Bashbox 9 of 12: 1989 Mazda 323
This next car is number 9 of 12 in a special feature we are doing inspired by a vintage Car and Driver article that covered cars offered for new in 1992 for less than $10k and had air conditioning, a rear defroster, and an AM/FM radio. These economy cars compact economy cars were ranked by a random group of college kids and this is number 9. Find this 1989 Mazda 323 offered for $3000 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1989 mazda 323
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
Runs and drives smooth
Clean title in hand
Registration up to date
Alot of work has been done
All maintenance was done on time
Clutch been replaced
Valve cover seals done less than 300miles ago
New tires and brakes
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That actually looks like a pretty good car for the money.
I know. $3k doesn’t buy s#*! these days in a used car. Stupid inflation.
Great little cars. The big question would be timing belt. I believe the motor, if original, is a non-interference engine, so a bit easier to live dangerously on timing belt age.