1984 Mazda 323 Familia 1.5 petrol
Cheap and cheerful
The head gasket blew at 115,000km, accidentally filled it with diesel instead of petrol; instant smoke bomb for three weeks until the last of the diesel had flushed out.
I bought the car at auction; it was a good little car, reasonably reliable and economical. I actually regret selling it, as it was one of the best cars I have owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2008
4th Jan 2013, 16:59
I own a 1984 Mazda 323 Limited (second owner). Had this vehicle for 11 years, and apart from tyres and brakes, no other problems with it. For its age it's looking very good. Had several offers, but declined.
Goes better on premium fuel (95); it's no good on 91 octane.
Colour Mazda White. NZ assembled.