2004 Mazda 3 SPORT S/R 2.0 from UK and Ireland
The only thing that happened- I don't know if it is a fault though, is that all the interior lighting (except dashboard) went very dim, almost as though the panel dimmer control had been turned right down, but it hadn't. Turned off the engine and re-started and it was fine. I don't know what happened!
This is in my opinion a fantastic looking car. It's loaded with equipment such as automatic lights and wipers, one touch all round windows and sunroof, 17" alloys, trip computer, xenon headlights with washers, cd changer and 8 airbags.
We had piano black interior trim fitted and chrome side marker rings, which look great. Ours is in black, again a well suited colour.
We used to own a 2003 323F, the 3 is a lot more refined and has a much classier interior and is a generally more modern car. I'm yet to be certain though as to if the steering is as responsive as the 323F's, but it handles equally well.
Very powerful, feels solid and I would recommend it to anyone. It looks a lot better than the already stylish rest of the range being the sport.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2005
I bought a 2006 Mazda 3 Sport 2 litre 4 door saloon largely on the strength of the comments above and elsewhere, and I have to say the car is great! I love my Mazda to bits. It is fun to drive, leaves most others cars in its wake, and is pleasing to the eye. Fuel economy is also good (please see my review posted today 11th January 2007 for a fuller text)