13th Jan 2009, 04:44
Imported one of these babies into Ireland from the UK 2 years ago.
Convinced my girlfriend that it was a the nicest looking 323 we looked at and that she would enjoy driving it.
She is delighted with it! Had to replace the cv joints on the front and they were hard to find but that doesn't matter.. well worth it.
I love this car, anytime we go anywhere together I HAVE to drive. Great fun dropping this car into 3rd or 2nd if you can get away with it to overtake someone. The difference is ridiculous.
Great looking car, sweet road holding for a front wheel drive and beautiful sounding V6 when you let her rip. If you are living in Ireland and see a green 323 breeze past you, it's more than likely me or my girl :)
Someone said future classic... agreed :)
17th May 2009, 02:41
http://www.club323f.com/forum/ is an ideal place for all you ZXi lovers. Had mine a year now, and couldn't ask for anything more.
14th Dec 2009, 12:50
Hi all, I've had my ZXi for six months now and I do love it.
I've read most of the comments, and have to agree with a lot that's been said. They are a bit juicy HELL YEAH!!!
But they are worth it.
15th Jan 2010, 12:18
I've had 2 Mazdas, and they were wonderful. A 323F 98 1.5, which was fast, pretty and practical. Nothing ever broke on the car. I mean nothing.
I'm trying to get my hands on ba v6.. Fingers crossed. I had an RX8... amazing car, Porsche country if you ask me. But very expensive to run, and those stupid rotary engines blow their gaskets between 30-60k, very expensive to repair.
I want a V6 ba.
20th Jun 2010, 21:18
Hi. I've had my Mazda 323 2.0 V6 for 3 years now.
What a machine, CV joints needed replacing at around 90,000 miles, but that's just the way it is. It now has 115,000 on the clock, so my baby will get a new cam belt. I'm aware of the costs, but it's so worth it. The powerflow exaust and air filter sounds like a dream. It has better MPG than a Ford Focus too. I know which I'd prefer. I sold my Focus and bought a Mazda 323 2.0 V6 ZXI Fastback.
If you want performance along with economy this is a safe bet.
14th Jul 2010, 08:32
Just bought a 1998 ZXI, and what a car! I would go as far as saying it is the best car I have ever owned! To be truthful I got it for a steal at 600 pounds, with full Mazda service history and was going to sell it on and make a few quid, but after driving it, I don't think it will ever leave my possession! If you haven't got one, what are you waiting for?
31st Aug 2010, 06:48
I have just 'upgraded' from a 323 1.8 exec to a 2.0 ZXI. It's a 1997 model and has done 116000 and cost me £900.
Other than get a new cam belt and check the CV joints for wear and tear, is there anything else that are obvious checks which are common on a 323 ZXI of this age and mileage?
15th Feb 2011, 14:08
I have owned my red ZXI for nearly eight years now.
It is the best car I have ever driven, and as I am 51 years old that is something! It still gives me a thrill listening to the V6 engine especially after I gave it a stainless steel exhaust, lovely sound, not loud, but beefy.
Now the dilemma: I also own a Eunos Roadster, my summer car, lovely to look at. I cannot afford to keep both, I sell the ZXI only probably get around £800 for her or sell my Roadster and use the money to make my rocket mint...
Enjoy the ZXI. Definitely a future classic Mazda.
6th May 2011, 19:19
Hi, I have a Mazda 323 ZXi. I love the car, but I'm struggling to find parts. I'm after a sports exhaust and decat pipe. I've looked on ebay and the net, but found nothing. Has anyone found any specialists?
Any help will be much appreciated.
17th Feb 2013, 06:47
Easily the best car I have ever owned.
Ford Probe Store is your place for parts.
20th Feb 2013, 19:46
I've had a 323 1.5 F nearly a year. It's my first car, but it has been written off, cos someone reversed into it, so I'm giving it up!
However, it was great first car and was great to drive! Especially for £250!!
Picking up a 2.0 GXi V6 tomorrow, only £630 with just 71000 on the clock (S reg)... can't wait!! :D
30th Jun 2015, 14:40
I've had a number of these over the years, they are fantastic cars. The V6 is as smooth today as when it rolled off the production line 17 years ago. Stellar reliability, excellent build, great fun go cart handling, sharp brakes, crisp gear change and wonderful V6 purr. It also still looks better than most things on the road. These are so cheap now, and so overlooked. I will run this one until it's a classic, and eventually put a JDM spec 2.5 V6 from the MX6 in it for even more smiles per mile.