Very poor fuel consumption
We bought this car in January 2019 for my wife who travels short trips to/from work. I fill up every couple of weeks but have never managed to get the fuel consumption less than 10LTS/100Klms. Used occasionally on longer runs at the weekend however this doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Some good features (on paper) however the istop stopped working after 3-4 months (which could be impacting the fuel consumption figures - but even if that reduced consumption by the advertised 10% the city driving figures are garbage). Car has just had ...it's 1st service and I mentioned this issue only to be asked "is she using the air conditioning"? Because the car is being used on short trips the battery doesn't charge to a level where the istop can operate therefore the safety cut out function is preventing istop from working!!!! You have to be kidding me and this is way beyond disappointing to say the least. My other gripe is with the range to empty which appears to be calibrated way too conservatively. When I'm down to zero and fill up the most fuel I've been able to put into the 50LT tank is 42Lts (meaning I could get another 80Klms - even at 10Lts/100Klms). First ever Mazda, not really impressed and will be looking further afield in the near future
Purchased in January 2019 for $24,470.00.
Great car for most purposes
We bought this car last November and found it very reliable. Powered by the 2 litre engine mated with the 6 speed auto it is a good combination. We regularly go to Sydney and today I used the paddle shifters on the steering wheel and by doing so it made the car far easier to drive when using cruise. Left in drive it would kick down 2 gears to keep the set speed which caused an uneasy feeling. When using the paddles I felt I had more control and the car was able to be kept in the ‘sweet’ spot.
As for the rest of the car, the radio reception is ...
Purchased in November 2018.
Runs well and very economic.
I travel 1500Km's a week in this for work use, on all types of roads.
The car is in use at least 8 hours a day 7 days a week and is serviced every 15000kms.
The car is great on fuel only 6L/100km average.
Paint work needs improvement as there has been chipping that Mazda refused to repair within the first 12 months because they said it was caused by bird poo despite the car being washed once a fortnight.
Bought one for the Mrs and both us are even more impressed than we thought we would be! Mazda are at the top of their game. We purchased this as a brand new car in December 2018 to replace her 2008 Mazda 3. For such a competitive price point, there is really nothing to criticize. It feels very solid and capable and is very nice to drive. She loves the technology, in particular blind spot mirrors.
At time of writing, the car has traveled 6000klms faultlessly. It had its first baby service and hasn't required anything since. There are no annoyances or issues we can pick with the car. So far it is averaging 6.8L/100km and we are happy with that. Would buy another one in a heartbeat.
Purchased in December 2018.
A Good Balance
I've only recently gotten this car, but I find it strikes a good balance of luxury, sportiness, and price!
I'm thrilled that I can kick it over into sport mode for quick overtaking or taking off at the lights. I drive approximately 3 hours a day and find it comfortable.
There are a few niggles that I wish weren't so, but could also be down to user error. Things such as the windscreen wiper auto speed not always being accurate, for example.
My only concern is that the auto doesn't seem to always kick over into another gear when I expect it to, and causes it to feel sluggish. I will be getting this looked at for my 10,000km service.
Purchased in April 2019 at Ringwood Mazda for $25,000.00.
I absolutely love my mazda 3 it is such a reliable car. I have never had a problem with it as a car. Mines a 6 gear manual and it zooms. Its so spacious for such a little car and its ny far the best car ive owned. The only problem i dont like is the dash. I use a sun viser but the dash still melts from the heatt and has gone all sticky. Other than that i give this car a 10/10.
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