by kchat on Dec 13, 2011 Vehicle: 1992 Mazda MX-3 2dr Hatchback
Bought my MX3 in high school, and have been driving it ever since.
I have always lived in rural areas in the West and she handles beautifully on the back roads, even in the snow...I have taken her up Mt Hood many times.
I take curves at the same speed as the rest of the highway (in good weather!)
thanks to her Twin-Trapezoidal Link rear suspension.
Maintenance has been minimal/normal: new brakes, clutch, window motor, distributor (twice), muffler (twice).
I have even fit a full size ikea couch in that car, with the hatch closed! Cargo space is amazing for a car that gets 40 mpg in summer highway driving.
Love this car.
by MCannon on Oct 12, 2008 Vehicle: 1992 Mazda MX-3 2dr Hatchback
I've had my car for about one year and it had 248000 miles on it and sat in my uncles drive 4 about a year in a half. After he gave it to me I took that car to hell and back. That little car took a beating and would not give up until I hit a deer and I still drove it home with a busted radiator. The car ended up having 270000 miles on it and seemed like it could of gone double that.
by HondaKiller on Oct 16, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Mazda MX-3 2dr Hatchback
I bought the car used last November for 600 bucks with 125,000 miles on the odometer. So far the only major things I had to replace was the distributor (300 bucks). and a stage 1 clutch ($195). I bought it with a vacuum leak so gas mileage is a little short, but still reasonable. I am mechanic so I can fix the problem when I can find the part. That's probably the only problem....finding parts. Tends to oversteer which is one of the best qualities of this car. Very fun to drive despite only having 90 HP.
by 92mx3 on Feb 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Mazda MX-3 2dr Hatchback
I bought this car for $500 it was
stolen. It needed a clutch and cv's
and a door hand and ignition lock
cylinder. For $1000 total invested
this thing is awsome. It is extremely
fun to drive (I rally it on the way to
work!) No torque steer. it actually
handles like a rear wheel rive slight
oversteer, which is fun I can get the
rear to slide in corners like a rear
drive. All this and it gets a
consistant 30mpg. The only problem is
that I am 6'4" and I have to duck to
see stop lights. Extremely economical
car. After fixing the initial parts I
havent had a problem. 160000 miles on
it now and it doesn't use any oil,
smoke or leak anything.
by Project RS-R on Nov 25, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 Mazda MX-3 2dr Hatchback
I purchased this car with 11 miles on
it and 10 years and 165,000 miles
later it is still going strong. I
cannot complain about this little fun
car. I wish Mazda would add it back to
the line up cause I would get another
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