Mazda 3 Review from Chile

2010 Mazda 3 Sedan S 1.6 gas

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 gas Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance23000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

Good, but expensive for the price

Faults:

Noise from the rear of the vehicle, especially with pavement imperfections. These sounds appeared at 18000 km, and progressively increased until I sold the car.

General Comments:

It is a good car, but not great as you might believe.

The engine of 1.6 is small, and somewhat old for the weight of the car. Overtaking is difficult, the car needs to accelerate hard to get momentum on the highway.

The car is especially stable on corners, and it is very easy to drive.

There are many parts of the car that are totally exposed; it was common to find new paint defects or scratches after a shopping day in the mall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2011

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review