Mazda 323F for Sale in Nigeria
The production of the sub compact vehicle Mazda 323F stopped in 2003, but in the years it was in production the Mazda 323F made its impact in the automobile market. Manufactured by the Japanese automakers Mazda Motors Corporation, the Mazda 323 came into being in 1963. A sub compact car, it has the seating capacity of five passengers and is available in a three door hatchback, a four door saloon and five door station wagon. Since its production in 1963 up till its discontinuation in 2003, the Mazda 323 saw eight generations of production. Trying to set itself out from the crowd, the Mazda 323F was offered in GT and GTX models which had impressive horsepower and awesome speed. In Nigeria, many pre – owned Mazda 323F were purchased in the country, and are still available for sale in good conditions and reasonable prices. Looking for a Mazda 323, we at Jumia Car, Africa’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace are here to help.
What to know when Buying Mazda 323F
Performance and Specifications of Mazda 323F
The Mazda 323F is available in either front wheel or four wheel drive, having several powertrains. Engine types start from a 1.3 litre all through to a 2.0 litre engine, and they are either petrol or diesel. Transmission is four speed automatic and five speed manual/automatic. With regards to fuel economy, the Mazda 323 has an impressive average reading of 30 mpg (miles per gallon).
How is the design of Mazda 323F
The exterior of Mazda 323F has come a long way. From the very box like flat deck designs which reigned through the 60s into the 80s, to the now streamlined and modern designs with curves and edges. The design of the Mazda 323F from 1985 going forward included reverse-rake front grille and rectangular lights which were updated to square shaped and circular lights. The reverse – rake front grille was also updated in newer models. Some of the later designs which were given facelifts were designed by former Porsche designers, hence giving it that Porsche look. One notable model was the seventh generation Mazda 323 Astina. The Mazda 323F interior was also designed as practical yet functional. Fitted with cloth upholstery mostly, it has air conditioning, power steering, and cruise control is offered in some other trim levels. It also comes with a factor fitted stereo which supports CD usage and a few having auxiliary options.
What are the standout features of the Mazda 323F?
With the Mazda 323F, there are no “innovative” technologies. The people at Mazda manufactured a very functional car which could meet the needs of the users. It had enough passenger space, was not too bulky and difficult to park, and was fuel efficient. Not designed for off-roading, the Mazda 323F performs fairly well on road terrains which are not smooth. It comes as no surprise why many commercial taxi drivers in Nigeria make it a top choice in making long distance trips in the country. Jumia Car's opinion is the efficiency and performance of the Mazda 323F makes it stand out in the crowd.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Mazda 323F in Nigeria
Many of the used cars found in Nigeria are Mazda 323F. Very popular with the commercial taxi drivers, especially the sixth and seventh generation, a few people in the younger generation also own Mazda 323F. It is an excellent car to buy for your son or daughter if they are going to the university, and you can afford to buy them a car, or as a backup car in the house. It is also a very good car for the early morning school run and for grocery shopping (consider the station wagon build).
The Best Mazda 323F year to Buy in Nigeria
Among the different year models of Mazda 323F cars that are imported into country are favourite models like the 2002 Mazda 323F and 2000 Mazda 323F which are on the increase in the Nigerian car market.
Mazda 323F Price in Nigeria
The Mazda 323F is no longer in production, and one would not be able to find a brand new one around. Your best bet would be to find one which was imported into the country (Tokunbo), or one which was used in Nigeria. Find below an estimated price range.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Mazda 323F for sale, for a 1998 Mazda 323F – 2013 Mazda 323F model, you would be spending between – N700,000 – N1,000,000, which is a price range thant depends on the charges paid at port of entry of the vehicle, odometer readings and general state of the vehicle.
Nigerian used (Registered) Mazda 323F for sale usually depends on the overall state and year of registration of vehicle. The 1998 Mazda 323 – 2003 Mazda 323F models fall within the price range of N600,000 – N800,000, 1994 – 1998 production year range between N400,000 and N700,000
General Conclusion of Mazda 323F
In Nigeria, the alternative choice to purchasing the Mazda 323F would be a Nissan Primera. This is equally a very good car, and would probably function as well as the Mazda 323F. With such a competition, it is important that the used Mazda 323F you are buying is in a very good condition and is serviced properly. The Mazda 323F is a good car all around, and would serve its owners without much of a hassle.