Mazda 121 Metro Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Mazda 121

Metro Car Review

NRMA Motoring Date: 17 May

Mazda has used a wide in styling with its 121 model the past ten years with the shape being very and practical, but certainly not in the running to any awards in contemporary styling. its overall aesthetics are quite and pleasing with restyled grille, front and rear plus added roof combining to give it that lift.

This latest upgrade concentrates on freshening the of a vehicle that is endeavouring to for a wide variety of transport in an attempt to satisfy the many of today’s modern young

There is fierce competition in the car segment of the market with price warring taking in an attempt to gain the edge. The therefore competes directly Barina, Charade, Civic, Excel, Festiva, Lanos, Pyzar, Satria and Swift, as as many other models in the category of small hatches and

Mazda continues its range of 1.3 and 1.5 Metro hatchbacks with and automatic transmissions available both engine sizes. The 1.3 and 1.5 with manual transmission are at $15,490 and $18,390 respectively, automatic transmission available in at an extra $1600. All models the ‘Shades’ decal attached, is part of a long term promotion including an air conditioning normally costing $1870.

Our test vehicle was a 1.5 litre complete with standard airbag, power steering and tilt adjustable steering height adjustable drivers roof rails and air conditioning.

the 1.3 and 1.5 litre engines are unchanged. there has been an upgrade in the 1.3 automatic transmission as it now uses the speed electronic unit as to the 1.5 engine.

Power assisted ventilated discs and rear brakes provide the Metro’s power. The front suspension of McPherson struts, coil and a stabiliser bar, while the uses a torsion beam with coil springs. acting shock absorbers are at both the front and rear.

The deeper front bumpers, grille and reshaped front assemblies have provided the with a freshened appearance the front, and the rear view has given a lift with bumpers and new lamp assemblies repositioned badging and tailgate

Security and safety does not to be a high priority in small built cars and Mazda has not any improvements in this latest

Mazda 121

Although there is seating for only four adults can be in comfort in the Metro, with front and rear seats able to slide for and aft, as as reclining individually.

Headroom is adequate and with four size adults, the legroom is than most cars of size.

A variety of passenger and storage options is possible by the rear seat back and in combination with the fifty-fifty in the seat back cushions. cabin storage is adequate, but not as as some.

All controls and instruments are marked, easy to reach and to operate. When seated in the position there is good vision and the adjustable steering and seat height enable a variety of position combinations to most drivers. When however, the rear pillars and restraints do obscure the driver’s

The Metro is easy to drive and its and responsive 1.5 litre engine adequate power to satisfy all the of a vehicle of this size. The performance is complemented by the five manual transmission ratios and the geared drive axle. the brake system is basic in it brings the Metro to a halt in a distance without any adverse

The firm suspension, responsive and 60 series tyres, as fitted to the 1.5 combine to give confident and a ride that is a little at times, but not uncomfortable.

Summary

The 121 is a versatile small hatch provides comfortable commuting for local and long distance Its freshened appearance helps to it abreast of other vehicles in its segment where its practicality give it a considerable advantage competitors with more styling.

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