A performance bargain with luxury, performance and love or hate me charm
Engine expired at 230 000kms.
Electric window motors faulty (common).
Gearbox crunchy on 1st to 2nd changes (common).
Plastic intake manifold boot cracked (Common).
Power antenna no longer retracts.
Windscreen wipers occasionally call for ignition to be switched off before working.
Big bore 4cyl pulls well off boost (low revs).
All the power options you would get in a current car of same class.
Electrics can be tricky, though aren't all Mazda's of that era?
Great potential for further modification.
Parts can be hard to come by though!
4 wheel steer is great for parking.
Good balance between ride and handling.
Quite cabin, low road noise.
Doesn't behave or Feel as heavy as it is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2003