I never considered a Mazda until I took the 3 for a test drive. I was impressed with the quality fit and finish and the technology in this car. It has everything I need.
The engine has more than enough power for spirited drives and drives smoothly for everyday driving. The seats are very comfortable and supportive.
Love the sound system. Heads up display is fantastic. overall a great sporty car with great features and is fuel efficient, I researched this car before my purchase and there is a lot of comments regarding the road noise.
The road noise is more evident on coarse bitumen without being obtrusive. I never drive a car without music on, so this is not a problem with me. Besides with a 9 speaker bose sound system why would you drive without music?...
6 Speed automatic transmission is seamless and very smooth. Leather seats are great and add a touch of luxury to this car. Rear view camera is clear and combined with rear park sensors make reverse parking so easy.I have yet to use the heated seats however I am sure it will be appreciated this coming winter. if you are looking for a car with great features, a powerful engine that is fuel efficient, great handling, and reliable you cant go past the mazda 3.
The interior quality and function would put many European cars to shame. Servicing cost is reasonable. My only regret is that I did not opt for the safety pack.
Very happy with my decision to purchase this car.