Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Overall Average Rating - 88.26%Position in the Top 100 cars - 11th


Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 18thBuild Quality: 29thRunning Costs: 30thPerformance: 39thBraking: 17thRide Quality: 40thHandling: 10thPracticality: 29thComfort: 36thEase of Driving: 21st

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“A very practical family car. It's a shopping cart, comfortable long-distance cruiser and spirited B-road performer. It's a bit of a bargain, too!”

Mr John Palmer - Northumberland

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“It is a great driver's car, probably the best I have ever owned. The Sport specs are excellent and you get a great deal for your money, arguably the best car in its class for that! I would buy another, but probably the saloon version next time, not the hatchback. ”

Mr Graeme Shinwell - Boness

“Very pleased with the car. It has plenty of room inside. If there is one criticism it would have to be the road noise.”

Suzanne Fisher - Gwynedd

“Excellent medium family car. The VVT-i engine makes driving a doddle, and the extra power is there if you rev hard. It looks good, too!”

Mr Jim Rushby - Bucks

“Performance is reasonable but sometimes I find myself really having to push the engine to overtake and get the speed up when joining the motorway. Suffers from understeer when pushed and not as comfortable as I expected it to be, especially as the Focus it shares the suspension set up with is so much better. ”

Mr Martin Barrow - Wigan

“It's the best car I have owned, with a good range of mod cons for the price. I would recommend this car.”

Mr Simon Green - Bristol

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 5th)

A brilliant top five position for one of Japan’'s top firms. Coming under the Ford umbrella, Mazda has finished a full 15 places ahead of its parent firm. Even more satisfying is that the one place gained in our chart has been at the expense of premium brand BMW. With a broad range and plenty of new models on the horizon, Mazda will be hoping to continue the upward trend in 2008.

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