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2016 Mazda 3 Neo Hatch Review

The 2016 Mazda 3 Neo is the entry variant in the line-up, but is it the pick of the bunch?

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?

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...

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...

Mazda 3 Review : LT2

A second month with the third-generation Mazda 3 raises some philosophical questions and interesting answers.

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...

Mazda 3 Review : LT1

Dan moves from a niche premium hatchback long-termer to three months in the most popular privately purchased car in Australia...