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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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2003 Mazda 323 SP20

  • 215000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

I bought this Mazda about 3 months ago. Only reason I'm selling it is I'm now needing a bigger car for work. Has a full service history and is mechanically sound. Air con works perfect. Still has rego for 2 months. Had a full service on the 20/7. Tyres and front brakes will need to be replaced soon hence why I put the price as negotiable. Comes with towbar and a brand new stereo worth $400.

$4,000Negotiable
Canberra City, ACT

6 hours ago

2003 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 249000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

“EOI” For sale 2003 Mazda 323 READ ALL. Manual 248xxx Pros : - REGO APRIL 2021 - air con - new clutch - new spark plugs - new fuel filter - new coils - serviced 2000km ago - standard stereo, will come with Bluetooth transmitter works well. - washed every week - $40 full tank Cons - body is a bit rough - few dents and scratches nothing major - dent on drivers side back door from previous owners. it would be good for an L plater or P plater, very fuel efficient, very well looked after. swaps

$4,000
South Penrith, NSW

8 hours ago

2003 Mazda 323 Astina 4 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

  • 206272 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

hi we have for sale a mazda astina shades 2003 model,this car has done 206,272 klms although the new speedo reads 156,272 as we have replaced the speedo.we have had this car for 10 yrs now.it has a rwc just done this morning 29/9/2020 and has passed,has had the macpherson struts replaced all round ,has had two outer tie rod ends done and a wheel alignment done as well,rear wheel bearings done about 8 months ago,front rotors replaced as well as the front pads 5 months ago and the rear pads and

$3,500
Marsden, QLD

9 hours ago

1995 Mazda Estina Hatch

  • 274000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

The Vehicle has just passed the transport Inspection 6 Months Registration, Air Conditioning Power Steering Drives well Please no emails or text messages. please call the number at bottom of advertising . As I am advertising for a friend phone

$1,950Negotiable
Lutana, TAS

10 hours ago

Mazda 323 automatic low kms ,12 months new rego 3600$

  • 131000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 323 automatic,low KMS only 131000 s..12 months new rego toll 29/09/2021..car absolutely on good condition,really clean car ,internal and external.its really healthy engine ,no any leak oil ,no any mechanical issue ,good tyre ,cold aircon .good tyre .anyone interest text me ,no Low offer people ,no swap .thanks

$3,600
Parramatta, NSW

10 hours ago

MAZDA 323 5DOOR HATCH 166000KM FULL HISTORY MANUAL BARGAIN $3500

  • 166000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

MAZDA 323 ASTINA IN PERFECT CONDITION ALL AROUND. NO DENTS OR SCRATCHES. IMMACULATE INTERIOR. MANUAL. 5 DOOR HATCH. 166000KM ONLY. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. BOOKS. 2 KEYS. ALARM. CENTRAL LOCKING WITH REMOTE CONTROL. FOG LIGHTS. ALLOY WHEELS. GOOD TIRES. REAR SPOILER. TINTED WINDOWS. 4 POWER WINDOWS. POWER MIRRORS. POWER STEERING. AC AND HEATER IN PERFECT CONDITION. RADIO. SUPER CLEAN AND TIDY CAR. NOTHING TO SPEND. SERVICED. BG CARS: 17 Oaklands road, Somerton park 5044

$3,500
Somerton Park, SA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2002 MAZDA 323 SEDAN, rego,rwc,automatic, clean car!!

  • 250000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2002 MAZDA 323 SEDAN Automatic Cold air Power steer Power windows Central locking CD player 6 months Qld rego and Rwc supplied Drives like new Grab a bargain today!! Trade ins welcome We offer easily approved Finance T.A.P and warranty on all our cars We are Located at 38 Lawrence drive, Nerang Gold Coast Call or sms me on to arrange a viewing today.

$2,999
Nerang, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

2003 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

  • 250000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling my beloved Mazda 323 Protege 5sp Manual Sedan 2003 Regretful sale, reliable and never missed a beat; comfortable and economical. (~$40 full tank) Second owner in with books. Good condition, New front tyres with spare at boot, Clean inside out, non-smoking driver, Cool in summer, warm in winter, Well maintained and technical sound. Great daily beater and great for manual learners. Rego till 30 Nov 2020 Message me for inspection in Parafield area, hope it’ll go to a good home!

$3,800Negotiable
Parafield Gardens, SA

15 hours ago

Selling my Mazda due to upgrade

  • 94727 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Good running condition, RWC. rego end of September. Clean inside Very good economically. Selling due to upgrade . Available for inspection

$3,600Negotiable
Endeavour Hills, VIC

21 hours ago

Mazda 323 Protege 2002 1.8L

  • 232274 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

—4 almost new tires —good interior It does not have rego. Plates have been removed. Selling for $400 quick price. *car currently missing all fan belts- does not run and out of rego: radiator boiled great for parts

$400Negotiable
East Lismore, NSW

22 hours ago

2000 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 224000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2000 mazda 323 Astina $2200 224xxxkms Purchased for work vehicle and as a daily Has never let me down, driven to Perth and back no worries Pros -very tidy in the inside -new brake pads/rotors -brand new spark plugs and ignition leads -new battery -recently serviced -brand new headunit/ amp and sub in boot (works perfectly) -new front door Rockford fosgate speakers -tint was professionally installed recently -mechanically a1 -very fuel efficient, $50 from e and will last you a week or so -cool

$2,200Negotiable
Bunbury, WA

24 hours ago

1996 Mazda 323 Astina 4 Sp Automatic 4d Hardtop

  • 204000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Up for sale is my 323 mazda astina for $1200 but I'm negotiable. Why? - Because 1) drive shaft ends need to replace ($200 with labor), 2)scratches on door. Exsept these two things (which is fixable) - it is great run around car and very fuel efficient. -has central locking, power windows and mirrorrs etc., cool aircon -low kilometres for its age Rego till the 01/11/2020 Been a good car but don’t need it anymore Give me an offer and we can negotiate to a certain extend, please no silly off

$1,200
Gepps Cross, SA

28/09/2020

2001 Mazda 323 Astina 4 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

  • 110706 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

5 Door Auto, 4 speed, 1.6L Petrol 2001 Mazda 323 Astina BJ II Shades Hatchback 5 Door Auto, 4 speed, 1.6L Petrol 110,706 Kilometres It’s perfect for a first car and has only been driven by two female driver’s - myself and my Grandma before me, who looked after it well. The car has been loved, garaged for most of it’s life and regularly serviced. It is super clean and comfortable with five fabric seats and large hatch boot space. 4 new Michelin Tyres were put on the car at the start of thi

$5,000Negotiable
Mont Albert, VIC

28/09/2020

2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 SP20 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 174369 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2003 Mazda 323 BJ II-J48 SP20 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

$2,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
28/09/2020

2003 Mazda 323 BJ Protege Shades Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 148782 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

WE'RE STILL OPEN REMOTELY! Also offering virtual tours via FACETIME to maintain buying confidence. Contactless delivery options available. ENQUIRE TODAY ON . USED CAR CLEARACE CENTER. We are located in Melbourne’s West, only 25 Minutes from Melbourne CBD. Open 7 days a week, MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9AM to 5PM and SUNDAY 10AM to 2PM TO SPEED UP YOUR FINACE APPLICATION, PLEASE BRING WITH YOU *Your 3 most recent payslips *Most re

$2,999
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
28/09/2020

Mazda 323 astina 2002

  • 192000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 323 2002 1.8l Power windows, remote central locking, power windows. Outside is in average condition as it has been scratched and locks damaged from someone trying to break in. Engine burns a little oil gearbox seems fine. Interior in good condition for age. Has rego until 09/02/2021.

$1,500
Midway Point, TAS

28/09/2020

2001 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 208000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling my super reliable comfy daily as I have upgraded It’s a Mazda 323 2001 with 208,000kms Manual Absolutely no problems, drive mint Good tyres all round Tow ball with trailer wiring plug New battery Has hail damage on roof as pictured Any other questions just message me Registered until 9/11/2020

Contactless
$2,500
Beldon, WA

27/09/2020

2001 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 220000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Up for sale is my Mazda Runs and drives fine Electric windows Power steering Central locking Manual 220,000kms Will need front left suspension looked at soon & exhaust gasket.

$1,500
Chigwell, TAS

27/09/2020

1999 Mazda 323 Protege shades manual sedan

  • 239446 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This little cheap to run 4cyl manual drives great and presents exceptionally well inside and out with a great service history cheap on fuel low maintenance don’t delay this one won’t last long would make a great first car or daily run around Rwc supplied Rego included Cold aircon Immobiliser fitted 5 speed manual 4 cyl Cheap on fuel Low on maintenance We are by appointment only so any questions or to arrange an inspection just call text or message

Contactless
$2,990
Rosemount, QLD

Dealer used
27/09/2020

2001 Mazda 323 BJ II Astina Silver 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 202655 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*****2001 MAZDA 323 BJ II Astina Hatchback 5dr Auto 4sp 1.6i ***** ** GREAT 1ST CAR ** ** AUTOMATIC ** ** BLUETOOTH AND USB CONNECTIVITY ** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ** FULL ROADWORTHY ** ** DEALER WARRANTY ** Easy to Buy with confidence and safety, we are a “CLICK and COLLECT’ Licenced Company that offers FREE Transport delivery to your door anywhere in Victoria under the COVID 19 compliance. We offer easy contactless methods for vehicle purchases, trade-ins and Finance. Great prices

Contactless
$6,490Drive Away^
Ravenhall, VIC

Dealer used
27/09/2020

2001 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

  • 111776 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Excellent condition, only 111,776kms!!! Headlight protectors, alloy wheels, factory mats. Power windows, air conditioning, radio and CD player, everything working.

$3,990
Mount Stuart, TAS

27/09/2020

1996 Mazda 323 Astina Shades 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 268000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Due to a change in circumstances i am selling my car. Must be seen to be appreciated, car is in excellent condition for a vehicle of this age both inside and out. Everything works as it should and even has cold air conditioning. Fully stock standard from factory bar the 15" BSA alloys with near new tyres and tinted windows. A fresh service has just been, completed along with a NSW blue slip and 12 registration. Vehicle has been maintained to a very high standard. She runs very smooth and is a

Contactless
$2,600
Broulee, NSW

27/09/2020

2001 Mazda 323 Protege Silver & Chrome 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 203368 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Good Books Manual Transmission Power Steering Electric Windows Air Conditioning Mag Wheels Good Tyres Need Finance Ring Pat . Please make appointment Thanks

$2,990
Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
26/09/2020

2002 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 137097 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Up for sale is my 2002 Mazda 323. It’s been in the family for over 5 years and it’s served us extremely well. It’s great on fuel and has a full service history. Selling due to it being a spare car and taking up space. If you can see this ad it means the car is still available 137000kms Aircon Power steering Bluetooth connectivity Full service history Ran on 98 fuel for better cleaner fuel economy Comes with rwc

$2,900
Mill Park, VIC

25/09/2020

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.