Mazda 3 Review from Singapore

2004 Mazda 3 mazda3 1.6AT luxury

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6AT luxury Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance17000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Smooth engine and flawless AT gear change unless exhilarating tiptronic employed in the correct way!

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

It's a car meant to be driven by the driver.

You chose the way you want to drive it.

City driving with AT is good enough.

Enthusiastic driver finds the tiptronic override function exhilarating!! can go from 0-60km/hr in less than 2 seconds, but must be very sure you know how to shift the gear properly before trying to do so!

Driving persistently with manual override increases FC to about 10.5km/L.

But average decent driving (like most sunny drivers do) will get you close to 12km/L or better (after servicing)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2006

28th Apr 2007, 08:10

The 3 is definitely a great car. very firm ride yet comfortable. Doesn't roll like corolla nor nissan sunny. handling compared to Honda civic is like comparing chees to chalk esp when sharp turn at corners. ZOOM! ZOOM!

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review