2015 Mazda 3 SE 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland
Smart and stylish
Nothing so far.
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