Review: Mazda 121 (1996 – 2000)


Decent handling and ride, so it's good fun to drive. Inexpensive to buy and run.

Avoid 1.3 pushrod engines. Rust can be a problem on older models.

Mazda 121 (1996 – 2000): At A Glance

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Problem with a Mazda 121 automatic

I have a Mazda 121 (1997) 1.25 Zetec (which looks a lot like the old ford Fiesta to me). It's an automatic but recently its developed a problem on its start up when its been stood for a while and the engine is cold. When i start it and put it into Drive or select Reverse, it stutters quite badly and quite often stalls too soon afterwards. It's becoming a real pain and seems to be getting worse. I dont know whats wrong or what I need to fix this, if it can be fixed? Do you have any thoughts or ideas on whats wrong, is this common?
It's a CVT gearbox. Bit of a disaster. Get rid, if you can.
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