Never Seen One Before: 1995 Mazda Lantis 323F

I was going to file this next car under the heading of “I don’t know what this, but I like it” but instead I’m going to put it in the “I have never heard of this car, but I like it” bucket…and as regular readers of this site can attest, we publish some odddd stuff around here.  It was known as the Mazda 323F, Mazda Astina, Mazda Allegro, or Mazda Artis, but you’ve probably never heard of ANY of those cars because it was only sold in Japan, Europe, Chili, Columbia, New Zealand and a few other obscure locales…now that I look it it…it appears to have been sold EVERYWHERE but North America. Find this 1995 Mazda Lantis 323F offered for $9950 in Santa Clara, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.

From the seller:

1995 Mazda 

fuel: gas 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

Super Clean Car !! 

Car was imported to the United States by a private individual and is probably the only one here 

Only Mazda design by Porsche 

Car is like New inside and out !!!

Very low miles/kilometers 

62k mile or 101k kilometers 

Seat are new and double stitched 

Tires and wheels are like new as well 

Car runs and drives great 

Has current California registration and title in hand 

See a better way to drive a hatch?