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What a bag of sh!te
« on: 12 May 2018, 22:55:47 »

My best mate’s wife has a Mazda 2, 60 plate, 55k, pre reg but to all intents and purposes a 1 owner from new and always been to Mazda every year for its service.

Last week it’s had new rear springs (both broken) rear shocks (both misted with oil) rear brake cylinders, shoes and drums (both weeping) and sundry rear suspension bushes.

Oh and the rear arches are changing from pearlescent white to a fetching shade of orange where they meet the cills.

What a bag of nasty sh!te. To (mis)quote Ste, Mazda, not while I have a hole in my ar$e.
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2018, 17:39:22 »

Most Omegas had rust at 8yrs old.

Granted, GM were really slow to sort out decent rustproofing...   ...and you shouldn't expect that from a modern car :(
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #2 on: 14 May 2018, 17:45:47 »

Had a look at a few cheaper Mazda 5 and Honda Accord over the years...

MOT history of seemingly nice cars suggest no end of corrosion based issues :-\
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #3 on: 14 May 2018, 18:22:03 »

Are these not based on the Ford Fester
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #4 on: 14 May 2018, 18:24:35 »

Never had experience of any Mazda but, I must admit, I quite like the look of the 6.
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #5 on: 14 May 2018, 21:58:58 »

Had a Mazda 626 from new 2002-2010 very reliable but was rotten as a pear by 2012 , when I had my Hyundai steam cleaned & undersealed at Rustbusters in Spalding 2 years ago , the technician there said the worst cars for rust were Mazda's closely followed by Land Rovers .
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« Reply #6 on: 14 May 2018, 22:18:53 »

Had a Mazda 626 from new 2002-2010 very reliable but was rotten as a pear by 2012 , when I had my Hyundai steam cleaned & undersealed at Rustbusters in Spalding 2 years ago , the technician there said the worst cars for rust were Mazda's closely followed by Land Rovers .
Technician eh?
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #7 on: 15 May 2018, 08:06:28 »

Yes Stemo they're all technicians these days.Garages no longer have mechanics they're technicians or master technicians[because they've been on a course].Mazda do seem to have gained a reputation for rusting badly,quite why they should do so with todays rustproofing from the factory I don't know.
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #8 on: 15 May 2018, 08:46:48 »

Yes Stemo they're all technicians these days.Garages no longer have mechanics they're technicians or master technicians[because they've been on a course].Mazda do seem to have gained a reputation for rusting badly,quite why they should do so with todays rustproofing from the factory I don't know.
Japanese built/market cars aren't routinely rust proofed...
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #9 on: 15 May 2018, 08:49:34 »

Yes Stemo they're all technicians these days.Garages no longer have mechanics they're technicians or master technicians[because they've been on a course].Mazda do seem to have gained a reputation for rusting badly,quite why they should do so with todays rustproofing from the factory I don't know.
Japanese built/market cars aren't routinely rust proofed...


they're not intended to be in use long enough to need it. Grey imports are particularly bad for rot.
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #10 on: 15 May 2018, 09:57:13 »

Yep, Mazda really aren't that great on rustproofing, which is a shame because both of the MX5s that we have had have been excellent mechanically - witness the number that are now being turned into kit cars because the mechanical parts way outlast the bodywork.

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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #11 on: 15 May 2018, 13:47:23 »

My surprise really was around how new the car is.

But then I suppose the ownership model has changed now such that you want a max 5yr life expectancy, that way you get the original owner 2-4yrs who can then sell it on without it being a dog (which oils affect the GFV). Just in time for the second poor sucker to be landed with the rust.

Maybe Iím unrealistic, but imo just donít find it acceptable given the amount new cars cost.  ::)
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #12 on: 15 May 2018, 15:25:32 »

The wifes Subaru is going in soon to be completely treated by Rustbusters , only 32,000 miles on the clock & we intend keeping it for a few years , I watched the whole process when the Hyundai was done very thorough & not too expensive.
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #13 on: 15 May 2018, 19:39:48 »

I just notices on the company Nemo today that all four hinges on the back doors are rusting....it`s only eighteen months old  :o
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Re: What a bag of sh!te
« Reply #14 on: 16 May 2018, 00:23:50 »

It isn't  confined to Mazda,many less than ten year old Ford's also need the Mig glue gun prematurely
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