2000 Mazda 323 GLX 1.6 petrol
A solid, reliable and boring everyday car
Airflow sensor gone bad twice.
Front seat back support worsens with time.
Hole developed in exhaust manifold by the time I got the car.
Fuel consumption ridiculous at 10.5km/l at any speed or environment.
Quite noisy on highway.
Very bad and noisy on bumpy pavements.
Driver and passenger develop back pain after a one hour drive.
Good handling, excellent transmission, solid interior fittings, mostly reliable, will take you from point A to B very well, but that's it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd April, 2005
10th Nov 2005, 08:27
I drove a mazda323 model 2004, and I think it was one of the best cars I owned in my life. I tried the Mazda 3, and the Honda civic, but no car like a 323 Mazda.
27th Jan 2006, 03:40
I'm quite astonished to read this review because I've read lots of reviews about Mazda 323 and hardly anyone has put down one bad word about this car. But this review is really opposite with million of faults mentioned!!!
27th Jan 2006, 15:40
Well, I question a review that lists fuel consumption as being the same regardless of operating conditions. There is no way any car, even a hybrid, will ge the same exact gas mileage every since mile.