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About Mazda 323

The Mazda 323 sips at the gas pump, putting you on your way with a minimum of damage to your wallet. From home to work or school, the 323 is well known for its fuel economy of 30 mpg or more, depending on later modifications — and the weight of your foot. The Mazda 323 evolved from Mazda's entry-level compact Familia line, first appearing in the U.S. automotive market as the 1200 and then as the Great Little Car. The 323 entered the U.S. scene in 1986 as a two-door hatchback and four-door sedan. With enough room for a small family or a student with three friends and all their gear, the 323 was Mazda's budget-friendly model between 1986 and 1994. Mazda's U.S. and international versions of the 323 continued to evolve, leading to the 1989 to 1994 Mazda 323 Astina, also known as the 323F and the Astina. By 1994, the Mazda 323 was replaced by the Mazda 323 Protege. Tuners seek used Mazda 323s, replacing the small engine with a larger turbo engine or a newer Mazda 3 engine, modifying the suspension, and adding other aftermarket performance parts, which are available from the reliable sellers on eBay. Once modified, your compact car becomes a peppy little racer, ready to hit the road and show her stuff to the other small car enthusiasts.