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MAZDA 323 Used Car Review

The Mazda 3 is today one of the country's most popular cars, yet Australia fell in love with Mazda hatchbacks as early as 1977 with the first 323. It sold like hotcakes in 1981 when a new-generation front-wheel-drive 323 replaced the rear-drive model. There were various hatch, sedan and wagon body styles, and in the mid-1990s there was even a V6 alternative to the mainly four-cylinder line-up. A sporty SP20 model bolstered the 323's image before the model was replaced from 2004 onwards by the Mazda 3.

Pros

Cons

  • Good ride comfort and handling for its time
  • SP20 variant was particularly good fun to drive
  • Refinement of old 2.0-litre V6
  • Spare parts may be harder to come by now
  • Autos only had either three or four speeds
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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1997 Mazda 323 BA11P3 Protege Silver 4 Speed Automatic Sedan
1997 Mazda 323 BA11P3 Protege Silver 4 Speed Automatic Sedan
1997 Mazda 323 BA11P3 Protege Silver 4 Speed Automatic Sedan
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1997 Mazda 323 BA11P3 Protege Silver 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

$3,600 Drive Away^
  • 141000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Dear buyers one owner only do not miss this small car, mechanical is good body is good, drives well, comes with rego, RWC & one year warranty, please see the photos it is good condtions, done only 141000km very low km for its age, has full servise history, buy it now with confident and warranty, 1xkey Rear Spoiler Servise books Alloy wheels Central locking Power Mirrors Power Streeing Power Windows. price is fix, Only Genuine buyers please not a tim

Greater DandenongDandenong

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2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
Dealer used

2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

$2,888
  • 285085 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We are proud to present this amazing 2002 Mazda Astina. In great condition finished in gold with a grey Interior. A well looked after vehicle. A beautiful car at a realistic and affordable price. BOOK A TEST DRIVE! We take the car to your home or workplace For over a decade BM Prestige has been serving Australia with the finest second hand prestige vehicles. Contact one of our sales people to arrange a test drive so we can provide you with the time and service you deserve.

Brisbane North EastBowen Hills

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2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Astina Shades Silver 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback
2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Astina Shades Silver 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback
2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Astina Shades Silver 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback
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2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Astina Shades Silver 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback

$4,900
  • 124285 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*** WHOLESALE DIRECT TO THE PUBLIC *** GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN *** WORKSHOP REPORT AVAILABLE *** 2003 MAZDA 323 ASTINA SHADES HATCHBACK - 1.8lt engine, 4 speed AUTO transmission, Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Weather Shields, Headlight Covers, 4 near new tyres. Vehicle is being sold as wholesale.

Gosnells AreaMaddington

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2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Protege Grey 5 Speed Manual Sedan
2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Protege Grey 5 Speed Manual Sedan
2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Protege Grey 5 Speed Manual Sedan
Dealer used

2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 Protege Grey 5 Speed Manual Sedan

$1,950
  • 274071 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This vehicle is priced & sold in an AS IS WHERE IS unregistered condition as shown by the attached images and is purely on a first come first serve basis. Once Again, this vehicle will be sold Unregistered.

Pine Rivers AreaBrendale

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BJ II ASTINA SHADES HATCH 5DR AUTO 4SP 1.6I
BJ II ASTINA SHADES HATCH 5DR AUTO 4SP 1.6I
BJ II ASTINA SHADES HATCH 5DR AUTO 4SP 1.6I
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BJ II ASTINA SHADES HATCH 5DR AUTO 4SP 1.6I

$2,400
  • 282710 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

We have a rare opportunity to offer our wholesale stock normally reserved for dealers to the general public, at WHOLESALE PRICES! All wholesale cars are sold AS IS, WHERE IS, UNREGISTERED, with clear title, and for wrecking, restoration or parts purposes only. Buyer beware, these vehicles have not been inspected by any workshop. First come, first served, so be quick!

Brisbane South WestMoorooka

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2001 Mazda 323 BJ Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
2001 Mazda 323 BJ Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
2001 Mazda 323 BJ Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
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2001 Mazda 323 BJ Astina Gold 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

$1,900
  • 208394 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We have a rare opportunity to offer our wholesale stock normally reserved for dealers to the general public, at WHOLESALE PRICES! All wholesale cars are sold AS IS, WHERE IS, unregistered with clear title, and for wrecking, restoration or parts purposes only. Buyer beware, these vehicles have not been inspected by any workshop. First come, first served, so be quick!

Brisbane South WestMoorooka

09/07/2020

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$500
  • 258098 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Mazda for sale $500ono if gone Sunday I’ll let go for 400 ono Hasn’t broke down on me, done long drives and short really well Heater and aircon work really we’ll Every now and again has some white smoking coming out/ not sure the problem so couldn’t tell you.. has a rear main seal leak, know what your doing to fix it wouldn’t take much to do so Lights indicators all work Stereo, CD player, Bluetooth, aux port and USB Unregistered wouldn’t take much to pass.. suit more to someone who knows what

Rockingham AreaEast Rockingham

39 minutes ago

2003 MAZDA 323 ASTINA AUTO!! Only 122760Km And Full Service History!!!
2003 MAZDA 323 ASTINA AUTO!! Only 122760Km And Full Service History!!!
2003 MAZDA 323 ASTINA AUTO!! Only 122760Km And Full Service History!!!
Dealer used

2003 MAZDA 323 ASTINA AUTO!! Only 122760Km And Full Service History!!!

$4,980
  • 122760 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

2003 MAZDA 323 ASTINA AUTO!! Only 122760Km And Full Service History!!! PERFECT FIRST CAR! With the reliability Mazda is known for, this 323 is a perfect first or second car. This car is a great first car. Features such as: ✅ Only 122760Km ✅ 2 Keys ✅ Full Service History ✅ Automatic ✅ Remote central locking ✅ Clean tidy comfortable vehicle inside and out ✅ Tinted Windows ✅ Beautiful Con

Perth City AreaWest Perth

2 hours ago

1986 Mazda 323 DELUXE Manual Wagon

1986 Mazda 323 DELUXE Manual Wagon

$5,500
  • 158000 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Original 323 wagon with books very clean for it's age. Very well maintained car. Club Permit not transferable.

Hume AreaWestmeadows

2 hours ago

2002 Mazda 323 SP20 manual with RWC and registration
Dealer used

2002 Mazda 323 SP20 manual with RWC and registration

$2,950
  • 260000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2002 Mazda 323 SP20 manual hatch travelled 260,000kms. Being the SP model it has the body kits, better trim etc. mechanically spot on, drives great, looks great. Will be sold with a current RWC (not done as yet) and 14th August rego. Selling through my LMCT, located in Macedon

Macedon RangesMacedon

5 hours ago

1994 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

1994 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

$1,000
  • 287662 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Cheap car Runs Mags Stereo New battery 1 months rego

Wyong AreaMardi

5 hours ago

2001 Mazda 323 Astina Sp20 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

2001 Mazda 323 Astina Sp20 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

$2,950
  • 184000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2001 Mazda 323 Astina SP20 Good Kms for age at 180000 Near new tyres right around New suspension New brake rotors and pads right around Just serviced Very reliable Very cheap on fuel Very zippy 6 months rego Current RWC

Caloundra AreaCaloundra

6 hours ago

2002 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

2002 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

$2,000
  • Contactless trade
  • 214000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Car is being sold without RWC, some work is required on the power steering rack. Engine, brakes, gearbox, transmission, tyres, electrics and AC - all fine. Features: New audio system with CD & Aux inputs Electric windows Has full service history available and has been serviced regularly - last serviced in Jan and was advised then power steering rack would likely need work by next service, has hardly been driven since due to current situation. Looking for $2000 ONO.

Bayside AreaBrighton

8 hours ago

Mazda 323 Astina 2002 hatchback very low kms good condition

Mazda 323 Astina 2002 hatchback very low kms good condition

$2,000
  • 147000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 323 2002 hatchback Call low kms only 147,000km Rego until mid September Air con Manual Well maintained Lakemba

Canterbury AreaLakemba

8 hours ago

MAZDA 323 PROTEGE

MAZDA 323 PROTEGE

$3,500
  • 189000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

MAZDA 323 2003 manual. In great condition selling without RWC as it was expired on march.selling because im moving back to my home country. Recently done the full service, • BRAKE PADS •ENGINE OIL •OIL FILTER •AIR FILTER Great for a first car buyer as the rego is expiring in OCTOBER and its low in mileage as well. Up for quick sale now!!

Darebin AreaReservoir

9 hours ago

Mazda 323 1990

Mazda 323 1990

$1,000 Negotiable
  • 176313 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

1990 Mazda 323 Reliable and economical Automatic Body needs TLC / easily repaired. Drivers side lock damaged Needs new muffler AC doesn’t work / just needs re gassed. 176313 kms 1 mth rego left. Second owner from new.

Port Adelaide AreaWingfield

11 hours ago

1996 Mazda 323 Astina Shades 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

1996 Mazda 323 Astina Shades 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

$550
  • Contactless trade
  • 224096 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

One owner, regularly serviced and been extremly reliable; great value if you just need something to move around locally; Alloy wheels, rear spoiler and tinted windows; Currently out of rego and no RWC but can be paid at buyer's expense before July 24 (without requiring full re-rego/RWC); Mechanically - needs new drive-shaft and battery, otherwise great condition for its age; tyres and brakes only have minimal Km's on them; Body - (other than usual supermarket door dings) scrape to left-rear

Banyule AreaGreensborough

11 hours ago

1998 Mazda 323 Astina
Dealer used

1998 Mazda 323 Astina

$2,000
  • 109863 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

1998 Mazda 323 Astina Runs and drives fine RHF fender is damaged Lic til 22 Aug 2020 4 cyl Auto Clean and tidy Call Motown Auto Wholesale

Victoria Park AreaEast Victoria Park

12 hours ago

2003 Mazda 323 ASTINA Automatic Hatchback LOW KLM  RWC AND REG
Dealer used

2003 Mazda 323 ASTINA Automatic Hatchback LOW KLM RWC AND REG

$3,950
  • 137676 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

MAZDA 323 HATCH BACK LOW KLM 137676 AUTOMATIC PWR STEERING AIR COND PWR WINDOWS VERY CLEAN BLACK DUCO GREY CLOTH INTERIOR CAR RUNS WELL AND WE WILL SUPPLY RWC AND 3 MONTHS REGO CAR CAN BE VIEWED AT 22 SECOND AV SUNSHINE CALL******1299 FOR ALL DETAILS******1299 $3950.00 ONO FINANCE AVAILABLE TRADE INS WELCOME *****1299 LMCT 11308 ACL 444317 *****1299

Brimbank AreaSunshine

12 hours ago

Mazda 323 Astina SP20 $TOP OF THE RANGE$

Mazda 323 Astina SP20 $TOP OF THE RANGE$

$3,500 Negotiable
  • 219480 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For Sale - 2002 Mazda Astina hatch : The registration expires 1/10/2020 and will come with a valid Road Worthy Certificate (RWC). The odometer reading is currently sitting on 209xxxKms. This Astina has been taken care of really well and I do my best to maintain it as services were always made on time. Equipped with a 4 cylinder engine and manual transmission which is extremely cheap to run on fuel; great example for a work car or a run-around car. The body and interior is immaculate, it is mec

Melton AreaBrookfield

13 hours ago

MAZDA 2000 323 AUTO. ONLY 114KMS $3450
Dealer used

MAZDA 2000 323 AUTO. ONLY 114KMS $3450

$3,450
  • 114800 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GREAT MAZDA323 WITH ONLY 114KMS AND ORIGINAL MAZDA BOOKS EASY TO DRIVE AUTOMATIC WITH POWER STEERING AND AIR CONDITIONING REGISTRATION TILL END JULY

West Torrens AreaMile End South

13 hours ago

2002 Mazda astina 323

2002 Mazda astina 323

$2,000
  • 214000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling due to upgrade Manual Clean interior Exterior has a few scratches and dull paint Power windows Central locking Rego due end of month but pink slip can be provided

The Hills DistrictGlenorie

15 hours ago

2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Hatchback 5dr Man 5sp 1.8i Manual Hatchback
2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Hatchback 5dr Man 5sp 1.8i Manual Hatchback
2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Hatchback 5dr Man 5sp 1.8i Manual Hatchback
Dealer used

2002 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Hatchback 5dr Man 5sp 1.8i Manual Hatchback

$2,990
  • 175207 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

2002 Mazda 323 ASTINA 5 speed MANUAL Hatchback FIXED PRICE SALE $2990 Low Km vehicle Just serviced 2 Keys and Log Books Registration till 21st September 2020

Rockdale AreaArncliffe

18 hours ago

Mazda 323 astina manual

Mazda 323 astina manual

$1,750
  • 197000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

REGO + RWC included Both valid till June 197000 KM Cosmetic damage as seen in pictures Runs perfectly No air con gas

Gold Coast SouthBurleigh Heads

19 hours ago

2003 Mazda 323 Protege 4 Sp Automatic 4d Sedan

2003 Mazda 323 Protege 4 Sp Automatic 4d Sedan

$2,490 Negotiable
  • 129400 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

I’m selling my 2003 Mazda 323 Protege due to upgrade. - Very low genuine mileage - All tinted windows - Kenwood stereo with Bluetooth, AUX and USB - Ice cold aircon and good heater - Near new all 4 tyres - Clean interior - Genuine Mazda rims - Very economical car - Few damages in front bumper - Faded paint on the bonnet

Gosnells AreaMaddington

20 hours ago

Wanted: MAZDA 323. Auto, 89000km!! Genuine, full option,

Wanted: MAZDA 323. Auto, 89000km!! Genuine, full option,

$4,950
  • 89000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 323 astina. 1997 model. With full options. In excellent condition 2021 January REGO. with all log books and 6 months rego. As you see in the pictures in excellent condition in and out for it’s age in has 89000 km on the dash as I’m the second owner and it was well looked after ..

Liverpool AreaLiverpool

21 hours ago

1997 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

1997 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

$3,000 Negotiable
  • Contactless trade
  • 391000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For sale Mazda 323 protege sedan • fully reconditioned 5 speed manual gearbox • new clutch • new wheel bearings • new front struts • new brakes • brand new tyres • Bluetooth CD player with Aux • full power options • tinted windows • mechanically A1 • 12 months rego Car has highway kms used to commute to Sydney from Port for work cars a1 mechanically nothing more to spend have receipts for all the work just passed blue slip call to view the car asking $3000 not in a hurry

Port Macquarie CityPort Macquarie

21 hours ago

2003 Mazda 323 Astina Shades 4 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

2003 Mazda 323 Astina Shades 4 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

$4,500 Negotiable
  • 139000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2003 Mazda 323 "Gold Automatic Hatchback 1.8 Litre This car is in clean original condition and drives like a dream. It has travelled only 139,000 KMs. Always serviced and is mechanically A1. Features include; Air conditioning, power windows/mirrors, remote central locking security, dual airbags, 4 wheel disc brakes, alloy wheels, driving lights, cup holders and tinted glass. Is a RWO but looks and drives great. Very economical to run and maintain and any inspection is most welcome. Rego: 27/08/

Blacktown AreaPlumpton

23 hours ago

Mazda 323 Astina 1997 -- UNREGISTERED - NO REG PLATES

Mazda 323 Astina 1997 -- UNREGISTERED - NO REG PLATES

$500
  • 203000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 4 Door sports car .. Unregistered and No rego plates. Motor runs... Does need a full service .........Body is straight. Navy blue color - top laquer is peeling mainly on hood. some on rear and roof..... 203,000km. ...Cloth Interior dash and console is in good to very good condion.. ....Good to restore .......or good for spare parts. ....Has rear spoiler......Must be taklen away by tow truck and buyers expense....Have original owners manual also..... No holds unless paid for.... At Altona

Hobsons Bay AreaAltona Meadows

23 hours ago

2002 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

2002 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

$3,999 Negotiable
  • Contactless trade
  • 250000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For sale is our daily driver. We’ve owned this car since 2013 and it has been an absolute gem. Serviced every 6 months regardless of kilometres. Our family is growing and so we have bought a newer, larger car. 250000km on the clock which is less than 14000km per year since brand new. It still drives brand new thanks to being lovingly cared for. Everything has been updated or replaced whilst in our possession. Things you’ll love - Economic and zippy 1.6l 4cylinder Less than $40 to fill t

Adelaide HillsWoodside

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  • Common FAQs
  • The top speed of a Mazda 323 is 167 km/h for the four or six-cylinder version. The Astina variant with a 2.0-litre dual overhead cam engine can generate 104kW of power and 183Nm of torque to the front wheels.
  • Based on sales volume alone, the Mazda 323 is a proven performer, enjoying widespread popularity with Australian motorists spanning three decades. In this respect, it's a worthy contender to the Toyota Corolla, when considering reliable motoring on a budget.
  • A 1994 model Mazda 323 can fetch as much as $4,070, which indicates that if well taken care of, these cars represent good resale value. In comparison, a 1998 model Honda Civic sedan on Gumtree can be found from $3,999.
  • Mazda 323s with a proven record of care and attention command high resale values. Prices range from $1,000 to almost $7,000 on Gumtree. A Mazda 3. Consider the Honda Civic range where 2012 models and onwards score a 5-star ANCAP rating.

Overview of the Mazda 323

Overview of the Mazda 323

The Mazda 3 is today one of the country's most popular cars, yet Australia fell in love with Mazda hatchbacks as early as 1977 with the first 323.

It sold like hotcakes in 1981 when a new-generation front-wheel-drive 323 replaced the rear-drive model.

There were various hatch, sedan and wagon body styles, and in the mid-1990s there was even a V6 alternative to the mainly four-cylinder line-up. A sporty SP20 model bolstered the 323's image before the model was replaced from 2004 onwards by the Mazda 3.

MAZDA 323 GENERATIONS (SINCE 1994)

1994-1998

1998-2003

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.6L 4-cylinder: 7.0 to 7.7 litres per 100km

1.8L 4-cylinder: 7.7 to 8.3 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder (SP20): 8.0 litres per 100km

2.0L V6: 10.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO MAZDA 323

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MAZDA 323 (1998 TO 2003)

The youngest Mazda 323 is now quite an old car. That means you really need to look at every prospective purchase on its individual merits, rather than on any hard and fast rules.

That said, there are a couple of recurring themes to be observed, starting with a 323 that has ever had its engine overheated.

This can be tricky to determine years later, but any engine that blows blue or grey smoke on start-up, has a misfire or a rough idle could be exhibiting the long-term effects of once having been too hot. This damage is permanent, too, and won't go away with a service.

Automatic versions also required their transmissions to be serviced according to the factory maintenance schedule.

A quick check involves getting the engine temperature up to normal (after a five-minute drive, for instance) letting it idle and removing the transmission dipstick.

The fluid on the stick should be a clean, clear red colour and shouldn't smell of burnt toast.