MAZDA 323F/323 5-DOOR (1989-1998) | Mazda Reviews – New Mazdas – Used Mazdas

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Mazda spent most of the creating a range of adventurously cars that failed to well enough. The company into the last recession in poor health and had to be rescued by a takeover. Some say its range of cars were too striking for the but the handsome 323Fs certainly far more than the limited they have enjoyed.

The 323F is a classic example of a car that never realised its Only ever available in the UK two engines and one body style, it was mainly as a second car. The tried to turn it into a GTi with the introduction of the 1.8-litre GT in but buyers shunned this in favour of the more sedately-performing models.

The replacement model was again a but seemed to have been overlooked by new car buyers. The latest, conservatively styled models late in 1998 are also rare.

Brief, in a word. The 323 has with us since the late but until the late Eighties, it was as a rather dull Japanese In 1989, all that changed the launch of a curvy new 323, with pop-up headlamps. version was to last on the UK market for years.

Trim levels standard or SE and both used a engine. ABS and auto transmission extras. All cars have the five-door hatchback body its distinctive pop-up headlights.

The SE has power steering and a sportier while the SE Executive boasts a Its 1994 replacement, of the same is also a five-door hatchback, less desirable and harder to three and four-door cars existed between 1997 and Models vary from the GL, through GLX, LXi, and ZXi. Engines are a choice of 1.8 or 2.0-litre capacity.

This engine is unusual for being a V6 and strong performance with a smooth delivery. The new 323 range, in October 1998, included the five-door variant, in 1.3, 1.5 and petrol forms, plus a turbo diesel. These are quite rare both on the and on the used market so you’ll find the best selection, with nearly-new and ex-demonstrator at Mazda dealers.

An accomplished front-wheel drive clothed in a stylish body, adequate (1.6) to excellent performance and handling. The first of the shapes is generally deemed the attractive, particularly in GT spec, a late-model second generation V6 is undoubtedly a very good-looking its successor, like the latest looks to some eyes modern.

The usual problem of import quotas (and no point in bringing in cheap and base models) for Japanese has ensured that any 323 you find be well equipped. These cars are in high-demand second-hand due to sound reliability and great quality for the price.

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For the earliest shape, you can pay anywhere £300 and £2,000, though be better steering clear of at either end of that range. If you can one of the 1989 models, it may be a bit tatty. The cars (without the pop-up but with an even more shape) vary between and £3,700, with the 2.0-litre V6 the expensive. A 1996 V6 N-plater can be for around £2,700; in fact.

examples start at about The 1.8s range from to £3,400. Pay roughly £2,800 for an Not too much to report here. for corrosion and accident damage, as

Japanese cars are generally reliable and the 323s are no exception. offers a six-year anti-corrosion so it may be worth checking that, if it to your selected car. It hurt to check that all the gadgets are in working order things like sunroof, central locking and electric not to mention (in the case of the ’89 to ‘94 car) electrically raised and lowered

If you want reliability, good value and slightly unusual the 323 is for you. Mazda owners are loyal, so your hardest may be finding the right car. You get one particularly cheap but when it time to sell-on, you#8217;ll be

(approx based on a 1994-1995 5dr 1.5i) Not particularly cheap, The main silencer for the exhaust is under £150. A clutch will be around £150, a motor around £145 and a around £185.

A replacement headlamp is close to whilst brake pads in at £50 and £40 a pair, front and rear Major, intermediate and minor cost around £270, and £150 respectively.

These are typically small Japanese with all that that in terms of safe and vice-free allied to strong roadholding. You frighten your passengers too on a challenging road with a but equally the satisfaction for the driver be on a par with say, a Golf But these cars are not aimed at market (2.0-litre V6 aside).

As a car. a 323 is hard to beat.

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