1995 Mazda 323 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1995 Mazda 323 GLXi 1.5 16v DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 16v DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Classy looking posing machine

Faults:

Nothings gone with the car during my ownership, but electric aerial was not working, but fixed this myself.

General Comments:

The cars great, love it! Highly recommend this car.

It handles well and quite quick for a 1.5.

Starts first time every time.

The interior is nice in mine with air-con and walnut effect dashboard plus sporty bucket seats.

I don't think you can get a better looking car for the money taking in the price of the car, tax and insurance plus it looks far better than most cars coming out today. (especially the model that replaced it)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2003

1995 Mazda 323 GXi 1.5 16v DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 16v DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance163732 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

A reliable sexy nippy hatch back

Faults:

Drivers side lock stiff, fixed by fiddling with it.

General Comments:

My last car was extremely unreliable and virtually bankrupted me in repairs, I can't understand why anybody owns BMW's they are poor.

I purchased this car because of its stunning looks and its attractive price tag. I thought it would make a good stop gap until I can get out of debt. But have fell in love with it since I have had it.

Its one of if not the best looking hatch backs out there. Plus the engine is a miracle, I went on a rolling road to make sure it was running OK after I bought it, the 105bhp developed showed the engine was in good nick. No smoke and passes emissions test with flying colours. I bought this car as a stop gap, but actually think I will be keeping it for a few years yet.

The car is nippy too for a 1.5 it car beat 9/10 cars from lights and revs so happily to its rev limiter at 6500rpm.

If your out there driving a boring beamer or the all too common focus, trade it in for one of these and then take several long distance holidays with the money saved. I know I will when I pay off the ex-wifes credit card bills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2003

9th Oct 2003, 13:47

I agree totally with the review! I have owned a 323f for about 18 months now and still like driving snowy (it's white and drives?) I have read several reviews and I am glad to see that everyone is enjoying the old Mazda's lovely shape and feel. Shame on Mazda for not keeping with the style and introducing that horrible new shape and badging it 323f...

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews