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Mazda 3 Saloon (2004-)

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  • Economy

    Value

    5 out of 5 5.0

    For what you get its fantastic value, climate control, 6 disk in dash multichanger, leather steering wheel and gear knob, the list goes on.

    Costs

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Fuel consumption is a bit high sometimes, but my first service cost £100 and I've had no problems with it.

  • On the road

    Driving

    4 out of 5 4.0

    In the dry its fantastic and the DSC can be turned off for a bit of fun, in the wet it tends to lose grip a bit, but altogether its fun to drive.

    Performance

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Quite quick of the mark, though first and second are a bit slow, once you hit third it really picks up. If you have more than two people in it though you start to feel a degradation in performance.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    5 out of 5 5.0

    One problem, an airbag sensor in the front has a problem, it's not watertight and it gives the airbag warning light now and then, Mazda will fix it under warranty so really no problems and Mazda have a great reputation for reliability.

    Image

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Not to every ones taste, I love it and theres not a great deal of saloon versions on the road and the front end looks meaty.

    Comfort

    4 out of 5 4.0

    There is enough adjustments to be made that can make it very comfortable. The suspension tends to be a bit too firm, over long distance though you arrive at your destination without any sore spots.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Thatcham 1 alarm with deadlocks as standard.

    Service

    5 out of 5 5.0

    The dealer I bought from, Hodgson Mazda, are fantastic, nothings a problem for them and they are very easy to deal with.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Other

    Problem with airbag sensor in front, but gets replaced under warranty with no problems.

    Ownership

    Did you buy the car new?

    New

    Would you buy the same model again?

    Yes

    Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?

    Yes