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Mazda 323 2000 Problems

Are you having problems with your 2000 Mazda 323? Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest 2000 Mazda 323 issues & faults. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the 2000 Mazda 323 in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Used Mazda 323 review: 1994-2003
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Used Mazda 323 review: 1994-2003
Mazda3 has been at the top of the sales races in Australia many times in the last few years. Today we take a look at how honourable ancestor, the Mazda 323, fares in the used-car market. The 323 was offered with a full range of bodies: four-door sedan, four-door hardtops, five-door hatch and station wagon. While the
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Your mechanic is correct, but so are you. The mechanic's suggestion of a Corolla is a safe bet, one that won't come back to bite him in the long run, but the other cars you mention are also worth considering. All are solid, generally reliable cars, although I would be cautious about recommending the Astra to you. Stick to the well-known Japanese brands and she won't go too far wrong.

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YOU'RE right to be concerned because the higher the mileage the greater the chances of major problems. Your car has done almost twice the average ks for a car of its age, so you need to be wary. The Mazda 323 is generally a robust and reliable car and I wouldn't be concerned if it had the average 150,000km or so. Make sure it has been serviced by the book, with regular oil and filter changes, and it should have had two cam belt changes by now. When you start the engine listen for any rattling, and watch for smoke from the exhaust. When you drive make sure the gears engage smoothly without any baulking, and that there are no noises from the gearbox. If you're not sure have a trusted mechanic check it, or the RACV if you don't have anyone you feel you can trust.

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