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1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback

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Fun little runner
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By 323driver
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Vehicle

1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Green gauges still look good, nice seats (not vinyl), radio isn't bad at all for the age (the optional rear speakers help with that), like I said, easy tire squealer and fwd drifter if that's your thing.


Worst Features

Could use a short throw shifter. The gas cap door doesn't pop open which leads to some interesting gymnastics to get it open, lol. Little more power under the hood would be nice.


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Diamond in the rough
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By 323 rally star
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Vehicle

1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

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!


Best Features

I quite enjoy the size of it being small and being able to squeeze through spots and park very easily.


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11.5 years of ownership
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By Tanya Eimantas
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1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Reliability.


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Great, Dependable Car
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By clarez
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1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

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
comfortably.


Best Features

Great gas mileage. Unbelievable, compare to todays new cars.


Worst Features

I would suggest that the manufacuter think about a more comfortable driver's seat design. Perhaps one that is adjustable.


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My Little car
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By Canadian Grrl
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Vehicle

1993 Mazda 323 Hatchback SE 2dr Hatchback


Review

This is my first car. Although I had
some trouble with a bad waterpump,
everything else is great. It could
look a bit cooler. It handles great and
the mileage is awesome.


Best Features

I like the hatchback because it gives me so much more room and it's cooler.


Worst Features

The woven vinyl seats get hot in the summer.


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