The Mazda 323 is a little car you don't hear much about, what with Saturn's lineup of hot-selling small cars, the new Honda Civic and Chevrolet's redesigned Geo Prizm stealing most of the headlines. But Mazda's 323 hatchback deserves a slot on the honor roll right next to those cars.
Like the Saturn, Civic and Prizm, the 323 is an inexpensive car. But it is not a cheap car. The 323 is solid, sturdy and worth its asking price.
A smooth and quiet 82-horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with fuel injection makes the 323 a terrific performer.
There's plenty of power for quick acceleration and, unlike many other entry-level small cars, the 323 can overtake slower traffic with... Read More