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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    A man who knows his cars.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Dont know what it is. As soon as you blow their face off they want a go.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes. Not great for the family or my pregnant missus (baf back) as the ride is so hard. But great for me driving about.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Mercedes of some kind. Miss my RWD.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Independent

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £8,300

    When did you buy the car?

    August 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Because i got a silver one, it was cheaper than black. Very low mileage and did a deal due to the high tax.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Speed, size, value for money (car price).

    What was the dealer like?

    Nice dude, made me a cup of tea.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Rock hard, so not great over the bumps or driving slowly around town. Although if you cna live with it makes up for it when you're pushing it.

    What's it like to park?

    Terrible turning circle, but you get used to it.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Not had it long, but it's a Mazda so reliability should be good.

    What's most practical about your car?

    4 doors, big boot.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Steering wheel controls are great, blue dashboard lights are satisfying.