1997 Mazda 323 User Reviews

1997 Mazda 323 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Ian writes:
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They can look really good if tweaked

Cons

some loom really crap

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Pretty Good — Good handling, hold the road well Sweet engine, Engine sound is awesome 2.0 V6 is the one you want They can look really good if you change some subtle aspects but can be easily ruined with chavy bodykits. Need anti roll bars, struts and lowering

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Danny writes:
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good cheap motoring

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none

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A Really Good Buy — really good reliable cars. cheap to run and suprisingly comfortable. nice long distance driver and very asthetically pleasing in my view. easy on petrol cheap to both tax and insure so its perfect. really fun to drive for a front wheel drive sedan

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lewis writes:
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4

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Built to last! and thats an understatement!

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Seats cause chronic side/back ache on long journeys!

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Not For Everyone But It Will Never Let You Down! — Before i start i should say, i owned a 97, 1.5 323f for 5 years and never once did it let me down! im pretty sure if there's an apocolypse my old 323f will be one of the only things to survive! she saw me through tough times and i was very sad to see her go! The front is butt ugly :( the back sexy! as well as the lines running down the side! not a lot of head room in the back (was never my problem) and it drunk a lot of fuel considering the BHP!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ben writes:
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4

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That V6 motor!

Cons

Fuel costs were rediculously high

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Super Smooth, Sexy Fastback — Ultra smooth V6 gave this loads of grunt and a stunning smooth drive. Loved this car to bits. It looked amazing with it's coupe, fastback styling. Stock equipement was good, although cruise control would have been a bonus. Loads of room for a coupe too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
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Fast

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drinks

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Mazda 323f 2.0i V6 - What A Car — Performance is Good - V6 Build Quality is a bit rattly Appearance - exterior is great, interior is poor Cost of Ownership - Drinks like Alex Higgins, but you can buy one for £1500 Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? YES It sounds great, it revs high, it corners well, can understeer

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Dave writes:
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Fun to drive, great first car

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Spoilt my impressions of other small cars

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1997 323 Astina Hardtop — Bought it as a a first car. Love the way it handles, with the aftermarket suspension its a giant go cart. Cheap to run, decent milage per tank. Could use more power but give it some twisty roads and it'll put a smile on your face

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Philip Albert writes:
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3

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SPACE

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lack of power

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Affordable Great Little Car. — 1.3L l4 with 75HK, small "quick" and agile car. So far i have only spend $4K in its total 15 years of living. It is not the most beautiful car in the world, but it is roomy with plenty of space for luggage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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