1989 Mazda 121Review
It Wont Die! —
I bought the car as my first car in 2001 for £900 with the intention of driving it till it broke and then getting something a little fancier................... 7 years later its still going! I painted it a couple of years after I got it and it looked good for about 3 months until an unfortunate servicing accident with a wall the everyone started driving into it so I gave up trying to make it look nice and now it looks a bit sad with peeling and faded paint. Performance it much better that you would expect, the litte 1.3 engine has quite a bit of grunt and has a nice sound to it too even with the "pea shooter" exhaust on it. I have surprised many a boy racer with bigger engines and performance cars out of the lights with it! It just refuses to die, other than normal service parts the only thing that has ever gone wrong with it was the electronic ignition voltage regulator in the distributor gave up one night on the motorway. Got a new one and has been sweet ever since. Im not gentle with cars the way I see it is the red line is there to be driven to but the manic Mazda takes everything I throw at it. I would recommend these cars to anyone who wants a car that drives well, wont die and is very spacious for its size (once had 2 washing machines in the back). Great 1st car.
Cons: Not the best looking car
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