Mazda 323 Review from Costa Rica

1999 Mazda 323 1.6 gasoline

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic


I strongly recommend this car!


Nothing wrong. After been running the car for 150000 KM I have no complains about it.

General Comments:

This car is quick, mostly after 3500RPM. Excellent trouble free engine.

In its class is faster than the other similar Japanese 1.6L cars. Good Mileage - 740KM/48Litres.

I agree that it "handles like it's on rails". Very good stability on curves, nonetheless being a family car.

Even though the steering and gear shifter is stiffer than my previous car, seats, interior space and design make it very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2005

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review