1997 Mazda 323 1.5


Cheap pile of crap


Not much, but it's still crap.

General Comments:

Very noisy, uncomfortable, too soft suspension and steering. Body panels too thin, cheap plastic, probably the ugliest interior EVER! Seats give you back pain. Air/heating system is from 1950s etc etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th June, 2007

2nd Jul 2007, 10:30

Seems like an angry man! As for the comments on the interior - did you not look at it before you bought it?

6th Jul 2007, 07:23

It am forced to drive this car by my company, I own a Mercedes E320

21st Oct 2007, 01:27

It's an excellent car & these comments you made are coming from a person who doesn't even own one???

Please... for it's price you are getting more than you pay for.

Seems like all those comments are because you can't get your hands on one.

Nearly everyone else seems to be very pleased with the vehicle.

I will never sell my Astina, it's a import version with extras that don't come on standard & EXTREMELY WELL LOOKED AFTER. I've had it for 2 years and there is no problem whatsoever, only people trying to scratch & dent it from jealousy, but it's all looked after.

MAZDA ASTINA 323 was voted 2nd sexiest car when released, I agree it's very sexy even after all these years.

1.8 version is very impressive, mine produces 106 kw...

So I think that's awesome & it's very fuel economic.

If you're looking at buying an Astina, I say go ahead you will love it all round... best to stick with 1.8 or 2 ltrs runs better.

Mazda is reliable & affordable, not like Kia, Hyundai etc.. that's when you should worry.

21st Nov 2007, 19:27

Ugly interior?? It actually has great interior & all electric & frame-less windows.

Car is great in and out, 10/10 for me.

This car excellent in every way & is considered to be above average, especially for its price.

14th Feb 2008, 17:39

I think this is not a reliable review, coming from a person who drives the huge cars like Audi and Mercedes. I wouldn't take ant heed. I personally love the Astina and this is the first bad comment I've seen!

1999 Mazda 323 F 1.8 GLX


A quick, cheap, stylish and reliable car


The ventilator for the cabin started to 'whistle', so I had it fixed.

I've had 4 crashes, so quite a lot of the car's body panels have been replaced.

General Comments:

A great car for this money (I paid about 12.000 $ for it).

Lots of space, very comfortable ride, great performance from the 114-hp 1.8-litre engine, and stylish looks make it a well-rounded family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2001