Mazda 323 Reviews from Malta

1990 Mazda 323 GT 1.8i DOHC 16v

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8i DOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired212000 kilometres
Most recent distance236300 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Sporty, fun, cool, cheap first car

Faults:

The car had nothing wrong, I was bad to my car, cos I got it when I was just 17. The car always did its job, but I like racing and going fast in corners, and that is the problem.

I had the car lowered by changing the shocks and springs, so the ride became harder and better in corners. I got used to this, but then I met this girl from Finland, and we started to date. She didn't like the ride at all, because it was too hard and the muffler at the back was too loud. So when she was in Finland and I was in Malta, I changed all the tuning that I did to my car back to stock. So one night me and my friend were going to Hal-Far, the drag strip, and while going to the place, there was this nice Ford Cortina, that we were sure that it was heading to the strip too. So off we went through the corner roads of Malta, and in one corner I span and went right into the wall. I had to wait a whole week to fix my car, and 3 days fixing it myself. I was not yet used to the stock suspension and springs! But life is like that. At least I've got that Finnish girl as my wife now :P.

General Comments:

The car is very sporty, being the 323f model with pop up head lamps.

The 1.8 DOHC GT engine is strong and revs very well. I think with a bit of tuning, the car can be a very fun track day car. And cheap too, even the parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2012

1992 Mazda 323 16v

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres

Summary:

One of the best affordable cars of its time

Faults:

Nothing its (unbelievable

General Comments:

The car has a lot of power I t wants to run

Suspension is stiff so sometimes it's a bumpy ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2005

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews