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?