Rather rare Mazda coupe with large following on the internet
Bigger more "sensible" and practical 2+2 sporting brother of the Mazda MX-5.
You can actually get 4 passengers in this sports coupe - even though it looks like a 2 seater.
108 Bhp engine adequate for everyday in the city driving - good acceleration, economical on fuel, NOT "lethal" to drive.
Mind boggling cornering ability.
Stops on a dime with its 4 disc brakes.
Excellent aerodynamics at motorway speeds - stays glued to the highway.
Futuristic sporty driving position.
Visibility is rather very good for the shape - but configure your seat & mirrors for maximum all round visibility.
You sit IN this car - it seems to wrap around you!
No loss of street credibility driving this coupe - it has a body to die for.
Practical boot space - can be expanded by folding rear seats.
Interior is spartan but adequate just like all true sports cars should be - you concentrate on your driving, not fiddling with gimmicky gadgets.
Dashboard well laid out.
Electric pack includes Pop-up and slide back sunroof, power windows, central locking & adjustable headlights.
This IS a sports car, buy it not for the power, but the adequate performance and beautiful slinky "Porsche 911-nesque" body shape.
Cheap "pose-mobile" that will not break the bank insurance wise.
Very reliable 1.6i DOHC engine - starts and goes everyday without missing a beat.
Trivia: The MX-3 was actually used as one of the futuristic (background) cars in the movie "I, Robot" - apparently on account of its still futuristic looking body, despite being introduced originally in 1991!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd April, 2005