Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

With an alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks as standard, the 323 should be reasonably secure on your driveway, whilst the etched windows offer further anti-theft protection. The built-in stereo also acts as an effective theft deterrent, as it is awkward to remove and is useless in anything other than another Mazda. There is no NCAP safety rating, although the 323 does seem sturdy and resilient enough to protect you in moderate collisions.

Generously spacious for its class, the 323’s load area is sufficient and plentiful, if a little oddly shaped. Although the air con does sap the power and drink too much fuel, the 323 is a no-nonsense, hassle-free runabout that shouldn’t cause you too many issues. The steering wheel could also be improved with more customisable options – it's only tilt adjustable – but practicality is definitely one of the Mazda’s strong points.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 323 (98-03).

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Aegean equipment

Aegean standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels
Aegean optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

Atlantis equipment

Atlantis standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Atlantis optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

Celebration equipment

Celebration standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Celebration optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

GSE equipment

GSE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
GSE optional equipment
None available

GSi equipment

GSi standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
GSi optional equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags

GXi equipment

GXi standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
GXi optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

i equipment

i standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
i optional equipment
None available

LXi equipment

LXi standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
LXi optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
None available

Shiraz equipment

Shiraz standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Shiraz optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Turbo optional equipment
None available