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2016 Mazda 3 Review

The updated, 2016 Mazda 3 range brings some quality improvements to the table.

2016 Mazda 3 Touring Sedan Review

The Mazda 3 Touring sedan feels more expensive than it is.

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?

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2016 Mazda 3 Touring sedan Review

Read the article here. The small car market is one of the biggest segments for new car sales in Australia, but when you think of small cars, you probably think of hatchbacks. Those Models do make up the majority of sales, but small sedans - like the Mazda 3 - also play their part in appealing to buyers. Lets find out why...

Small Car Comparison Review : Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Hyundai 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.

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Mazda 3 Comparisons

Hyundai Elantra v Mazda 3: Small Sedan Comparison

There have been some big rivalries in the world of cars over the years, but the Hyundai Elantra versus Mazda 3 battle is probably one that hasn’t stood out to most people. This is not a thrilling pairing...

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...

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Mazda 3 News

Mazda and Driver Dynamics take North Melbourne Kangaroos to school

Mazda Australia and the North Melbourne Football Club have teamed up with Driver Dynamics to teach some of the AFL's youngest players how to stay safe behind the wheel. Attending a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway – as part of the AFL’s player welfare initiative – a handful of first- and second-year North Melbourne Football Club players tackled a day of theory and practical learning...

2016 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications

The current-generation Mazda 3 sedan and hatch range this week received its first significant update since launch in January 2014, bringing minor cosmetic changes outside and in, along with significant improvements in active safety and dynamism. As before, the Mazda 3 range is available in Neo, Maxx, Touring, SP25, SP25 GT and SP25 Astina variants, all in hatch and sedan body-styles...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

2016 Mazda 3 facelift goes official, Australian debut coming soon

The Mazda 3 facelift has been officially unveiled in Japan ahead of its arrival in local showrooms at the beginning of August. Visually, Mazda has resisted the temptation to meddle too much with what has been a successful formula for the 3, known as the Axela in Japan...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2013 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review

So the SP25 was a New Year / Repaired Hail Damage / End of Model / my Focus XR5 Turbo is costing me too much to run purchase, which, in essence, is a much better proposition for the driving I do (2 -3 times a week Brisbane to Sunshine Coast and back, plus commuting around Brisbane). As we are almost at the end of the warranty, and I have been debating what to do next, thought it opportune to offer a review...

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

I bought this car to replace my Mk6 VW Golf when its lease ended. The Golf had served me well, but difficulties getting a decent trade in and the poor reputation put me off rolling that dice again. This time around I wanted low risk, good value and some reasonable prospect of decent resale...

2014 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

From the day I picked her up, I've never had a problem. You can tell Mazda have really worked hard to make sure this car lasts, I've driven other cars and you feel like if you push it a little it will fall apart, but never with the Mazda. Pushing hard, there is a bit of understeer, but that's to be expected from FWD car. It has plenty of up and go as well...

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review

Mazda SP25 6 Speed Manual Sedan - This is the best small car I have owned. It actually feels like a larger car and in sedan guise, is sometimes difficult to tell apart from its larger cousin, the Mazda 6. This car is an ideal all rounder, the 2.5 litre engine pulls strongly from lower gears, in fact a lot of driving from left and right turns into side streets can be achieved in third gear...

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2016 Mazda 3 Review

2016 Mazda 3 Review

2016 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications

2016 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications

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