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Mazda 323 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 323 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I put fuel in my Mazda 323?

    Refuelling is actually a pretty dangerous practise, even though it’s one that most of us do on a weekly basis. So the first thing to know is that you need to stick to all the safety requirements issued by both the car-maker and the service station you’re using, including not using mobile phones while you refuel and making sure that even a few drops of spilled fuel is washed off the car and diluted with water on the ground.

    Beyond that, the Mazda 323 should have a fuel-flap release lever on the floor, down beside the front-right hand corner of the driver’s seat. If the seat is positioned for a shorter driver, you may need to slide the seat back to reveal the release lever. Then, once the lever has been pulled upwards to release the external flap, you should be able to turn the actual fuel cap anti-clockwise to remove it. But take it slowly and don’t be surprised if there’s a hissing noise as some air is sucked into the tank as you break the cap’s seal. Once you’ve refuelled, replace the cap and turn it clockwise until it clicks once and spins freely, close the fuel-flap and you’re all done. It’s also a nice idea now to zero your trip-meter so you can calculate your fuel consumption next time you fuel up (not all cars back in 2001 had trip computers).

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  • How much should it cost to fix a 2000 Mazda 323 pick up issue?

    I’m not sure if you mean pick-up as in acceleration or pick-up as in a sensor that should `pick up’ electronic signals and send them to the computer to control the car’s functions. And even if I assume you mean the car has a problem with accelerating, I have no idea what could be causing the issue with no list of symptoms or observations. It could be dragging brakes, a worn out engine, poor tuning, a dodgy fuel pump, tired park plugs and about a million other possibilities. Sorry, but you’ve stumped me.

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  • Should I scrap my '87 Mazda 323

    Based on your description it’s only worth what a scrap merchant might give you. If you really want to try and sell it ask $500 and you might get $200.

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  • Does Mazda 323 use E10 fuel?

    Mazda's advice is that you shouldn’t use E10 fuel in your 323. Continue to use regular unleaded.

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Mazda 323 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda 323 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $2,300 and going to $4,840 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2003 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,300 $4,180
2003 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,840
2002 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $1,900 $4,840
2002 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,100 $4,070
2001 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $1,850 $4,070
2001 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,200 $4,070
2000 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,100 $4,070
2000 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,100 $4,070
1999 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,100 $3,850
1999 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $2,100 $4,070
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Mazda 323 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda 323 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.7L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2003 Hatchback 7.7L/100km 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Hatchback 8.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Sedan 7.7L/100km 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Hatchback 7.7L/100km 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Hatchback 8.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Sedan 7.7L/100km 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2001 Hatchback 7L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2001 Hatchback 8.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2001 Sedan 7L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2000 Hatchback 7L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2000 Sedan 7L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
1999 Hatchback 7L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
1999 Sedan 7L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 323 Pricing and Specs for 2003

Mazda 323 Wheel Size

The Mazda 323 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 185x65 R14 for Sedan in 2003 with a wheel size that spans from 14x5.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2003 Sedan 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
2003 Hatchback 195x55 R15 15x6 inches 195x55 R15 15x6 inches
2002 Hatchback 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
2002 Sedan 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
2001 Hatchback 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
2001 Sedan 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
2000 Hatchback 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
2000 Sedan 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
1999 Hatchback 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
1999 Sedan 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda 323 Wheel Sizes

Mazda 323 Towing Capacity

The Mazda 323 has maximum towing capacity of 720kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2003 Hatchback 720kg 720kg
2003 Sedan 720kg 720kg
2002 Hatchback 720kg 720kg
2002 Sedan 720kg 720kg
2001 Hatchback 720kg 720kg
2001 Sedan 720kg 720kg
2000 Hatchback 720kg 720kg
2000 Sedan 720kg 720kg
1999 Hatchback 720kg 720kg
1999 Sedan 720kg 720kg
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Mazda 323 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda 323 Sedan and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2003 Sedan 1410x1705x4365 mm 150 mm
2003 Hatchback 1410x1705x4250 mm 150 mm
2002 Hatchback 1410x1705x4250 mm 150 mm
2002 Sedan 1410x1705x4365 mm 150 mm
2001 Hatchback 1410x1695x4200 mm 150 mm
2001 Sedan 1410x1695x4315 mm 150 mm
2000 Sedan 1410x1695x4315 mm 150 mm
2000 Hatchback 1410x1695x4200 mm 150 mm
1999 Hatchback 1410x1695x4200 mm 150 mm
1999 Sedan 1410x1695x4315 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda 323 Dimensions