Hey Guys, Saw all this talk about rally and maybe even a little talk about a GTX, Raphael?, and thought I’d throw this out really quick.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Familia GTX is the 323 - for America at least - that was never meant to be. It’s RHD, AWD, and JDM, but you need to determine if this rare Mazda’s price is Jay-Day-Um.
Mazda's 323 was the replacement for a small runabout the company dubbed the GLC, or Great Little Car. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 323 is not just a real GLC, its turbo'd 4WD makes it a GTX, but will its price make it a POS?
Most Mazda racers enter Miatas or RX-7s, but you're actually better off- statistically speaking- with a Protege, 323, or other Mazda. 626s haven't done so well, but otherwise Mazdas have done great.
Even by the standards of Japanese-market car ads, this one for the '84 Mazda Familia (aka 323) seems exceptionally incomprehensible. There's what appears to be a fuzzy Dustbuster. There are oversized backpacks. And, of course, the Familia Gals!
Norwegian police arrested a motoring couple after observing them engaged in high-speed hanky-panky in their Mazda 323.
$3,480 sounds cheap, but the '78 Chevette Scooter went for $2,999. Still, the Mazda GLC was a good deal. Can you imagine a carmaker using the word "little" in their marketing today?
Not very surprisingly, the '63 Jaguar XK-E emerged victorious from Dead Man's Curve in yesterday's Jan & Dean-themed Choose Your Eternity poll. If it hadn't been for the unifying theme, I'd never have set a Chevy up against a car whose soul is possessed by the Prince of Darkness. But no matter- today we're going to…
We tend to think about rotaries when we think about Mazda engines, but it would really be stretching the definition of "workhorse" to include Mazda's Wankel in this series (perhaps we will do a Supercool Screamin' Engine of the Day series at some point, just so we can rant on about RX-3s, Cosmos, etc.). However,…