Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Mazda 3 (13-) Saloon
1 reader reviews for Mazda 3 Saloon.
  • 2.0 120 SE-L Nav 4dr

    Bryan Elsley Date: 11/11/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    The 3 is a very good car. Good points of the 3 are very smooth and light around town. Mine has the 2 litre petrol engine. Quite sufficient. The auto box is particularly good. The kit! Mine has extras that would add £5k to a £22k Golf. All for £19k on the road. It's hard not to note that difference when you throw in Mazda reliability and the helpful dealer.

    Not so good is Road noise at higher speeds. That's pretty much all Mazdas I believe. I've actually got used to it. I don't know why Mazda don't fix that. The much vaunted touch screen is a bit tricky and it doesn't work in touch mode when the car is moving. It's hard to park initially because of the swoopy shape but you conquer it eventually. Get the parking sensors. All these features are cheap on a Mazda.

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