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2017 Mazda 3 SP25 GT review

So, a 28-year-old single male was looking for a good bang-for-your-buck, well-kitted hatchback that would make you say wow, and not for its looks. The contenders were the Focus Titanium, Polo GTI, Mazda 3 GT and an Astra RS-V. The winner – Mazda 3 SP25 GT. Why? Well, let’s look at the cost (and yes, running costs were factored in)...

2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport review

  I only recently bought the car – just last week. The exterior is beautiful, especially in the Soul Red crystal metallic paint colour. It has a gorgeous depth to it that just makes the car look totally stunning. The interior is also amazing and completely functional...

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 review

After a failed attempt at buying a new couch one Saturday morning in 2015, I found myself in a Mazda dealership checking out the then newly released Mazda CX-3. You know, just for fun. I had no intentions to buy anything… I quickly realised the CX-3 wasn’t the right car for me due to the small boot...

2014 Mazda 3 SP25 review

An excellent and very good looking, sporty hatch and a vast improvement on my earlier 1990-model Mazda 1.8 Astina SP. Excellent ride and good performance on the highway, but a slight lag in initial acceleration compared to turbo-equipped competitors. The finish and fitment are excellent, with good reliability and excellent support from the local dealer...

2018 Mazda 3 SP25 review

Some of you may have seen the last review I posted – the leaving of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the soon to arrive subject of this review, the Mazda 3 SP25. So we have moved from family car to fun car. In the search for this car, I started out thinking it's the time in my life for a bit more of a spend and to get something nice...

2012 Mazda 3 MPS review

I have wanted an MPS for years, and now I finally have one. What a great decision that was! It has been amazing for the last five months. The Interior The comfort of this car has me wanting to sleep in it most nights. Seriously! It's safe to say that the interior of this car is far from boring. The black and red material that complements the seats and doors makes this car warmer in ways...

2006 Mazda 3 MPS review

Purchasing a Mazda 3 MPS is the best thing you will ever do. I've had my MPS for six months now and I've done 13,000km in it. It has been the most fun 13,000km I've ever done. This thing never ceases to put a smile on my face. Enough fluff, though, let's talk about the car. My particular example is an ’06 model...

2016 Mazda 3 SP25 GT review

The Mazda 3 has been quite the game-changer in the small-car segment since its arrival in 2004 (replacing the 323), and quickly establishing itself as one of the most sought after small hatchbacks in the market. Mazda continues its success with the Mazda 3 in the guise of the SP25 GT. I bought my Mazda 3 SP25 GT BN series in September 2016...

2010 Mazda 3 MPS Luxury review

Christmas is rolling around, and the new Mazda 6 2.5-litre turbo has just been announced with 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque – not a full-blown MPS model, but sweet all the same. However, it seems another day is another chance for Mazda to again tell us that it isn't doing performance cars anymore...

2014 Mazda 3 SP25 review

I purchased my SP25 Soul Red Mazda 3 auto brand new back in August 2014. I bought it due to the perceived reliability of the brand and on the basis of four test drives at four different dealerships. My experience was anything but pleasant. I disposed of the car three months ago with just over 70,000km on the clock. First, let's cover the positives...

2010 Mazda 3 Neo review

I bought this car a bit over a month ago from its original owner with 72,000km indicated. It's my first car that I bought for $7000 but after 12 months rego and title transfer it came to a bit over $8000. The previous owner had the windows tinted front and rear. I specifically looked for a Mazda 3 after the year 2010, as a few of the base models from 2009 were not equipped with side or curtain airbags...