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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

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...

Mazda3 Video Review

the Mazda3 is Australia's best-selling vehicle. So what's all the fuss about?

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Mazda 3 Comparisons

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...

Audi A3 COD v Mazda 3 XD Astina : Comparison review

Not long ago the price difference between a Japanese small car and a premium-badged German was sizeable. Not too far into the past, either, diesel engines trumped petrols for fuel efficiency. Yet here we have the Mazda 3 XD Astina that is the flagship of the popular small car range, priced from $42,220 plus on-road costs in automatic form, running a twin-turbo diesel that claims to drink 5...

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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

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...

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 ASTIna Review

Unbeatable value for the money. In saying that it feels and drives like a premium European car. Love having it as an everyday drive to and from work. Feels and drives like a hot hatch but with all the comfort and convenience one could hope for. Heads up display, heated leather seats, sunroof, blind spot monitoring, GPS the list goes on and on...

2013 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport Review

Popularity. A Latin term, meaning common or well-liked. Such words can be said of the previous generation Mazda3, which was the outright sales champion in 2012. Chances are you know someone that owns one, or you’ve seen a couple of them on your daily commute. But, is the popularity justified? I’ve spent almost three years with one, and I’m inclined to say that the masses pretty much got this one right...

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