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Mazda 323 2003

The 2003 Mazda 323 range of configurations is currently priced from $1,300. Our most recent review of the 2003 Mazda 323 resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 323: Well built and long lasting, Simple to drive, Handles reasonably well for its class and age

Mazda 323 2003 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 323 2003 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • 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 SP20 acceleration problem

    It's not a problem we have heard about, but I suggest it's related to the throttle position sensor. Take it to an independent mechanic experienced in Mazdas and they should be able to fix it. You're right not to put up with it.

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  • Replacing Astina with Mazda 2?

    The Mazda2 is rated to tow 500kg unbraked or 900kg braked, which would seem sufficient to handle your box trailer, but it depends on the weight of the trailer. Other cars of a similar size are similarly rated, so if you want to tow more than the Mazda2 is rated for you would need a larger car.

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  • Ask Smithy Xtra Mazda 323 revs and stalls

    If the coil were faulty I would expect it to play up all the time, not just first thing in the morning. Get the transmission checked, particularly the fluid level.

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Mazda 323 2003 Price and Specs

The Mazda 323 2003 is currently available from $1,300 for the 323 Astina Shades up to $6,990 for the 323 Astina.

Pricing guides

$4,891
Based on 55 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$1,300
Highest Price
$6,990
Mazda 323 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Astina Hatchback 1.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,800 $4,840
Astina Hatchback 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,600 $4,400
Astina Shades Hatchback 1.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Astina Shades Hatchback 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
Protege Sedan 1.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,200 $3,850
Protege Sedan 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
Protege Shades Sedan 1.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Protege Shades Sedan 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
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Mazda 323 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 Mazda 323 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 323 currently offers fuel consumption from 7.7 to 8.7L/100km. The Mazda 323 is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Mazda 323 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Astina SP20 Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 8.1L/100km
Astina Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.3L/100km
Protege SP20 Sedan 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 8.7L/100km
Protege Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 7.7L/100km
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Mazda 323 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 Mazda 323 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Mazda 323 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Astina Shades Hatchback 195x55 R15 15x6 inches 195x55 R15 15x6 inches
Astina Hatchback 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
Astina SP20 Hatchback 195x50 R16 16x6 inches 195x50 R16 16x6 inches
Protege Shades Sedan 195x55 R15 15x6 inches 195x55 R15 15x6 inches
Protege Sedan 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches 185x65 R14 14x5.5 inches
Protege SP20 Sedan 195x50 R16 195x50 R16
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Mazda 323 2003 Towing capacity

The Mazda 323 has maximum towing capacity of 720kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mazda 323 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Astina Shades Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 720kg
Astina Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 720kg
Astina Shades Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 720kg
Astina Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 720kg
Protege Shades Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 720kg
Protege Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 720kg
Protege Shades Sedan 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 720kg
Protege Sedan 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 720kg
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Mazda 323 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 Mazda 323 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1705mm x 1420mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 323 2003 Dimensions  include 1410mm height, 1705mm width, 4250mm length.
Mazda 323 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Astina Hatchback 1410x1705x4250 mm 150 mm
Astina Shades Hatchback 1410x1705x4250 mm 150 mm
Astina SP20 Hatchback 1420x1705x4280 mm 150 mm
Protege Shades Sedan 1410x1705x4365 mm 150 mm
Protege Sedan 1410x1705x4365 mm 150 mm
Protege SP20 Sedan 1410x1705x4380 mm 150 mm
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