1992 Mazda 323 F GLX s/r 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Exhausts, popup light, brake calipers seized, electric window, door seal, battery died, anti-roll linkage snapped.
Not really too bad considering age Oct92 and mileage > 80,000 miles.
Great car, utterly reliable, none of the things that have gone wrong have ever stopped it running - wee bit of a sheep in wolf's clothing - boot is a goodish size but the high lip makes getting a pram in and out difficult. A bit noisy @ 4000 rpm - lumpy idle at Mazda specified speed. Expensive servicing/insurance.
Stored outside - no rust at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 1999
21st Sep 2004, 05:02
I owned a J reg Mazda 323F GLX last year and found the car to be a great drive. It stuck to the road like nothing I've ever driven before. It easily did 110mph and JUST carried on to reach 125mph.Reliability was always an issue with my car. I got through 3 clutches (i ragged it a abit).I had trouble with drive shafts. ball joints, electrics, gearbox, shocks and brakes. All of that went wrong in the 9 months I had it. I guess that's what happens when you buy a 270,000 mile car for £150.Bodywork was rough after fights with a wall, Fiesta and a sheep. It was a great car-especially the pop up headlights!!!
2nd Dec 2005, 03:47
So hi, I`m from Bulgaria- a small country in which the cars are not so cheap. So I`m now a proud owner of a 323f 1992.I bought it from Germany for about 1500 euro...it`s on 186 000 and it runs nice and your is 80 000 and have many failure so that`s strange.