Mazda3 Road Test (2005)

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We like driving Mazda cars, everything feels right and they are fun to drive.

Build Quality

The Mazda3's build quality is very good - in fact there is little to fault. Mazda's renowned reliability and 3-year warranty combined with the Zoom, Zoom, Zoom factor ensures that owning this car will not leave you disappointed.

Value For Money

The Mazda3 TS2 is excellent value for money at £13,750 and offers a high level of standard equipment at a very competitive price.

Conclusion

We like driving Mazda cars, everything feels right and they are fun to drive.

The Mazda3's performance and handling are commendable. Having driven two MX-5's (a Mazda MX-5 1.6i Review and Mazda 1.8i Sport Review ) in the last couple of years we were pleasantly surprised that the Mazda3 shares an MX-5 driving trait - that it makes the driver want to keep driving and if you are looking for a practical hatchback that doesn't compromise on fun then the Mazda3 comes highly recommended - It zooms to the top of our shopping list!

10 May 2005 Melanie Carter
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Mazda Mazda3 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda3 1.6 TS2
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourVelocity Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11 Seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban30.4 mpg
Extra Urban47.1 mpg
Combined39.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty from date of registration with unlimited mileage in the first year
6-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year unlimited mileage paint and surface corrosion warranty
The Mazda 3-Year manufacturers warranty includes Mazda European Assistance
Price (when tested on the 10/05/05)£ 13,750

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