2012 Mazda 3 Sport 2.2 diesel from UK and Ireland
Unnecessary bling, but specced down
Very quick indeed, but not very economical for a diesel (my Volvo V70 D5 was better in that respect).
A bit of a disappointment in respect of the things that were standard on the previous Mazda 3 Sport, but are now absent e.g.
No headlamp washers anymore.
No Xenon headlights anymore.
No one touch control of the windows (apart from driver's window) anymore.
No windscreen washer fluid level warning light anymore.
Limited adjustment of the seats.
No Skyactiv engine in Europe, despite the rest of the world markets having it.
Expensive metallic paint; it's standard in the USA!
No engine temperature gauge anymore.
Very small satnav screen with no speed indication.
Very noisy Toyo tyres.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th June, 2013