2015 Mazda 3 SE 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Smart and stylish

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

A great looking little hatchback, smaller cars have come a long way and is nice and refined. It's nice to drive and be in, unlike older small family cars of the past. The 1.5 petrol engine has average performance, but it does do over 50 MPG; can't say fairer than that from petrol.

Best colour in my opinion is red with a nice set of alloy wheels. On the inside you get lots of standard equipment even on this fairly basic SE model. Nice to drive with a quality feel of materials all round. There are some blind spots, but you get used to driving it, as per modern car.

I have the 5 door, which is OK if you carry passengers a lot, but the 3 door is much better looking.

Overall though I'm happy with this car, and it has not had any problems so far, as I would expect at only 2 years with average mileage. It makes a great alternative to the likes of a Focus or Astra, which are also good cars, but you see them everywhere; the Mazda is not as popular, so it's a good choice if you want something different.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2017

2015 Mazda 3 LX 2.0L from North America

Summary:

Great value and a great car to drive

Faults:

No issues to report.

Had some minor recalls for the car. The spare tire might be under inflated and the coolant mixture might be incorrect, and I just brought it back to Mazda and they looked at it free of charge. It's a great thing to have the unlimited mileage warranty and the 6 year extended warranty for any other issues, as I plan to keep this car for a while.

General Comments:

Tested drove many cars before deciding to purchase my Mazda 3 LX automatic 4 door. I choose it for the many great features and the nice and sleek look on the outside and the accessories inside. I especially love the front grille. Real sporty and aggressive looking.

I really like the touchscreen display with the controller in the center console. The interior finishing from the dashboard to the seats make it feel more expensive and not cheap. Everything is placed well and conveniently, and it's easy to navigate thru the controls. Seating are firm but very comfortable. Space wise it's good and it fits people comfortably I find.

My only issue is I wish it worked better with my iPhone. You can't voice text a person is my only complaint. Phone calls and connections work well.

The acceleration is good and it has a good power when you want. Plus I like the fuel saving with this car. Getting around 7.3 l/100km. I do a lot of city traffic and highway traffic, so this is great. The engine is a bit noisy, but the automatic transmission shifts gears smoothly with no hesitation between gears.

I would recommend this car to anyone looking to purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2016