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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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17 reader reviews for Mazda 3 Saloon.
  • 2.0 Sport 4dr

    darren barrow Date: 08/12/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I absolutely love the look of the car and in my opinion is visually far more appealling than the hatchback version.

    I have been very impressed with the consistent fuel economy and in the 8 months/11k miles it has averaged just under 40mpg, which given its a 2.0 litre petrol is very pleasing.

    I really like the interior which is roomy, practical and well equipped. The Bose stereo is superb and the steering wheel controls are very handy. There is a general air of quality in the ambience of the cabin and the only criticism I have is that some of the plastics are low rate. It's ergonomically good and extremely comfortable on long journeys helped by good seat adjustment, steering wheel adjustment and good visability.

    I agree with some reviews that have commented on the boot which does take getting used to, but the size and practicality of it more than makes up for it.

    I would recommend the car to anyone, I am just about to have my first service so we'll see how the dealer handles this. There have been no teething or quality issues with the car as yet and I am looking forward to many more trouble free miles.

  • 1.6 D TS 4dr

    Andrew Riley , Lincs . Date: 20/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my Mazda 3 second hand and think its great, im am getting an average of 55mpg at the moment and the 1.6td engine is punchy while being quiet and smooth. The ride is great and the seat has loads of adjustment and is very comfortable. The standard stereo is ok but could be better and the a/c isnt very powerfull. Also in the wet the standard Yokahama 15" tyres are rubbish and pulling away on roundabouts you can loose grip. Over all its great and the only problem i have had is the laquer is flaking off the rear bumper by the wheel arches.

    Buy one!!! today

  • 2.0 Sport 4dr

    Valdemar Garza , Nuevo Leon . Date: 10/05/2006
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a good car, I just think it should have an improved car audio system.

  • 2.0 Sport 4dr

    John Sims Date: 07/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A really nice drive. Refined yet dynamic when needed. Following four months of ownership, I have no real critisism to offer, except a couple of very minor issues - such as the boot lid, which can easily catch the fingers of the uninitiated.

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