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Mazda 323 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 82 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1990 Mazda 323

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  • What's New for 1990

    Completely redesigned, 323 is available as hatchback only.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Amazing car

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback

I am currently getting 40 mpg combined driving, and have logged in 54 mpg on a highway trip. The dealership in Ft. Worth said this car is in great shape and is a pocket rocket off the line. Interior needs revamping, seats, top-liner and such. I love this car and have had it since 1990. Everyone at work laughs at me but I pass them by at the gas station and laugh at them.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best little car ever

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback

Got this car from my uncle who is absolutely horrible with cars. Even so it has managed to last this long. With a sad heart I will be selling it to junk yard soon. It is just not worth the money I would have to pay to fix it. Overall an excellent car. Not very spacious. Definitely not a car for family trips (especially if you have a car seat). Excellent MPG. At the minimum I get 25 in town and 30 on the road, however I have managed to get 40 MPG on a long highway trip. Two thumbs up.




Worst car i have ever

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda 323 SE 2dr Hatchback

Back in 1989, all my friends told me that the new 1990 mazda 323 was the car of the decade. so I purchased the car earlier than anyone else. I have news for you, my friends were wrong. The car was SO small its not even funny. About a month after I bought the car, the muffler fell off in cleveland while I was on vacation. Next, The air conditioning failed. after that the car was going downhill. My fiancee gave me a sunroof in the car for my birthday to make me feel better about the car but it didn't help. The car was useless. In summer of '91, I sold the car for $300 to my cousin. He owned it for 2 more months and gave it to a scrap collector at the dump. the car was a complete fail.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

If you own one keep

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback

I bought this little car for $600 dollars. Now I can't even put a price on it. Mechanically, it's perfect. Small motor, lots of room under the hood to work, most of the parts are cheap and relatively easy to find, and the engine is indestructible! (Knock on wood...)The only issues I have had to deal with were normal suspension/steering wear. But what do you want out of a 90! This little car just hit 259,000 miles. I swear to god! The best part was when I took it for e-check, (emissions test) the worker thought I cheated! The Mazda’s results were better than some of the new cars! If you own one keep it. If you find one for sale buy it! It's to worth every penny have a good reliable "beater".



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A very reliable small car

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback

I have had my car for almost five years now. A very nice and reliable car. I recently drove it for over 1000 miles trip without any problem. None of my friends was expecting it to make it but it did. It's my little baby. Love it so much. Used it for pizza delivery before and still working very well. Never gave me any hard time except regular maintenance.




Great little car

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Vehicle: 1990 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback

I got here by accident and since I own a pre-owned Mazda 323, decided to say something good about this car. Very reliable car. I like it a lot. It *is* really fun to pass with this car big super-duper 8 cylined SUVs on winding mountain roads!



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Full 1990 Mazda 323 Review

What's New for 1990

Completely redesigned, 323 is available as hatchback only.

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Talk About The 1990 323

1990 Mazda 323 Discussions See all Started By

1313
1313
07-29-2006
I'm trying to buy a manual for my 1989 323. But it seems that both Chilton & Haynes started with the 1990. Are the 1989 models that much different than the 1990+ models?...


browntrout1
browntrout1
02-28-2002
Actually, we have a 1990 Mazda 323 in the family that has over 270 000kms on it. My father owns it now. We bought it used with 100 000kms. 323 and Protege were basically the same thing back then. ...


alcan
alcan
02-25-2005
Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998...



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