Mazda 323 for Sale in Nigeria
The Mazda 323 is a compact sedan type vehicle manufactured by the Mazda Motor Co. In many markets it is marketed as Mazda Familia or even as Mazda Protegé in the Latin American countries. The production of Mazda 323 started as a Keijidosha car in 1963 when the Japanese economy was booming. A Keijidosha car is a small car which conforms to the environmental standards set up by the Japanese government. Mazda decided to discontinue the production in 2003, after 40 years of manufacturing, when they revamped their product line and introduced Mazda 2 to replace the Mazda 323. Carmudi offers both Nig used and tokunbo Mazda 323 for sale in Nigeria at amazing price deals from local dealers.
What to know when Buying Mazda 323
Performance and Specifications of Mazda 323
Mazda 323 carries on the tradition established by other Keijidosha cars and is compact, fuel efficient and easy to use. Salient Mazda 323 features are given below:
- The Mazda 323 is available in 1.3L, 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L and 1.9L models internationally. Needless to say that the 1.3L and 1.5L are the most popular and most easily available ones in Nigeria.
- Although automatic versions are available on the international market, the versions available on the Nigerian market are exclusively manual transmission 5+1 speed models.
- The models available on Nigerian market are front engine and front wheel drive.
- It is a four door, five seater car which comes with a trunk for luggage storage.
- The Mazda 323 is available both in Petrol and Diesel versions.
How is the design of Mazda 323
Mazda 323 was manufactured in the Mazda production plant in Hiroshima till 2003 when eventually Mazda decided to discontinue it. Throughout its life span of 40 years, the Mazda 323 was released in seven generations. The 2000 Mazda 323 is one of the most beautiful Mazda designs ever. It is so distinguishable from usual Mazda designs in other to compete with other sedan vehicles from different brands.
What are the standout features of Mazda 323
The standout feature of Mazda 323 is its availability in no less than 5 cylinder volumes which means that the buyers can pick and choose an engine if they want to maximize the fuel efficiency or power available to them.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Mazda 323 in Nigeria
There can only be used versions of the Mazda 323 available at dealerships in Nigeria since they company discontinued production of this sedan model years back. The used vehicle types that can be found on the car market is the tokunbo Mazda 323 and the Nig used Mazda 323 versions. Among they used versions are very old year models that are offered at reasonable price by dealers in the country.
The Best Mazda 323 year to Buy
It will probably be worth buy the 2003 Mazda 323 even though the 2006 Mazda 323 came later since that year model is well known and common in Nigeria, therefore spare parts and service centers are easy to locate in most cities in the country.
Mazda 323 Price in Nigeria
Mazda cars have been a feature of Nigerian automobile landscape since the late 1970s. The availability of spare parts and skilled manpower has never been a problem. Along with other Japanese brands such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan, Mazda has always been readily available in Nigeria since the rise of petroleum rich upper middle classes. The price range of Mazda 323 vehicles found on the Nigerian auto market depends on their year of fabrication, mileage and condition.
- 1992 Mazda 323 – 1996 Mazda 323: ₦400,000 – ₦600,000
- 1998 Mazda 323 – 2001 Mazda 323: ₦600,000 – ₦800,000
Overall Impression of Mazda 323
Mazda 323 is the ultimate compact car produced by Mazda Motor Co. It became so successful that Ford Motor Company some 323 model designs and The Familia was also rebranded as the Ford Laser and Ford Meteor in Asia, Oceania, Southern Africa, some Latin American countries and, from 1991, as the Ford Escort and Mercury Tracer in North America. Later in 2001, Ford bought the seventh generation Mazda 323 design and produced it as Ford Lynx and Ford Activa. The 323 line became so successful that Mazda decided to launch sports car models. station wagon models, sedan models and even crossover SUV models based on the 323 line. Even today, the production of 323 continues in some Latin American countries under Ford Motor Company badging.