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Car Review - Mazda 3 Sedan Mild Hybrid 1.5 Astina (A)
12 Jul 2019  |  Mazda Reviews
If you are looking for a well-built, stylishly-designed, generously-equipped and comfortably refined compact family sedan, the Mazda3 promises to delight.
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   Consumer Reviews of Mazda 3 Sedan Mild Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
3.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
3/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
5/5 Interior Design
5/5
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Value for money
3/5 Engine Performance
1/5
1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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1442 forum posts Joined on 15-Oct-2005
It's a beautiful car  Posted on 28 Jul 2019
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 1/5
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Review
Test drove the Mazda 3 Sedan Elegance that comes with 18 inch rims. Reliability is given an average because this is a new model and hence issues are unknown. Previous model does have a fair share of issues like, engine vibrations, suspension knocking sound, etc. Hence this new model needs time to prove it reliability.

What I like
- Interior and Exterior design.
- Features (Even the Classic, which is the basic model has decent equipment and safety features.)
- Build quality. Door close with solid thump. And overall body panels do not eludes the thin hollow sound when knock as compare to previous model.
- Good ride comfort despite wearing 18inch wheels.
- Improved insulation against road and engine noise (Engine noise is much more refined at higher rpm than previous model)
- The drive eludes solid feel.

What I do not like
- SPACE: (Very) disappointing despite longer wheelbase that previous, and it seems previous model (already not a very roomy car) is slightly roomier in terms of legroom. The overall cabin feels snug within.

- BRAKES: The brakes lack of strong bite, this eludes an impression of weak braking performance because the bite power is correlated to your leg strength input. Perhaps is the way Mazda wanting the driver to have more "feel" to the handling than making the brakes way to power assisted?

- PERFORMANCE: Under normal driving, the 1.5 litre is enough but it will not eludes strong immediate overtaking power due. The kick down gears do not eludes the "push" feel. Ideally for such a body size and weight, the 2.0 litre or a 1.8 litre (which Mazda doesn't have as petrol model) will be a good balance, but price is another factor.

- PRICE: In terms of safety equipment, Mazda is generous with this new model, but factor in the engine size, the price for this category is on the high side. The highest range, Astina, model is priced really closed to Civic 1.5, Subarus or even its own Mazda 6. So the consideration for this new Mazda 3 is really up to personal choice on what the buyer is targeting (Performance? Equipment? Comfort? Design? Economy? Space? Or an overall good balance package of all?)

- Unknown updates frequency for this model: Usually for most makers, a model will be updated/ facelift one time, but for Mazda, like the Mazda 6 or 2, which has been facelifted 3 times (Mazda 2 updated model has been revealed), one will never be certain if the model is going to be updated for the better or not.

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Mazda 3 Sedan Mild Hybrid
3.5 stars - based on 1 reviews