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Mazda 121 (1987 - 1991)

Last updated 20 August 2013


Buying Guide


  • Short (11' 5"), tall and light at 725kg.
  • 1,138cc 56bhp engine with 5-speed gearbox, or 1,324cc 65bhp with 5-speeds.
  • Optional full length electric sunroof cheered it up.
  • All were pre-cat. Called the Ford Festiva in the USA and always built by KIA in South Korea.
  • Lived on as the KIA Pride.


  • Old now.
  • Treat only as a cheap, fairly reliable buy.
  • Almost all were scrapped in Japan years ago.
  • Re-incarnated as the ultra cheap KIA Pride.


  • Front suspension bushes wear.
  •  Carburettor engine can give trouble.
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