1996 Mazda 323 GXi 16v 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Sporty and solid
Only that the front frameless windows have become scratched near the wingmirrors due to their design.
This is a real solid, and sexy (can you say this about a car?) looking model.
What is really neat and unique to the class are little details like the electric aerial, projector headlamps, lidded front door pockets and frameless windows. We also have the latest 323f which is more conservatively styled, but still sleek and different.
What annoys me about this car is that there is an A/C button, which also lights up when pressed and comes on automatically when the windscreen clear mode is set, but there is no A/C. Surely Mazda should have put a blanking switch?
It drives well, looks fabulous and is very sporty with low sports seats and a excellent real quality feel interior.
Mine is classic red with the only option being a rear spoiler with a brake light. Colour looks fab, but keep it polished to stop fading!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2005