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Used Mazda 323

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Consumer Reviews

20 years, over 300K, no problems

By on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"Great gas mileage. Very reliable. At 200K, people told me it was time for a new car -- now over 300K and still running fine. Has never let me down."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

It was a pleasure to have this car

By on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: moved to another country

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Very good quality in general"

Cons: "big steering wheel,low mpg,bad A/C for hot weather"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought such car in France in 2013 for $1200 with very low mileage, and it was really good deal! The car is old, it's not that comfortable, does not have latest technologies, but it was still better than e.g. new Peugeot 206! The clutch pedal is little bit stiff - that's actually very good, like in sports cars, and the gearbox was in perfect condition (never repaired), and I was able to shift gears within less 0.4 seconds. My muffler was missing small rear pipe, so is sounded like a real sports car. If you want just to have 4 wheels that will serve for a long time, I would definitely recommend this car. But don't expect to have a 20-year old car in perfect condition. Fixes are required (I made some by myself, like changing the timing belt, having no mechanics background)."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great Little Car

By on Monday, June 28, 2010

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"I loved my little blue hatchback. It has been very reliable and just right for me. The back seat is very spacious for it's overall size and you can fit a ton of stuff in there when you fold the seat down. It's pretty fun to drive, though it's a little puny up steep hills. I drove mine to about 210k until it had a problem not worth fixing (but amazingly the AC still works!). I've had it for six years and I've replaced: radiator, front breaks, valve cover gasket, timing belt and another minor oil leak at the same time and then just maintanance stuff like tires and battery etc. That's pretty good for its age and milage. I got about 30mpg on it. It's supposed to get better but I guess it's efficiency deminished over time. That's still pretty good though. The paint is in bad shape in some spots, with the clear coat peeling off. I would recommend this car to anyone if you can find one with low enough miles that's in pretty good shape. But expect them to die around 200k because I have a friend who had one and his died around there too. Overall I have loved having this car. It's only flaw is its age and high miles and wear and tear that comes with that."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful