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2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

The top-spec Mazda 3 has just about everything you could want in a small car, but is it worth similar money to an Audi A3?

2018 Mazda 3 Neo Sport sedan review

With a new infotainment system and reversing camera, not to mention a new badge, is the Neo Sport a smart entry point for the ever-popular Mazda 3 range?

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

Though it seems hard to fathom for us here in Australia, Mazda is actually a small player in the global automotive market. The Japanese brand’s dominance in Australia – as the second best-selling manufacturer – is very much an anomaly on the world stage. The point here, though, is that as a car company, Mazda’s research and development budget is not on the same scale as the likes of Toyota, Honda or Nissan...

2016 Mazda 3 Maxx review

In Maxx trim, the Mazda 3 presents a compelling value proposition for buyers on a tighter budget that can't stretch to the SP25 grade. There's a lot to like about Mazda's small hatch.

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Mazda 3 Videos

Honda Civic VTi-LX v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Comparison

This comparison proves that buying what everybody else buys isn't always the best idea. Which of these two popular small cars should you consider? Paul Maric has the answer.

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

The Japanese brand’s dominance in Australia – as the second best-selling manufacturer – is very much an anomaly on the world stage...

Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

See the full article here. The opportunity to dig deep into motoring history and to experience it first hand can be as frightening as it’s possibly enlightening. In the case of Mazda Australia’s recent 40th Anniversary of the company's Small Car shindig, it was both. And thanks to an unforeseen person twist, for me at least, it was memorable in more ways than I’d anticipated...

2016 Mazda 3 Range Review

Read the full article here. You’ve made up your mind. You want a Mazda 3, and that’s that. But which Mazda 3 is the right one for you? With six different model variants to choose from, not to mention manual and automatic transmissions and two different bodystyles, there are plenty of options for buyers...

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Mazda 3 Comparisons

2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison

It’s fair to presume a couple of things when you consider that non-premium small cars are amongst the biggest-selling – make that the biggest-selling – passenger cars out there. And it’s also easy to presume that you don’t get much goodness for your modest spend...

2018 Honda Civic v Mazda 3 comparison

Do you hate being stuck in traffic jams? Yeah, me too. But, if you're going to be driving a small hatchback, why suffer in an entry-level model? This is where moving up in the model range changes a traffic jam from a chore to a treat. So, if you have around $35,000 burning a hole in your pocket, which premium hatchback should you go for? We lined up the 2018 Honda Civic VTi-LX and the 2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina to see which one deserves your hard-earned cash...

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

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Mazda 3 News

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year

The all-new 2019 Mazda 3 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Although iterative in its look, today's reveal signals 'a new era' for the Japanese brand. Both five-door hatchback and four-door sedan versions will be offered once again, though unlike the outgoing model the two body styles will have distinct personalities – Mazda says the hatch is 'emotive' while the sedan is 'elegant'...

2019 Mazda 3: Leaked images reveal new look

UPDATE: And now it's official. Full details here. With an embargo on the new 2019 Mazda 3 hatch and sedan's global unveiling less than two hours away, a suite of leaked photos have found their way online. According to Jalopnik, 'another outlet' let these ones loose ahead of schedule. We love a big reveal as much as the next fan, but..

2019 Mazda 3: Design and interior spied in testing

Revealing new spy photos of the imminent 2019 Mazda 3 have surfaced ahead of its LA motor show debut, offering the best look yet at the hatch style's final design. As expected, and as recent teasers have hinted, the new Mazda 3 small car will take much of its inspiration from the muscular Kai concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo motor show...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2018 Mazda 3 Neo Sport review

I upgraded from a two-year-old Hyundai i30 to the Mazda 3. I've wanted a cute red Mazda 3 for years, and now I've got one. However, once I finally got it, I was disappointed. Overall, the car is good, but there are a heap of things you don't really pick up on in the test drive that just detract from the overall experience of the car...

2010 Mazda 3 SP25 review

    My 2010 SP25 with 75,000km is a superbly built car that continues to delight every time I drive it. I do many long trips and enjoy the extra power and torque of the 2.5-litre engine, especially when overtaking on country roads, along with the crisp shifting and light clutch on the six-speed manual...

2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

So, I had a top-spec 2003 Mazda 6 Luxury Sports. For a 14-year-old car, it had all the bells and whistles... Of its time. Fast-forward to 2017 and much has changed in the automotive world. It was time to update. I had considered a new Mazda 6 and took one for a test drive. While I was a big fan of it, I found it a fraction too large for a 30-year-old male with no dependants...

2010 Mazda 3 Neo review

Uncle Algis likes to drive fast, really fast! I’ll never forget one white knuckled, harrowing drive around the Dandenongs in the back of his old Toyota Troop Carrier that he was throwing around the corners like a Golf GTI. The only thing that stopped him was the scream of “Algis, Slow down!” from Aunty Nijole...

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