Fine and dependable, a typical japanese motor which never missed a beat. Top marks for first time starting any time of the day, any time of the year.
During the purchase it drove smoothly absorbing pot hole ridden roads with ease.
On driving it home (90 miles) I noticed the CV joint clicking on full lock noticeably on left turns... funny I don't remmeber this on the test route as most turns were right!!! Therefore hiding the fault. Devious dealers for you!!!
The drivers seat had a slight rock to it which I put up with for the 2 years owned.
Apart from the above I could always rely on the 323c.
The shape of this particular model was the biggest attraction initially.
Very distinctive, most people glanced twice with its CRX style glass boot rear panel.
It was a compact car not the regular run of the mill.
Bought for 1800 sterling in 2005. Sold for 825 sterling in 2007.
The power of 1.5 DOHC was probably more appreciated in a manual than the auto box, which is one of the reasons for selling.
I found the automatic gearbox, as you'd expect, smooth and changed easily everytime with no hesitation.
Fuel consumption was another story, how does 60 miles to 10 quid (at 90p per litre) sound? (combination of motorway city driving)
I was bemused, was it due to the engine or auto box?? Or sunday driving style. Which I had to adopt on permanent basis.
Whatever it was, I will never buy another auto. EVER.