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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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1999 Mazda 323 Astina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 170000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Three owner car. Well looked after. Has the usual little dings and scratches you'd expect from a car this older. Runs well and has has after market cd and cd stacker.

Contactless
$2,951.05
Croydon, VIC

59 minutes ago

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
4 hours ago

Mazda, 323 Protegae 2003. Low kms

  • 165856 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Low Kms for its age. 6 months rego Some paint scratches (wear and tears) Manual, Could be a good first car Good mileage and power contact via SMS is preferable as call usually misses due to old mobile fone. Cheers

$2,800
Sandy Bay, TAS

4 hours ago

1999 Mazda 323 astina

  • 300000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling my Mazda 323 astina Just serviced it New coilpack New engine belts Just got a wheel alignment Aftermarket head unit 5 speed manual Rego till the 16/12/2020 Been a good car but don’t need it anymore Message for more info!

$2,200
Castle Hill, NSW

6 hours ago

1991 Mazda 323 auto. Great condition.

  • 260000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Very well cared for. The car drives like new. Clean and tidy. Some paint fade. Perfect interior. This car will not disappoint. Very reliable. Cheap on fuel. Fun car to drive. Everything works.

$1,850
Quinns Rocks, WA

6 hours ago

MAZDA 323

  • 201136 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

02 MAZDA 323 ASTINA AUTO EXCELLENT CONDITION IDEAL FIRST CAR FOR LAND P PLATE DRIVERS GOOD REGO AND TYRES TIMING BELT HAS BEEN CHANGED CALL IN FOR A TEST DRIVE WONT LAST LONG CALL GARRY ON*****1270 STOCK NO 1772 DLN 13711 Website: clunesautocentre.com.au Phone: ******1270 Monday to Friday 8.00 to 4.30 Saturday 8.00 to 4.00 Mobile:

$4,995
Clunes, NSW

Dealer used
7 hours ago

Mazda Protege manual 9 months rego

  • 201000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Mazda 1997 Protege manual transmission, 9 months rego 201,000 kms. Perfectly clean inside & out no scratches. Everything works like new never had an issue. Regrettable sell due to no longer needing a second car.

Contactless
$2,200
Belfield, NSW

14 hours ago

1988 Mazda 323 SS Turbo

  • 250000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1988 Mazda 323 SS Turbo. This car will not disappoint, with electric sunroof, electric windows, upgraded turbo and computer, you'll be sure to turn heads. Owned by a mechanic, serviced every 7,500km. The car was used at powercruise 2019 and performed beautifully, chopping Golf GTIs and SS commodores. Great little sleeper to scare some commos. Goods -Chipped ecu to safely run 16psi -GTX2860R GEN 2 turbo. Externally gated -3" dump to 2.5" high flow exhaust system with HKS 4" cannon -Custom intak

$8,500
Gunning, NSW

14 hours ago

Mazda 323 automatic car for sale

  • 117500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

I’m selling mazda 323 in very good condition with low kilometres just has done 118000km and has 4 brand new tyres and 2 set keys service has done mechanically no oil leak just has few scratches I just paid 3 months rego i have all receipt and logbook as well I’m selling due to buy another car Toyota Yaris contact with me if you are looking for a good car with low mileage thanks price will be $3200

$3,500
Bentley, WA

22 hours ago

1998 Mazda 323 BA1163 Protege 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 280496 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

1998 Mazda 323 BA1163 Protege 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

$3,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2002 mazda 323 protege sports

  • 380000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Great little car 5 spd manual brought whilst my partners csr was getting fixed now need money to fix my own car drives well very cheap to run. 380 000 km needs a new windscreen as it is damaged on passenger side

$1,900
Dodges Ferry, TAS

Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

2002 Mazda 323 Astina Economical, Perfect First Car or Daily Runabout

  • 302018 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

PRICE DROP FROM $2990 to $1990 ! Now FIRM price (cannot go lower) The ever-popular Mazda 323 hatch, in classic silver! I'm selling this car for my son. Need to sell this weekend. Includes 10 months rego (worth $470!) Strong 1.8L motor, yet very fuel-efficient and economical to run. Basically straight body, a few minor blemishes. Runs really well, ideal first car for manual drivers, or a reliable daily. Practical car - small yet roomy, nice big loading space in the back. Comfortable 5 seat

Contactless
$1,990Negotiable
Woodsdale, TAS

Yesterday

1994 Mazda 323 BA11F1 Astina White 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 295391 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

1994 Mazda 323 BA11F1 Astina White 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

$1,199
Blair Athol, SA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2003 mazda astina Auto, RWC & Rego

  • 205134 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

Selling 2003 Mazda323 Hatchback Auto with more than 7 Months long Rego & RWC, has done 205134 kms. It runs smooth, mechanically it’s great, cheap to run around and has lot of space in boot, has Rego until 09-04-2021, nice and tidy inside and outside with minor wear and tear for age, has power steering, central locks, cold Aircon, CD player Radio etc, Body paint is good except some fade only on roof. inspections welcome.

$3,950
Arundel, QLD

Yesterday

2003 Mazda 323 Astina Shades 4 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

  • 170000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Fantastic car it has had only 1 owner Serviced regularly Automatic transmission Just got a $4000 paint job on it 1 month ago. Brand new radiator installed recently Air conditioning works Runs perfect. Text for further info and for inside pics. Open for swaps reason selling is because want a 4x4 Thanks

$6,000Negotiable
Gosford, NSW

Yesterday

Stylish 1997 Mazda 323 Astina For Sale

  • 258000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Slick looking car, drives really well, timing belt and waterpump changed last year, sunroof works and no mechanical issues, rego till december

$2,500
Randwick, NSW

Yesterday

2002 Mazda 323 Hatchback Automatic Astina

  • 211450 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Perfect as a first car -2002 Holden Astina 323 P01A -Automatic - New Tyres. - Perfect working condition. - Bumper needs fixing as shown in photos. - NSW registration. - Regularly serviced and looked after very well. - No smoking car. - Can provide with RWC, please ask. Bumper fix won't cost more than 500. I can adjust the price in the sale. Only selling because moving away to US.

$2,499
Cranbourne East, VIC

20/09/2020

Mazda 323 Astina

  • 170878 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

$5000 negotiable. Mazda 323 Astina . Great mechanical condition, excellent interior, great first car. Paint fading on roof and a little on some panels. Only selling as I needed an automatic car for my daughter. RWC included/ 9 months rego left.

$5,000Negotiable
Rothwell, QLD

20/09/2020

Mazda Astina

  • 321931 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We've run it out of water & cooked the engine but was running before that. great for All panels are straight but rear has a chipped spot see in the photos but panel still straight. Good for parts selling unregistered and not running.

$600
Mount Warren Park, QLD

20/09/2020

Mazda 323 Auto Reg And Rwc

  • 240000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 323 Reg And Rwc Automatic 240,000kms Very cheap to run November Registration Current RWC $2000 Firm

$2,000
Boronia, VIC

20/09/2020

2002 Mazda 323 Protege 5 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Up for sale my MANUAL MAZDA 323 173.....kms Just got the rwc, it won’t need anything for rwc. Rego until October 1st will able to renew for asking price. Everything else works great. CONTACT ME FOR MORE DETAILS. Looking for quick sale.

Contactless
$2,599Negotiable
West Melbourne, VIC

20/09/2020

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
20/09/2020

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.