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moe
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The Mazda 121 "bubble" redefined the budget small car with cute lines, high quality and spacious cabin. Under siege from the Koreans, Mazda was later forced to strip $2,000 out of the car.

On its November 1990 launch, the new Mazda 121 was lifted well clear of its budget predecessor with an obvious link to the MX-5 that took the market by storm only a year earlier. Its efficient 1.3-litre engine was a 16 valve development of proven 323 and Laser B-series powerplants while its curved, high cabin matched the space of more expensive small cars.

Initially presented as a top shelf model only with painted bumpers, large 14 inch wheels with premium Astina-style wheelcovers and lavish cabin trim and equipment, it was not cheap as it nudged $20,000 when specified with 4 speed auto, power steering and air-cond. As Mazda took the high ground, Ford plugged the gap with the Korean version of the previous model badged as the Festiva.

A premium Mazda 121 Funtop with folding canvas roof arrived in January 1993. These early examples were bought by well-heeled buyers who looked after them. Mazda split the range into a stripped-out 1.3 model in January 1994 while the top of the range version continued with a new 1.5-litre engine. The stripped-out 1.3 model felt noisier and cruder on the road.

A Mazda 121 Shades extra-value pack based on an upgraded version of the 1.3 sold well into 1997 as the final model of this series and ran for almost a year alongside its 121 Metro replacement.










z0ne
Yep, no poll.
moe
Fixed.
Pinecone
Uncool
Mr b00st
it's a cheap little economy car, and not an attractive one at that.

No thank you.

I actually thought it was a geo metro MKII sedan at first.
PAULIE_D
Wow. This car should have been marketed as "sexual intercourse repellant."
infinity
QUOTE(PAULIE_D @ Aug 29 2006, 10:04 PM) *
Wow. This car should have been marketed as "sexual intercourse repellant."


+1 laugh.gif laugh.gif
clarkma5
That's just about bottom of the cool barrel..ugh.
Phix
I swear that's the interior of the MX-3.
dukenukem
ewwwwww
Mr b00st
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 29 2006, 10:13 PM) *
That's just about bottom of the cool barrel..ugh.


aren't they the same car?
Synesthesia
I see nothing cool about this car.
bing5500
Driving this car would be the type of punishment for car enthusiasts that is reserved for a special level of hell...MJU.
chris
They also done a hatchback model, didn't they.
jimeegee
First car I ever drove. It was frozen for me back then....aaaahahahahaha.....I still love it, just wouldn't be seen in one that's all!
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