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!
The handling is excellent. The space is
great, and I'm 6'2", 215 pounds.
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".
Power to weight ratio!(I raced a v6
thunderbird and kept up!),
transmisson,engine sound when
pushed,the could be upgraded stock
wheels my dad placed ^_-
Improvements natrually won't happen,
but "Mazda" should concept a 2005 Mazda
323 hatchback replica with hot looks
with a standard 150hp to 170 or 180hp
engine. For a price at least 17,000,
because let's face it the turbo charged
protege'will be out,but why is it
I have just loved driving it!
It is zippy, economical(gas mileage)
and I can really buzz around town in
it! It is easy to drive and back up. It
has been reasonably reliable. It is now
nine years old and I have had some
repairs on the alternator. I had
problems with key locks in the hatch
and doors. It performs well on the
highway. There is lots of visibility
with the window design.
Styling-the hatchback is handy
Zippy and handles well, easy to park
and back up. Feels spacious in driver
and front passenger seat.
No key on the gas flap-freezes in
No key for hatch-replaced twice.
Air conditioning-wish I'd got that.