Base Convertible (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)
|Ratings Key||Minimal Problems||Moderate Problems||Significant Problems|
Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Spark Plug Wires and the Engine Crankshaft. Failure of the Engine Crankshaft will prevent the vehicle from starting.
The cost to repair the Spark Plug Wires is estimated at $61.55 for parts and $32.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Engine Crankshaft is estimated at $2,150.00 for parts and $1,040.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Transmission & Driveline|
|Steering & Suspension|
|Heating & Air Conditioning||
This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant may be possible; however, Mazda has not released any information on retrofitting at this time.
The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Starting & Charging|
|Overall||4 out of 5|