revs at normal speeds are a Mazda thing, my 1980 RX-7 revs at 3,300 rpm at 100kms. The problem with the rotary is that at those revs it really eats the gas, but why are you complaining? from what I have read on other reviews it still gets around 30mpgs that's about twice what my car gets and thus the reason I am buying an MX3 tomorrow!