[Solved] Can a 90s Mazda handle nine hours on the motorway?
In three weeks; I plan to take a 1998 Mazda 323; 1.5i; 16V GLX on a trip to Italy with my friends.
Our destination is 935 km from our starting point (580 mi) ( and the same distance back).
Can the car handle this? It is a 1.5 liter gasoline engine making 88 hp. 5 speed manual gearbox.
What checks should be done before the trip?
The car's got 172,000 km (106 xxx miles).
Well, have it inspected by your trusted mechanic and take care of any urgent maintenance items which have the potential to leave you stranded.
At a minimum, if not done already, change the engine oil and filter and have the engine tuned up.