I am the 2nd documented owner, the First owner had a 16 year old child that did not know how to handle a car like this or appreciate it. I bought it, rebuilt it, and it blows my LX out of the water as far as performance, comfort and styling. The fact it shares the BG Chassis with Mazda makes it a bit easier to find aftermarket performance parts. I have put about 700 miles on my car since June, and I love it. All K&N Filters, 205-55ZR15's, and it handles like a dream. Comes factory with Tokico struts, which is a great manufacturer of suspension equip. I absolutely love it and plan on keeping it to hand down to my son. Not a Mustang, but I blow by those anyways. I recommend it 100%!
Extra side bolster seat support, Punchy BP05 I4 Mazda DOHC engine, Tight suspension, Great maneuverability, Aggressive styling, Overall well rounded sub compact sports car.
Stronger Transmissions, as the G-series in them is not the strongest one for people who like to power shift. No improvements as these cars are, in my opinion, rated better in drivability over the competitor, Civic.
Factory ordered this car in '90 been driving it ever since. Fully optioned except for the 5-speed. Fun to drive (still drives like new), quick, easy on the wallet. Replaced the ignition switch and rear springs. That's it.
This is the only car that sold itself
to me! The salesman didn't have to do
anything. After the air conditioner was
fixed in only 1 year, the next big
problem was the air flow meter did not
read right, causing the the engine go
lean and sputter once the engine warmed
up-fixed under the warranty just before
it expired. At about '99 the tiny
coolant lines that run to the air
intake (these set idle speed fast when
coolant is cold)busted and my coolant
boiled out (see improvement
It may wear on you cruising the
interstate by the hour, the suspension
is a bit stiff. But for anything
shorter it rides just fine and is good
at handling curves.
It is just plain fun to drive. I could
put bikes and chairs in back that
probably would not fit in the later ZX2.
The oil filter should not be located
directly over the exhaust pipe. The car
always smokes after the oil filter is
changed. Too many things are
accessible only from underneath the
car. Tire size 185/60R15 was hard to
I am the second owner of this car, my
aunt bought it brand new and took
excellent care of it, and when i turned
16 the car became mine. I had no
problems at first but since i've gotten
it we've had to replace the alternator
3 times...going on 4 soon. the battery
has been replaced many times due to the
alternator draining it. Other than the
alternator i've had no big problems
sunroof, exterior design
Find out what is wrong with the
alternator!!! and get rid of that ugly
light interior color, it's gross.
I'm the OEM buyer of this car and it's
been great. The mileage, the performance
and just the sheer fun of the vehicle.
I can stash any of my bicycles into the
back (including my recumbent) and the
only time it's ever been towed is when
the missus parked it badly. The biggest
improvement I made was to replace the
sport Eagle GT+4 tires with touring
tires and replacing the OEM struts with
gas charged struts.