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MAZDA 1800 £1,220 (incl. P.T.)
Not yet a very familiar sight in Britain, the Mazda 1800 is one of Japan's better-looking saloons-there is a hint of BMW and Triumph 2000 in the styling. The 1800 has aboveaverage visibility due to its considerable glas area, and steering is light. Its 1796 c.c. fourcylinder engine has a single overhead camshaft, and with 98 horsepower (net) on tap the car is fast and lively. The Mazda is quiet at high speed due to highgearing, the top gear ratio providing 20.9 m.p.h. per 1000 r.p.m. It is a large `medium' saloon of excellent appointment and relatively low price tag.

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MAZDA R100 COUPÉ £1,349 (incl. P.T.)
This highly-advanced, well-streamlined two-door coupe has recently been the subject of an appreciable price cut in the UK, due to the fact the Japanese manufacturers have introduced even more models with the revolutionary Wankel rotary engine. It is powered by a two-rotor version of the rotary, rated at 982 c.c., which develops 110 (gross) horsepower at 7000 r.p.m.–at which speed the engine is virtually vibrationless. The Wankel is coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox which enables the car to be exploited well. Rear suspension is by live axle and leaf springs.

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