Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My little Mazda 3 is brilliant! It's only a 1.4 but it's a quirky little thing! It revs to about 7000rmp at the redline, and the 84bhp that it has really starts to work from around 3500rpm. The ride in this baby is fantastic, absorbing the imperfections in the road with a reassuring firmness, but at no time does this spoil the ride. Around corners it feels solid and planted, understeer only kicking in if you work it hard into bends, but the chassis makes it pretty simple to deal with. The gearbox is a joy too, with quite a short throw, which always goads me into changing gear probably more often than I need to - my wife possibly not always in favour of this!
It's a wonderfully comfy car, and as of yet I've had no back pain or dicomfort, even on longer drives. The interior in my opinion is class leading. For the equivalent level of sportyness and build quality in the likes of an Astra or Golf, you would need to pay around £1500 more. The plastics are solid, and the layout is easy to use and very practical!
The only beef I have with the 3 (who I have named Steve by the way - for many reasons) is the fuel consumption. The brochures and anything you can find on the web will tell you that this car should average roughly 42mpg, and at best I have managed a measly 25/26mpg, and I had to REALLY try to get that result - a month of "sunday driver" type stuff. I just need to get a diagnostics test done and hopefully get this sorted out. Also, the doors don't lock automatically when you switch the engine on, which I would have liked....and a tad more oomph wouldn't go astray.
Other than that, I love ol' Steve. He's been reliable, he's good looking and he's great fun to drive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I have owned the car for 6 month and it has been at macklin motors at least once a month.... they kept giving me back my car still faulty.. until they phoned a mazda expert to have a look and decided it needed 4 injectors... I was happy they had found the fault but the next problem was the delivery on them was 4 weeks.... all in all I will never buy a mazda again and that's saying something I've had 6 previous...and they offered a half price service as compensation.... I don't think so.... thanks mazda uk for there help also(nothing). Below average.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I had a problem with the clutch. a slave valve went meaning that the clutch could be depressed but would not return to it's original position of it's own accord. that was after 2 years of ownership. at the moment the passenger windows don't work. otherwise it's been pretty good. For the type of car fuel economy is acceptable but not good. servicing and parts are o.k. and until now have all been done through the original dealership. the quality of the servicing seems excellent but with my mileage I'm aware it's not cheap to run.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A very well built quality car. Easily the best I've owned. The slight downside is the 1.6 engine which is a bit gutless pulling away in the lower gears. I cannot see why Mazda didn't retain the 1.8 unit from the previous 323 model (CO2 problems perhaps?).
Also at around 30,000 miles the throttle pedal is now sticking at start up and needs a firm push to get things started - is this the same problem being experience by Toyota?

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No issues during my ownership either from the engine/running gear or the cabin components etc. Servicing is a bit pricey, but no doubt reflects the fact that cars are japanese imports and use no european parts/spares. mazda is not a big seller volume wise either. the fact that I have needed no parts other than those those replaced as part of regular servicing has helped to keep costs down and is testament to its reliability.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

1 problem when the engine management system reset itself so that the I-stop did not work needed a visit to dealer for the management system to be reset, easy job done under guarantee - no other problems. For a 2ltr engine it is very good mpg on longer and motorway journey could be better for short journey. otherwise with no problems and reasonable insurance and road tax running costs reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Warranty repair undertaken on oil leak from cam-belt housing; deisel particulate filter replaced under warranty.otherwise reliability is very good.. Replacement windscreen wipers expensive (24 inch - ł31). dealer does not stock refill blades and non-franchised suppliers do not appear to stock refills at required breadth. fuel consumption is very good & road fund license only ł30 per year.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My previous car was a Ford Focus with appalling build quality and reliability issues. My Mazda 3 2.0 Sport is a Japanese "Focus" - it is good to drive and feels like it was developed by car enthusiasts, but comes with that all important reliability and engineering integrity. It is strong in all areas, making it a good all rounder and very satisfying car to own.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Would have been 5 but for known abs issues which came to light on 3 years 30k miles timed fault. google search revealed that many mazda owners had this problem but mazda refused to recall vehicles leaving owners to pick up repair costs. I even wrote to mazda c.e.o. in japan but did not even get the courtesy of a response. Petrol seems to run out quite quickly.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliability issues to date. Main issue is need for regular oil changes due to being a diesel with particle filter. this system raises the oil level in the sump and warns of early change needed. more susceptible on our car as 5 days a week it is used for mainly short journeys. in fairness we were warned by the dealer of this at time of purchase.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have just returned from a week skiing and the car was left in a private car park. there was at least 1 foot of snow on it and once I'd cleared the snow and jumped in, it started first time and took me on my 2 hour journey home without incident. The car's running costs are one thing...it's the price of petrol which really gets my goat.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Features istop when in traffic which we were excited about to reduce emissions, however this has failed several times for the same fault and two different mazda dealers have been unable to resolve the issue permanenetly. Typically get 340 miles per tank of petrol (approx 44 litres) does not seem very efficient. parts use is low.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Can't fault so have decided to keep it for the rest of it's working life.163,000 miles so far still has original clutch and this car is used as a driving school car. I would mazda in japan about its performance. Unfortunately I've had to go to an independent mazda garage to keep my costs down now. I couldn't fault main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Previously owned a mazda 3 and found it to be what I expected it to be, very reliable. I chose the make and model because as a patrol with the number one breakdown recovery company, I had never seen or heard of any issues with the vehicle and was impressed with levels of spec across the range. Service costs very competitive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Not let me down and, based on many years experience with this make, not expecting it to for as long as I intend to keep it (10years). Petrol usage is reasonable (price isn't!), servicing again is reasonble, and insurance these days is very good (<ł200 fully comp with legal assistance and windscreen cover.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had mazda cars for a number of years now and even with 90,000 miles on the clock in two years (company car before retiring) never had- touchh wood any major problem. My running costs are obviously connected to how much I use my car but we have the usual things like, petrol ,tax, insurance and car service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had a couple of issues with a faulty battery. once identified the car never had any other troubles in almost 5 years. Reasonably priced parts but the car isn't the most economical giving me just under 30 mpg. although having said that, it has an automatic trasmission so its bound to be more thirsty.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only problems in almost 5 years have been a light bulb failure in the glove compartment and paint bubbling on the alloy wheels, which were replaced under warranty. I would have liked to approach the manufacturer's fuel consumption figures. I believe that it is now better on the later face-lifted model.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Although I have only had this car for 4 month's. this is the second mazda 3 I have owned and there has not been any reliability issues in 3 years of onnership. This car is 10% more thirsty than the previous identical car. both maxdas are more thirsty than previous vehicles with similar sized engines.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have owned two different models of mazda and found both to be very reliable indeed. My car has a standard petrol engine I spend around ł40 per week on average. insurance is reasonable. servicing is reasonable also all in all this vehicle is of average running cost of which I can not complain.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

In the six months I,ve owned it I have done 5k miles without the slightest hint of any problem. I did expect to be able to get 40+ mpg as I don't use excessive speed and drive responsibly. other than that I have not incurred any costs other than fuel in the first six months of ownership.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems whatsoever over 27,000miles in 46months. Overall fuel consumption not particularly good, other costs minimal. durability of original build seems excellent meaning no replacement costs to date other than routine maintenance ( expensive) and replacement front tyres.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

V reliable. second mazda owned on the spin and both have proved to be extremely reliable, conmfirming good build quality from the brand. Relatively cheap to run fuel wise, though wear and tear, tyres/brakes/brakepads,etc mean reasonable outlay on servicing over time.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Over the last year I have contacted mazda 4 times to complain on a manufacturing fault that for some reason had not been called back for repair by previous owner company are not interested. I find the cars costs affordable but again the price of petrol is excessive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Starts first time, even being away for 3-4 months at a time.eco-system could be better. you need to drive for several miles/time before it cuts in; and also you cannot have the heater on and get eco-fuel system to work. Just needs petrol, and an annual service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem with the reliability of my car. Can accept the fuel but very disapointed with the tyre usage!!!! I have taken it to a tyre fitters as I had two very dangerous tyres and they think the set up of the car is wrong to be wearing where they are.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

At approximately 15000 miles/15 months old, my clutch pressure plate adjusting ring snapped. despite there being no significant wear to the clutch, mazda will not replace the faulty part under warranty. this is unreasonable as the car is not fit for purpose

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

This mazda 3 mps was bought in dec 12 we owned and other mazda 5 mps for 3 years this is why we bought another mps as there was no problems very reialible. Did not buy the car to worry about running costs what the car is I think it is very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This our 3rd mazda and the reliability is great we have had this car since new and the only time it has gone to the garage is for the annual service. Petrol consumption is good, we have not had to buy any spare parts so this keeps the cost down.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This my 3rd mazda and their reliability is superb!this one is well up to scratch except for an annoying dashboard creak / rattle which doesn't affect the reliability factor at all. Just service costs and petrol costs...no probs really.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has never broken down nor showed any other fault since bought. everything wprks perfectly. Car has not required anything except routine servicing which is reasonably priced. fuel economy is worse than expected but still acceptable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No breakdowns, but some minor issues with erroneous service mileage display, dpf service, rain sensor. No significant additional costs beyond service, although tyres appear to wear prematurely due to excessive wheel camber.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

We have had the car for 11 months, and like our last mazda 3 which we had for 5 years... completely reliable thus far! Fuel economy is good, and so far, the car has not had to go back to the dealer in 11 months driving.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It was bought as a demonstrator with 2700 miles on the odometer so was virtually new nad as such as been perfectly reliable. On a trip from kent to bolton it gave 42 mpg short trips to the supermarket average 35-37.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is generally mechanically reliable although non resolved problem with clutch when reversing is unresolved from new. Fuel economy is way of published data however carefully driven. servicing seems expensive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not much to say - have always been a fan of japanese cars and their reliability and this one has proved to be exactly as expected. High performance car so I expect high running costs which are not a problem.I.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all in 9 months of owning from new. A reasonable ł139 for 12,500 mile service. I would expect better fuel consumption than 47mpg from a small cc non-turbo diesel, road tax,insurance are low.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Generally no problems with the vehicle, apart from a long-term (despite being repaired twice) problem with the air conditioning drive motor/belt. Generally consumes more fuel than expected when purchasing.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems except oil getting into diesel which I understand is a common but not advertised problem with diesels,particularly with low mileage. needed an early oil change. Running costs seem reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

In 3 years ownership, I have not had a single problme relating to the car's reliability. Fuel consumption is slightly disappointing compared to the published data. otherwise running costs are minimal.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Turbo seals went after 4 months of ownership. dealer dealt with problem quickly and professionally. everything else has been spot on. Petrol is high cost. I expected this so isnt a big issue for me.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally reliable, very good in poor weather conditions, good road holding. No spare parts required so far - dealer exercises a monthly service plan for three years which is excellent for pensioners.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Generally faultless, but occasional random little electrical niggles. nothing yet that has required a return to the dealer. Actual running costs excellent but mazda servicing costs a little steep.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The car is good but not outstanding it does everything adequately it has only had a couple of problems an oil leek which took along time to fix but that was down to the dealer rather than the car

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only one fault since buying the car ( which was covered by the warranty) - manifold letting in air. I previously owned a mazda 323. this newer mazda 3 seems to be only marginally more efficient.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Minor problem with I-stop system. quickly resolved under warranty. Achieve over 40 mpg on most runs but plummets commuting to work. heavy town traffic. not sure how much I-stop system helps.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It always starts instantly, and no problem when running. it is reliable in very hot and very cold conditions. I have had this car over 7 months and the only running costs I have had is fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No major problems. had one problem with the fuel pump (can't recall exactly what it was). Not that good for its engine size. I had a 2.2 mondeo st tdci before this which averaged better mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had no problems except for a faulty battery but nothingelse has gone wrong. It is thirsty on fuel and would appreciate greater fuel consumption but the engine suits the transmission.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only big problem is dpf that needs resetting by mazda, apparently dpf's on these cars are a problem. Expensive dealer servicing, cannot be done anywhere else due to dpf and computer set up.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Not much to say except battery can be occasionally unreliable and windscreen chipped very easily and had to be replaced. Car consumes petrol too quickly considering I use car infrequently.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only problem in nearly 4 years - battery failed in less than 3 years - my wifes citroen same battery after more than 6 years . Mileage per gallon seems very poor for a modern 1600 engine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Bullet proof reliability, but has to be revved very hard to get anywhere which gives very poor fuel efficiency.
Decent car to drive.
Some rust on wheel arches, unacceptable in a 54 plate

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Bullet proof reliability, but has to be revved very hard to get anywhere which gives very poor fuel efficiency.
Decent car to drive.
Some rust on wheel arches, unacceptable in a 54 plate

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had 5 mazdas mileages between 40 & 100k never had a mechanical problem. only thing I find is tyre wear a bit heavy on front. Servicing is a good price,would like better fuel consumption.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's a new car so I would expect it to be really reliable. I probably would have been as well to buy a petrol car as the journeys I make don't make the car as efficient as it could be.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have not experienced any reliability problems to date. I am disappointed with the fuel economy but this is probably down to the type of journeys I make which are generally short.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Blocked injector problems took a long time to diagnose and very expensive to repair. Servicing has been the most expensive compared to other cars but running costs are very good.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have not had any problems with the car apart from a reversing light which needs attention as it is not the bulb. Don't have a problem at present. not sure about cost of spares.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems during my ownership only visit garage for servicing. Biggest problems are insurance where price increases are excessive and fuel costs.other running costs acceptable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems with the car since I brougt it. As I do not use my car much during the week manily at weekends.it is economical to run.fairy low road tax and insurance.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable car, just as any mazda. All quite avarage, however annual service is expensive, especially that there is no major parts installed. all they do is top up oil etc.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The I-stop on the car has malfunctioned twice and has had to be returned to dealers under warranty, not what I expected from mazda. Not the most efficient by todays standards.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Because it is serviced regularly and properly,I have not had any problems. Use the proper parts and not inferior copies also good tyres such as hankook and no problems!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no major issues with the reliability, just the odd problem with some lights on the dashboard. My concern is the cost of servicing and the rising cost of fuel.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time in all weather and have had no problems with the car. It's not the car that's increasing the running costs it's city driving and short distances.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reliability is very good,having encountered no major problems since purchase. Happy with my cars running costs being dependent on type of style and driving skills.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

This is my sixth mazda so I think that must say I have always been satisfied I have had no problems up to now (fingers crossed). I only fill up about once a month.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts first time no matter wht the temperature is.never had a problem on snowy/icy roads even in 2011. Newish car so have not had to repalce any parts yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable so far, except for a recent problem with I-stop. this will be fixed under warranty. Probably slightly more thirsty than expected, but no real issue.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults so far detected. I had hoped that the fuel consumption would be slightly better than it has proved to be, but it's been pretty good if driven sensibly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic reliability - never off the road for a minutealways starts like a bird. No running costs apart from fuel and annual serviceno spare parts yet or tyres.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from a sensor failure when only a week old, no other problems. Car is on a service plan with main dealer, tax is low for the level of performance we get..

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is reliable as you would expect from a new car. Fuel economy is the reason why I will be trading in this car against another more fuel efficient model.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Second new mazda so far no real problems with anything except low battery power due to lack of use in the winter. I think the running costs are reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Excellent, no breakdowns or troubles since aquiring the car. Does not achieve the fuel consumption figures quoted in mazdas brochures but comes very close.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Major problem when the turbo failed after only 6,500 miles. repaired under warranty (twice) for this fault. Expensive on fuel (which is high due to govt!).

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never a problem thank goodness. Fuel consumption is nowhere close to the advertised and we bought a new one off the back of the old model which did 56mpg!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I do 20k plus miles a year and never get any problems with mazda. Fuel econom is great with the car, parts and servicing can be a bit pricey but worth it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had car since new with no problems at all. So far had to pay for 3 services and 2 new tyres, so not too bad. petrol always costs a lot but is a necessity.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable car,replace front light bulbs regulary but that is all. Not spectacular on economy,to get best results it has to be driven at 50 to 60 mph.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is the 6th new mazda I have owned and have had no problem with any of them. Would like more mpg but most of the mileage is local with a cold engine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No major problems. wipers had some problems when they froze up but apart from that nothing serious. Service costs average parts and availability good.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems with reliability. normal servicing only. Only issue is cost of diesel. but higher mpg offsets this still, just not as much as previously.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my second mazda and found the first to be most reliable and this was the reason for buying a second. Up to now only petrol due to car age.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My journeys are typicallly 250mls round trips - can has never displayed any failure in 3-5 years. The average cost per mile I feel is reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems apart from istop system which has just stopped working. Don't travel far every day but probably spend up to ł25 per week on petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Has never let me down and feels as good as the day we bought it. Can only comment on fuel costs as have not had to pay for anything else yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable - always starts first time even on the coldest mornings. Car is not fuel thirsty and to date no spare parts have been required.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent, my third mazda 3. Would like to get better fuel consumption but running costs ie spares etc are unnecessary. never had a problem.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A very reliable practical hatchback with a good turn of speed on the open road. Excellent kit with ESP, ABS and brilliant Bose audio system.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems except battery replacement etc. Good on tyres. electrics good, body good. maintanance costs high per mile due to low mileage.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never failed to start in any weather. no breakdowns at all. Price of petrol and insurance is my biggest if not only real cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've never had any problems with reliability. Although I have no means of comparison, the running costs seem to be quite reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all. Due to short nature of most journeys(to and from work) enging rarely warms up enough to achieve max mpg rating.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only problem had been battery in key fob needing regular replacement. Fuel consumption had been significantly higher than expected.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I think it is a very good car and we have had no problems with the car from purchase . The thing the car has had is its service .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at like all the mazdas I have owned. this is my fourth mazda. An annual service and putting in petrol once a month.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems with it, always starts first time even in very cold weather. Only insurance and petrol required so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far no faults and good performance. Fuel consumption acceptable, yet to be serviced franchised dealership costs not cheap.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems encountered in the short period I have owned it. Considering the type of driving I do I think this is quite good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not a problem with starting, even after break due to heavy snow. Parts bit pricey, service more than advised when bought car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since buying the car. Petrol consumption could be better but it is a 2 litre and is occasionally driven at pace.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

good on fuel,£35 a year to tax,looks good,drives good,well built,reliable,quick and comfortable.Can't say better than that.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The only problem I have had the the washer pump failure after 4˝ years. Not bad considering the number of short runs I do.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent - no problems at all. Very heavy on fuel on motorway and dual carriageway cruising. much better on smaller roads.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all to report. Reasonable economy but mostly town driving and short journeys so 36 is good for a 2.0 petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable. I drive around 50 miles round trip a day & use around ł50 per week. this will take me over the weekend too.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable and no problems experienced. Would like hike higher mpg but not a problem due to low miles driven each year.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems whatsoever during ownership period. Cost of servicing and parts seems higher than other vehicles I have owned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems with the car to date. My rating is based on fuel costs as I have not had to replace any parts yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no reliability issues at all with the car. which is what I expect from mazda. Fuel consumption good be better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems with the car - have recommended it to friends. Servicing costs are low - fuel average in my mind.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A headlamp bulb failed. no other problems during two years. 12500 mile service interval seems average for class of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Has never had any problems with it; always start first time and never had any faults- not even minor ones. very pleased

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol

Excellent reliability in all weathers. Doesn't seem to be a lot of difference between 95-97 unleaded in running costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had no problems for the last 2 years ownership. No top up of oil or anything else required in between servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Except some suspension problems noticed on service, had to argue with dealer to get this corrected under the warranty

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely no problems with the car at all. Fuel consumption and overall running costs, including servicing are good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has been reliable since new and has never failed to start or broken down. The running costs are as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally reliable so far. Thirsty on the petrol especially when turbo engaged. very reasonable on mazda spare parts.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues with reliability with any part of vehicle. Only costs are service costs which are at a reasonable level.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems, really well built. Very good - probably wait a bit for mpg to settle down as it's less than 1k miles.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Regular service in accordance with manufacturers recommendations at a main franchised dealer no problems since new

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had one problem in 5 years and was sorted quickly. Uses too much fuel otherwise good for servicing and tyres.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Now on my 3rd mazda and always found them very reliable. Never any work needed between services other than tyres.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems experienced since purchase (touch wood!). Higher mpg would be nice. servicing costs seem reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is extremely reliable, no problems so far. It's not the car that's expensive - it's the price of fuel!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Been reliable so far, only 3 months old. Petrol consumption is about 10% down on my last (same model) car.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

In the 3 months of ownership I have had no problems at all with reliability. So far it is very economical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems as yet, its a mazda, say no more. Only had servicing at a franchised dealer, very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all so far re reliability; starts well, runs well, drives very well. Better than expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Had np problems with any part of the vehicle. No tax this year. mpg is good considering my driving style.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not has a problem, it is only three years old. Not as many miles per gallon as my previous car (vw golf).

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Most reliable car I've had to date. As its relatively new the only running costs I've had is fuel costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable and easy to drive. Very economical around town and great for the occasional motorway trip.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problem experienced to date. Fuel consumption could be better. tax, insurance,servicing as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only had it for a short while but no problems to date. Is heavier on petrol than I assumed it would be.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems whatsoever since purchase. Fuel economy is good, but I think it could be better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No breakdowns or parts except service and tyres. Ł2-300 servicing per year, tyres 25000 front. no oil.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Has been completely reliable, have not had any problems at all. As yet can only comment on fuel costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had one fault, a sheared bolt on a rear shock absorber. Average insurance cost, average tax cost.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since new. Bit dissapointed with mpg but appreciate that this is affected by auto gearbox.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since purchased. Good - would like a higher mpg however, our varied motoringnegates this.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Japanese reliability cant say more than that. Very economical on fuel service costs quite resonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Maze as have always been reliable for me. Tyres are the most expense and it seems togo through them.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not a single problem thus far. I of course would much prefer to see lower fuel and insurance prices!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems yet. Running costs service costs are on the dear side ,miles per gallon are I think low.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem with this car or my two previous mazdas. Only cost is petrol and annual service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very reliable. no problems to date. Unable to quantify at the moment as there has been no problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

As a new car I expect it to be reliable. Very pleased to find out that the annual tax is only ł30.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is our third mazda and never had any problems. Part are expesnive but have never needed any.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable and this is also rated thorugh all major car review companies. Very fuel efficeint.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all in nearly 2 years. Biggest cost will be servicing as fuel consumption is good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

As a used car a couple of wee things needed work as expected. overall no concerns and feels solod

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Have never had a problem since I bought it. It compares favourably with other cars I have owned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good no problems in cold weather. It could be a lot better to heavy on fuel on short trips.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Lives up to expectations, pleased to have bought Japanese again (formerly Honda and Toyota cars)

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

As a long term mazda owner I have never had any problems. Only ever paid "wear and tear" items.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since purchase. Only costs since purchase are servicing and 1 set of wiper blades.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nearside seat electric heater broke down.auto headlight faulty. 37 mpg on 2500 miles in spain.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My mazda's have always had good reliability. Parts would appear to be expensive when serviced.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Totally reliable todate. Poabably due to the way I drive it , not the most economical driver.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very satisfied. have owned mazda cars for 20 yearsnever any major problem. most reliable make

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have owned two mazda 3 cars over a 5 year period and have not have any reliability problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in nearly 3 years. Servicing seems reasonable. fuel varies with type of motoring.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No faults or recalls,only work done has been regular services. Service parts are expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Several quality issues have arisen, but dealt with under warranty by two local main dealers

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No reliability issues as yet. Servicing costs are reasonable and fuel economy is very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down in any respect. Would like more for less but relisticly know good value.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems whatsoever. Mileage acceptable for my driving style. no parts required so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No recalls. running without prblems. A typical saloon with probably average running costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a mazda..I dont expect it ti have any problems. Very pleased with the running costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems with reliability so far. Diesel prices are just going up and up all the time.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has 80000 miles on the clock and not had any problems other than needing battery for key

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never had any issues with reliability. At this time I have only needed to replace bulbs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Our car has been without problems from the start. Total costs are petrol and servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Car is only 4 months old so no repair costs, but fuel is not as good as dealer says.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my second mazda3 never had any problems. Dealer parts are always overpriced.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all superb car. Super consumption figures consistent week after week.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never ever had a breakdown. never fails to start. always reliable. Very thirsty car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Clutch plate needed replacement. Clutch plate replacement cost more than fuel cost.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car has been superb no problems. Could be better on fuel. overall quite reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I have experienced no problems to date. Fuel costs fine. yet to have first service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues or problems. Better than previous model but still room for improvement.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all with reliability. Maybe not as economical as I'd have liked.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time, no problems at the moment. Insurance and service reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Living with it is a breeze. It's reliable, affordable and great fun to drive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have experienced no problems with the car and it has been extremely reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very reliable. So far we have had to have 2 new tyres at a cost of ł110 each.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not yet tested reliability in very cold weather and snow. Not yet had service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My third mazda and as usual vey reliable. Apart from petrol no outlay todate.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Fuel economy good. have not had to buy any spares as yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in two years. The mpg is not great compared with my previous car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Cant fault it,starts first time on the button.well built,third mazda ive had

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems so far. Fuel comsumption is ok, haven't really needed parts yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Can't fault this model. I expect to pay a fair bit for owning a sports car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great small economical car, very reliable, perfect runabout. cheap insurace

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Road tax only ł30 per year and no spares neededso far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A joy to own and drive backed by excellent customer service from the dealer

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent build quality and reliability. Just an annual service and m.o.t.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since new I.e. 2 1/2 years. Service expensive at main dealers.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Not had any problems; just routine service; 2 punctures. Tyres expensive;.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It has been 100% reliable. Spares and tyres (particularly) are expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far have had no problems. Only spent money on fuel. no other expences.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far no problems whatsoever. Thought it would give slightly better mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Engine monitor lamp came on took car to garage no apparent reason for it

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems encountered in last 12 months. Servicing is quite expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've never had any problems with it. I think this could be a lot better.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all. Tyre wear higher than I would like on front wheels.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good had no problems since purchase. Very good seem's very frugal.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Front tyres wore out after only 15000 miles due scuffing on inside edge

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A reliable car.
The only downside is fuel consumption - could be better

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A practical and reliable car that's fun to drive and efficient to run.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent reliability. not a single fault. Can be quite hard on fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems -- yet. Average, but think service charges are excessive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Servicing costs and a key battery only - all reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Less than a year old - I expect reliability. Servicing is expensive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems yet. I try to drive economically , but frequently fail.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Only spares purchased are 2 x tyres and wiper blades.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems. Still under warranty, so costs affordable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had one problem in 4 years. Less fuel economy than expected.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never broken down in 3 years. Very thirsty. servicing reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 2/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It is a fantastic car. Given me no trouble. Drives like butter..

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. Fuel consumption not as good as I expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never been back to dealer.so ultra reliable.typical japanese car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very new car and so far very reliable. The mpg could be better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had no problems in 3 years. Annual service cost seem high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel

I haven't had any problems. I would like more miles per gallon.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems in the 9 months owned. Petrol consumption is poor.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

3rd mazda all totally reliable to data. A bit thirsty on fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults. Low tax, high fuel mileage, other costs reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem with a mazda car. Only fuel and servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

On problem has been the need to replace on light bulb. honest

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Slightly heavier on fuel than I expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Completely reliable so far. Low tax keeps running costs down.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable so far. Good fuel economy for the size of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellant, always ready never a problem whatever the weather

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since purchase. Insurance high for mileage done.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Faultless since new. Powerful petrol will be more expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Neverrt had any problems. Fuel consumption could be better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems - all working fine. Bespoke wipers = expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since I've purchased, just normal wear and tear

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Servicing costs could always be lower !

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Clutch has failed at 23000 miles I do not abuse the clutch

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Mpg could be higher, on low side for diesel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never if it is going into 3rd gear. All done by warranty.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults or breakdowns. Annual service and mot - ł200.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nowhere as good as claimed mileage so I'm disappointed.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Few issues with the battery levels. Good running costs.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. 50mpg and reasonable service costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems with it at all so far. Average as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

it's great - i'm amazed there aren't more on the road.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fast, well-equipped, reliable and a pleasure to drive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A first class compact package built to a high standard

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems. Good mpg for big engined car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Had to get 2 new tyres last year.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliantly reliable and best of all, its NOT a Focus

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

reliability, flare,handling need i say anything else

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems with car. As expected for a 1600cc car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

New sump gasket after 6 month due manufacture fault

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts at the first turn of the key. very reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good all round car that suits my needs very well

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally problem free. Servicing is not expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only fault I have had was with the i_stop battery

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No real problems except for a broken rear spring

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Not a single problem. Ł20 per week on average.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've not had a single problem since I've had it

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a typical japanese car reliable. Thirsty.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had 5 mazda's and no problems with reliability

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Can't get close to official mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have always found mazda cars to be reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had no problems. Low tax and ins for my age.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems whatsoever. Quit a thirsty car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let us down yet. A bit heavy on fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any problems - so far. Eonomical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only 4 months old. Drive a lot around town.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Absolutely no problems. Very satisfactory.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Several problems in the 4 years ive had it

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellant I have had no problem in 3 years

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nearly 3 years old and no problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had one problem relating to diesel filter

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always reliable but shudder on the clutch

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

reliable ,comfortable and handles a dream

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reocurring problem with I-stop and alarm

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have had no problems or issues to date

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems so far. Major cost is fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problemns whatsoever toucch wood! .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Expensive road tax.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all so far! As expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Brilliant in snow. Never any problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable. Very low running costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. First service cost only.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

We have had no problems in 3.5 years

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Hesitate to say this, but no probems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Third mazda no problems with any yet

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ok after initial fuel sensor failure

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults so far. Service very dear.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mazda 3 has been a very reliable car

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. No service yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. Thirsty engine.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Generally reliable but a few rattles

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No major problems to date. Average.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never let me down. It is ok.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. No spare parts to buy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Door lock mechanism failed on day 3

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never lets you down. No problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Just petrol so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally satisfied - no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Problem free. Relatively good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Petrol expensive!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I just works! Seem a bit high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Very low.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

comfy reliable and economical

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Good so far. Look ok so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Seems very reliabile so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Recently bought new tyres.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues with it to date

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults with any system

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down so 100%

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems experienced

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its ok. About average.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Bit high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems in 3 years

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Average.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Content.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 3 yrs

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never a problem

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Perfect to date

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

minor oil leak

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good to drive.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good value

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very good

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5