We got a Mazda last year and are absolutely loving it. So smooth and the style is perfect. Wouldn’t drive anything else!! Used every day to get to work no issues at all
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Adore this car! Heavenly to drive
We have a long commute each morning and afternoon, and wanted a car that would be fuel-efficient, very comfortable, spacious throughout, enjoyable to drive, and wouldn’t cost a fortune. We could not be happier with our purchase! It has everything we need and more. We’re very impressed with how they’ve designed it to have plenty of space in the front and the back (and the trunk), even though it’s only considered a mid sized car.
Once we’d decided on a Mazda 3, we still were undecided whether to get a Maxx, Maxx sport, Touring or SP25 but purc...hased this car (SP25) as it had all the features we were after and was in run out so we got a fantastic price for a brand new 2019 model. If we were making the decision to buy a car all over again we would definitely buy this exact vehicle. We’ve previously owned a 2007 Mazda 3 Maxx, which was super reliable and never let us down even though we had nearly 240,000 km on it. If this car lasts that long again and continues running as beautifully as it has been, we’ll be buying Mazda for the rest of our lives. The interior feels sleek and modern, the safety and warning features are exactly as we expect, the built in entertainment/navigation system has everything we need and connects perfectly to our phones every time without having to push any buttons. Using our phones for hands-free calls, receiving texts, or listening to music on Spotify is super easy. With newer features like pushbutton start, keyless entry, electronic parking brake, and i–stop, I’d been a little concerned about upgrading from our old car and having to deal with ‘unnecessary’ technology, but now I’d never look back.
Purchased in July 2019.
Transmission failure at 3,000kms!!
I purchased a brand new 2019 Mazda 3 BN SP25 on the 8th of March 2019 from my local Mazda dealer. The car drove fine for the first 2 months (as you would expect from a brand new car).
On the 21st of May I started up my car and gave it 5 minutes to warm up, as I usually do every morning. As I was exiting my street and turned onto the main road, I noticed that the vehicle was not changing from first gear to second gear (automatic transmission). The car was revving up to high rpms and refused to changed gear. I somehow managed to drive the car up...the hill on the main road and turned into a nearby residential street. I immediately turned off the vehicle and waited a few minutes before starting the car again. I proceeded to drive back to my residence and I noticed that the vehicle refused to change gears again and the car was lacking power. I managed to drive my car up the hill again with the hazard lights on and managed to park the car on my nature strip. I changed the gear to reverse to adjust the car on the nature strip and I noticed the car wouldn’t reverse either ... I left the car at home and took my weekend vehicle to work. I had to ask my father to stay back from work, to have the vehicle investigated. My father called the Mazda dealer we purchased the vehicle from and the dealer organised to have the vehicle towed. However, the dealer advised us that they wouldn’t be able to inspect the car for a few days as they were full booked out. The vehicle was towed on the same day the incident occurred (Tuesday 21st May 2019). The dealer advised that they will be contacting Mazda Australia immediately to organise a courtesy vehicle. I didn’t receive a call from Mazda Australia on Tuesday, so I decided to call both the dealer and Mazda Australia on Wednesday. The dealer advised that they spoke to someone from Mazda Australia on Tuesday and that Mazda Australia has advised that someone would be contacting me on the same day. The dealer advised that they will be following up with Mazda Australia again. I decided to call Mazda Australia myself and the customer service representative advised that my case manager was busy, so she would return my call. I didn’t receive a call back from Mazda Australia on Wednesday either. On Thursday I called Mazda Australia again and once again the customer service representative advised that the car manager was busy and my call would be returned. I also called my local dealer and the dealer advised that the car has been diagnosed with a failed transmission ... I was beyond shock that a transmission on 2 month old car had failed (the car had only travelled 3,000kms at this point). The dealer advised that a transmission had been ordered and it would take about a week to arrive from Melbourne.
Purchased in March 2019 at Penrith Mazda.
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Better than most medium cars out there but a lot of small problems and transmission IS FAULTY
Have done over 18,000 Kms on it now- I was a Hyundai i30 (2010) owner prior but comparing the new i30 to the mazda 3 I fell in love instantly with the Mazda for its superior seat comfort, ride and handling. The 2.5L engine was a must for me as I found the 2.0L so sluggish, however this is true on most modern cars due to the strict emission regulations and the endless pursuit of fuel economy (But still better than the i30 2.0L equivalent).
Their engines are state of the art and I i like the normal atmo/non-turbo engines...so that was a plus for me. Also a plus the car can uses 91RON fuel (compared to most small turbo engine these days that require 95RON) even though there is some misfiring when the car is cold that gets better when the car warms up. Ride handling and vehicle dynamics are some of the best in class and the SP25 2018 is the last Mazda 3 that comes with the independent rear suspension that adds to the ride quality.
Purchased in June 2018.
Good looking and good to drive.
Love the look of this car
Drives very well.
I like the reversing camera a lot.
GPS easy to use.
Like the reminders about traffic signals to avoid speeding fines.
Manual gearbox changes smoothly easy to drive.
Good fuel economy especially on long drives.
Like the gadgets like push button start rain sensing wipers etc.
Sedan has great boot size ...
It's nice. It was a good deal. Car is good and worked nicely till now. Driving is excellent. It was a value for money buy. Great value for the product they provided. Hope all other companies also do the same. Great going by the company. Nice. Superb. Woow. Thanks for the car Mazda.
Great bang for your buck
Performance wise, the handling feels tight, very responsive - some might feel like the steering doesn't feel nice to drive in comparison to luxury cars but you get what you pay for. Not too noisy and the 2.5L is definitely recommended if you travel a bit more than the average person due to it being easier to overtake on highways, etc
Interior is average but for the price it does feel like you get a bit more for what you pay for. It's comfortable for 4 average sized people and the fuel economy is good for a 2.5L engine.
Cheap Paint Work
Love this car because of great look, good performance and and interior.
All boxes tick except the colour quality. The colour coating is unbelievably thin and a miner stone chip can expose the White primer...........:(
I think for $30k Mazda, the can afford better paint work.I won’t buy another Mazda
Nice comfortable car!!
I have been using this car for 2 months now, and i think is a nice car with affordable price. It has really good handling and security system. The seats also quite comfy.
And I really like the appearance of its both interior and exterior. The only downside probably the engine noise which is quite noticeable, but i dont really mind.
Overall is a good car. Excellent.
My perfect zoom-zoom
Good driving and handling experience, good electronics. Mine is an SP25 model with the larger 18 inch rims and low profile tyres. I find the ride not as comfy as the 16 inch tyres. Apart from the less comfy wheels, the extra torque is zippy enough for city driving and I love driving it around. Good fuel consumption and easy to park with the reverse camera
Great car, pity about the fuel economy
The Mazda 3 SP25 SkyActiv is a nice car to drive, it looks modern, has comfortable seats, has good driver vision and a nice clear instrument panel. Controls on the steering wheel and stalks are well situated and easy to use. There’s plenty of power with the SP25 but the trade-off is the poor fuel economy. I traded in a 10 year old Honda Civic and expected the fuel economy to be better than the Civic. It's not! The city specs for the Mazda is 6.5 l/100km but I'm getting a consistent 9.0 l/100km around town. Admittedly the engine is 2.5 compared ...to the Civic's 2 litre engine. The Mazda 3 SP25’s features that I like and find useful are: • Automatic sensing windscreen wipers (These can be adjusted to vary the intermittent rate to the driver’s preference. Very useful, love it!) • Automatic sensing headlights, • The heads up display is one option that sold the car to me. It makes it much easier to keep your eyes on the road and not down at the instrument panel. • Rear parking sensors and vision on the LCD display. • Paddle shift gears on the steering wheel. I use these in conjunction with the brakes to slow down on hills and corners. I used to drive a manual so this is the best of both a manual and an automatic. • The control knob for the touch screen is well placed and very useful. I find this a much better alternative than reaching for the touch screen while driving. It also avoids finger prints on the screen. • Sat Nav is useful and I'm sure I'll use all its options one day. It does alert me to school zones and displays the street map on screen while driving which is useful at times. The map is updated with each Mazda service.
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