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They don't make it like that anymore
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By panos from Greece
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1991 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback


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My family bought the car in 1991 as a family car. We got the 4door version Since then the vehicle has proved itself as a spacious, capable, dependable mover. We have traveled from Greece to Italy to Turkey with no concerns over its reliability, despite already counting 15 years and 250000+km on its odometer. Today even though it is no longer the main family car it surprises me with its relative economy, lively engine (though there are major oil leaks that demand regular oil checks), and large passenger and baggage spaces that even today's cars often lack. I even though of getting it from my fathers and turning it int 4WD with new engine.


Best Features

Spaces, spaces , spaces, economy, engines sound that sounds like a WRC racer after all those years of wear, reliability


Worst Features

start building it again


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By Petesnova
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1991 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback


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This car couldn't be beat for the price. Reliability was unbelievable, a very fun to drive daily car. Trips to Florida were fast and very cheap. Motor and transmission were driven to 424,000 kms. All I replaced was timing belt myself (2X) and the 3 piece exhaust was done a few times over. Yes I would buy a Mazda again.


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Roomy, fun to drive, handling wasn't too bad as long as you made sure the swaybar bushings didn't remove themselves. Cheap maintenance was a big plus.


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This is a great car
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By mycar
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1991 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback


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This is a great first car, it was mine and I would recommend it over and over again. The 5 speed is the best way to go I get 32.5 MPG, it rides great and even with 122,000 miles it runs strong.


Best Features

5 speed transmission, gas mileage.


Worst Features

A cup holder and a passenger side mirror.


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Reliable Little Workhorse
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By LUKE
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1991 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback


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Bought it, 14 years old but only 40,000 miles. Have driven it for two years now, adding over 20,000 miles, with no problems whatsoever. Note I owned a 1992 model before which I drove for 11 years without a single breakdown (sold it because of transatlantic move); based on that experience I didn't hesitate when I had the chance to take over this 14-year old little reliable workhorse.


Best Features

Reliability & fuel economy. Still looking good after 16 years.


Worst Features

Nothing in particular.


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boink!
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By sgt_mustard
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1991 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback


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overall a reliable car for being its age. the size is a little unsettling- it is often referred to as "space peanut" or "death trap". parts are expensive since it isnt a common car and all the parts you will find are after-market. the muffler alone cost $75.


Best Features

one of the best parts about the 323 is the large "hazard" button in the middle of the dash which, at night, luminates.


Worst Features

it needs a lot more power and must be built with safer metal...the car wash puts a temporary 3" deep dent in the hood.


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