Mazda 323 Reviews from Poland

1992 Mazda 323 GLX 1.6 16v

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres

Summary:

Very reliable, it's a lot of fun to drive this car!

Faults:

Generally, most of the issues came from normal wear of a car, which is 16 years old:

Leaking water hose when bought.

Suspension requires regular maintenance.

Exhaust system replaced.

"Hold" (signaling A/T problems) flashed once.

General Comments:

Inefficient heating and ventilating (no AC).

Pretty loud over 100km/h.

Automatic transmission with 1.6 16v makes it quite expensive: 12-13l/100km is way too much.

Not extraordinary when it comes to handling, especially on wet surfaces.

VERY reliable, a bit of a sporty position behind the wheel.

Good looking for a 16-year old car.

This is a perfect choice for a first car for a young driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2009

1992 Mazda 323 F GLX 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Pracitical five doors car with pop-up lights

Faults:

I was the 4th owner of that car. The car had also accident before I bought him.

- small oil leak from engine (was when I bought him).

- central lock (result of that accident I think).

- problems with first gear.

My Mazda never let me down... always were ready for a ride. Also pop-up lights never failed.

General Comments:

Great handling. Great stiff suspension, but not "hardcore". Problems with high curbs. I drove this car really fast and "hard" but anyway I write this: joints aren't durable.

Engine is very nice. Power from lower range of rev (full power - 3200rpm). So you haven't often use gearbox. But it isn't sport characteristic I think. 1.6 16V is really good and fast (10.2 to 100km/h) but not so fast as body looks : (

Interior is very gray. Seats have great handling, but after long ride I had problems with my back. Good low position behind the wheel. Like in sport cars. In summer driving without air-condition isn't nice. Upholstery also isn't durable.

How car looks on street? In my opinion this is car with soul. Do you know another car with five doors and pop-up lights? With big trunk? Now this car isn't something speciall... but after some years... who knows? I really liked this car. Car with soul, fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2003

2nd Dec 2005, 05:05

Greetings from Bulgaria!:) I have 323f pop up lights 92 Mazda. I brought it from Germany before few weeks for 1500 euro with the insurance and everything.It`s on 186 000km and the car is real great. I made on it only 400km for now :) Today or tomorrow I`m gonna change the motor oil. I try it on 250 km distance in winter and cold weather (from one side of the country to the middle :) ) and it`s a real great car. I wish you very happy time with you 323f.And take care of it.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews