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2015 Mazda 3 XD Astina Speed Date

The Melbourne Zoo, but the lady came along as she had never been before, so I guess it was more of a threesome.

2014 Mazda 3 Review : LT4

Our long-term Mazda 3 returns to its maker, but do we have a tear in our collective eye?

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Review

I liked, but didn't love the last 2.0-litre Mazda 3 I drove. Will the SP25 with a larger 2.5-litre engine sway me?

Mazda 3 Review : LT3

If you’ve followed the first two updates on our Mazda 3 Maxx long-termer (read them here and here), you’ll know that the very fact that I’m writing this third instalment rather than the car’s official custodian, Dan, is significant...

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Mazda 3 Videos

Small Car Comparison Review : Corolla, 3, i30

In the first half of 2015, the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 and Mazda 3 made up more than 10 per cent of the entire new vehicle market, which is an astonishing feat. In the sales race, it’s the Corolla that’s got its nose in front of the Mazda 3, with the i30 consistently holding down third just behind...

Mazda 3 Maxx Review

The Mazda 3 is the most popular privately purchased car in Australia and has not only proven itself a dependable performer since going on sale last year – it’s also more comfortable and tech-savvy than ever before. You can get the Mazda 3 in a sedan, or as we have here, a hatchback...

Mazda 3 Video Review 2014

Jez Spinks takes an in-depth look at the all-new Mazda 3 hatch and sedan.

Mazda 3 Video First Drive

Swap out of the old Mazda 3 and into the new Mazda 3 and it feels as though the fast-forward button has been pressed through not one, but two generations...

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Mazda 3 Comparisons

Ford Focus Trend v Mazda 3 Maxx Comparison

Small hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus are not selling quite as well as they used to, with the boom in small crossovers such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V eating heartily into their market share. But despite the changing face of the auto market, this segment of vehicle remains Australia’s most popular overall...

Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 : Small hatch comparison

The Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 cumulatively claim a bigger chunk of Australia’s new vehicle market than any other trio of rivals. Remarkably, they represent more than one in every 10 sales of not just passenger cars but all vehicles sold across the country, including SUVs, utes, vans and trucks...

Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf

Definitions shift over time, none more so in the automotive landscape than with the term ‘people’s car’. What once referred to a German Beetle, French 2CV or an Indian Tata bringing motoring to their respective masses can also be placed in an Australian context...

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Mazda 3 News

Mazda MPS performance renaissance on cards

The Mazda 3 MPS will return, but not for quite a while yet. On the plus side, the Japanese company could be aiming for hotted-up performance versions of multiple models such as the Mazda 6 and forthcoming CX-4 as well. The drivetrain of choice for bigger versions, as we understand it, could be a turbocharged version of the current 2...

Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...

Mazda 3 Neo : Boss defends lack of reverse-view camera; says kids shouldn't be on driveways

The boss of Mazda Australia has defended his company’s decision not to equip the entry-level Mazda 3 with a standard reverse-view camera, saying that drivers need to take more care and parents need to keep children out of driveways...

2015 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications : Features up, prices down by up to $1150

All variants in the 2015 Mazda 3 range have either been repositioned with lower prices or gained extra standard features as the Japanese brand continues its aggressive start to the year. Price cuts of between $600 and $1150 apply to all Mazda 3 sedan and hatch variants from the second-tier Maxx up, while the entry-level Neo gains over $1200 in value while retaining its previous pricing...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2014 Mazda 3 Review

A cynic, by definition, is someone who is skeptical by nature, especially when, say, a car company comes out with a new model that promises to be all things to all people and is lapped up by the public in large droves, which is more or less what happened when the latest Mazda3 was released...

2009 Mazda 3 Review

The BL Mazda3 MPS is not your average grocery-haulin' hatchback. Although it can fill this role quite competently, the car takes no effort to hide its attitude problem, with a large rear spoiler, 18” alloys, twin exhaust, side skirting, and *prominent* bonnet scoop. The latter feeds cool air to the intercooled MZR 2300cc turbocharged four cylinder engine with direct injection...

2014 Mazda 3 Review

You wake up in the morning; groggy and grumpy because you've got yet another day of work ahead of you. You perform your morning rituals and, with a heavy heart and a sigh, walk out the door. And there it stands. Your Mazda3, just as stunning as ever. Still making you feel as excited as you did when you first picked up the keys and took it for a test drive...

2012 Mazda 3 Review

Unfortunately not everyone can afford the latest and greatest sports cars, luxury sedans and SUV's. So for the average petrol head with the average wage and a family, the goal is to find a car that you can enjoy without needing to plunge into inordinate amounts of debt. This brings us to the modern crop of hatchbacks...

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Mazda 3 Galleries

2014 Mazda 3 Review : LT4

2014 Mazda 3 Review : LT4

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Review

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Review

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