by 323driver on May 4, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Mazda 323 SE 2dr Hatchback
This is my fun little burner, perfect little runner, starts everytime. Never had any trouble with it, easy tire squealer (lol), and a fun winter drifter if you're into it. All around nice little car, even if it's not the most powerful. Only prob I've had is that the rear windshield washer fluid doesn't work (ie-squirt out) Oh, also handy is the hatch/fold down seats. Recently threw a 50cc scooter in there to take back to a friend with no trouble. Overall, as far as everything goes quality is good, everything works as it should.
by 323 rally star on May 8, 2007 Vehicle: 1993 Mazda 323 SE 2dr Hatchback
This car is definitely not the best looking on the road, but it's zippy and drives like a go-kart. I've stripped out the interior save the driver seat and sound system, no A/C and manual steering, I managed to cut the weight down to 1783 lbs. so the pickup on it is actually quite quick. And with gas the way it is, the mileage is great. I'm installing a BP-ZE motor from a Miata that is turbo'd and puts out around 210 hp, so its flying like no other, a 1700 lb car with over 200 hp has an outstanding power-weight ratio, as well if you get the gear ratios altered a bit with a longer 1st and 2nd gear, the overall top speed is a lot better!
by Tanya Eimantas on Mar 1, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Mazda 323 SE 2dr Hatchback
Only had one problem with transmission, which had to be entirely replaced in 1997. Was done under the extended warranty. Good maintenance = good performance. Still going strong! Reliability is everything. Outlasted the marriage and saw two kids from infancy to double digits.
by UCLAis1 on Aug 1, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback
I can't believe they don't still make
this machine. My brother turned me on
to Mazda with his GLC, and I got a 323
Sedan in 1986. This is my second car
over 17 years. Mazdas are reliable.
There is cavernous room, super punch,
great handling, and it always starts in
the morning. I take my car offroading!
by Crazy_J on Jan 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Mazda 323 2dr Hatchback
My reliable 4dr 1980 Buick engine
flooded with oil after it was hit
underneath by the street as I came off
the lot, my dad rewarded me with a
beautful apple candy red skylark. Then
this skylark starting having
transmission slipping problems, with
every transmission put in it so far!
But my sister was kind of enough to let
me drive her Mazda 323 until my skylark
is fixed and ever since then driving
has been fun. It's very peppy for a
82hp car with only 92 pounds of torque.
So far it has had no mager problems,
it's just a nice simple "I'll get you
there and go back with pep in your step
money in your pocket car".
by clarez on Dec 12, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 Mazda 323 SE 2dr Hatchback
This was my first new car purchase. My
car will be 10 years old and runs like
a new car. Requiring minimal repairs.
I love my car!
My only complaint is the driver's seat
is too low to get in and out of the car
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