1995 Mazda MX3 RS 1.6 4 cylinder from North America
A sexy little car
Since I had the car it's had an alternator belt that need to be replaced, but I think it was the dealers fault for spraying degreaser on it. I then needed to replace the rotor, ignition wires and distributor cap because my rpms would drop to about 300 until it cut off whenever I put the rear defogger, headlights, and a/c on. I still need to change my Valve cover gasket, there's an oil leak coming from there that spills onto the engine and creates gunk all over it.
I expected a little bit more from my Mx3 performance wise, but I don't think it's the car. I think it was the previous owners neglect that has caused the problems with mine because with all it's flaws she's still been very good to me and I drive her a lot. The pick up can be sluggish at times, there's a burning smell from the spilling engine oil out of the valve cover gasket being cooked, but at least I know what it is and it's fairly cheap to fix. I could actually fix it myself if I'd take the time and gather the bravery. I'm already attached to my little Mx and hope that I have her for years to come.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th March, 2004