2006 Mazda 3 1.6 petrol from United Arab Emirates
Good choice, but better with a larger engine
At around 50K, I had problems with cold starts. I would turn on the car, it would shake violently and then turn off. I turned it back on and it would work without a hitch. The dealer was not able to find the source of the problem, though the problem started to dissipate after they cleaned the fuel injection.
Great car to drive, though I wouldn't recommend the 1.6L engine.
Overall, the car is quite sturdy and handles well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2008