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Car Review - Mazda 3 Hatchback Mild Hybrid 1.5 Astina (A)
30 Jul 2019  |  Mazda Reviews
The all new seventh generation Mazda3 Hatchback is undoubtedly the best-looking in its class, but does it drive as good as it looks?
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   Consumer Reviews of Mazda 3 Hatchback Mild Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
2 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4.5/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
4.5/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
5/5
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Value for money
4.5/5 Engine Performance
3.5/5
2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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petrolpump
Clutched
11 reviews
30 points
0 forum posts Joined on 20-Apr-2018
Commendable  Posted on 25 Jul 2019
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 3/5
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If you are in the market and looking for your first car, than go no further. Worth every dollar. Interior looks and feels almost like German build. Try a Audi A3 and you would know how good this Mazada is in terms of quality. I'm looking for my 5th car hence, I am very fussy. What I did not like was no passenger electric seat, back LED turn signal looks very puny and aftermarket. When lead designer of Mazda was interviewed during the launch of Mazda 6 he said, moving forward all new Mazda's will have same full LED and signature design of Mazda 6 back and front lights. But I guess, it was not meant to be. I personally, like Mazda 6 turn signals. Mazda CX series even worst... All using incandescent for turn-signals. Pity. Mazda 6 feels more moving with time their turn-signals looks ascetically pleasing and commanding. Engine, I felt was rather under powered, Mazda could have introduced a turbo variant. Lastly, could have made it slightly longer or increase the wheelbase to accommodate a little breathing space for taller passengers at the rear. Though, seems slightly roomier than the previous variant but Mazda 3 can still be improved. Its definitely a better buy than an Audi A3 in view.

What I like
Choice of interior colours black and white (LOVE the white. If only other car makers could learn)

Driver electric seat + MEMORY SEAT (way to go Mazda!)

Build quality and design
Mazda curves (Hands down best looking cat A vehicle around)
Price

What I do not like
Engine (can be tuned better for slightly better performance)
Rear turn-signals
Missing passenger electric seat
Rear leg room space
Nitpicking (cool to have power tailgate button inside boot and gas struts for the bonnet)

Eventually, will be associated with a PHV. PHVs should just stick to Mitsubishi Attrage and Honda Vezel! ;p

Solomongrundy
Premium User Solomongrundy
1st Gear
1 reviews
90 points
16 forum posts Joined on 11-Jul-2019
The car I never knew I'd love  Posted on 22 Jul 2019
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Its been close to a week with the Mazda HB. It is a brilliant car. If you're already dazzled by the new facelift/exterior (the headlights... Amazingly shaped bonnet and their signature lights), trust me the interior of the car will blow you away even more

I was pleasantly surprised by Mazda offerings' . It speaks volumes of what Mazda has achieved over the years. A very "Posh" Interior that screams luxury and class - amazing leather, dashboard, audio (bose) ... And the HUD on the front windscreen? You genuinely will find it hard to believe a Japanese Manufacturer's capable of similar feats

Ah, test drive it and you'll know what I mean. It boasts a very quiet drive, the istop has also noticeably became less annoying . You don't get loud crazy jerks at intersections. It is a car that drives well, looks good, feels good, just a very good job well done.


There Is little to NO hint of any cheap plastic parts. Everything feels nice, soft and in areas of the where is is supposed to.

The engine does feel slightly underpowered, but this is also subjective - can you overtake other folks on the highway? Yeah of course. But... If you're power hungry, you're probably knocking on the wrong doors with a 1.5L N.A engine. It does its job with bringing you to places but don't expect to outrun anyone by leaps and bounds at traffic lights. It runs skyactiv G so.. Fuel consumption should be the least of your concern

Otherwise, a very happy owner. Can't emphasize how great the car is, really.. Never knew I'd actually like a Mazda so much especially when I was driving a German engine prior to the change-

What I like
Amazing car design exterior (blacked out grills/lights/skirts etc)
Amazing car design interior (Astina models get red trimmings... which really gives an oomph)
18 inch rims
Audio quality is tip top
Blacked out grills/lights/rear spoiler
8.8 inch screen with apple carplay/android auto
New set of knobs to navigate entertainment system
Paddle shifters
Electronic seats + memory
360 Camera - quite literally 360 it's very cool
Fuel efficient
HUD display for driver on front windscreen
Many options for speedo

What I do not like
Skyactiv G - was looking forward to Skyactiv X
Only 1.5L variant available at the moment
Bonnet is bloody, bloody heavy - but no hydraulic bonnet
1.5 engine for a car over 1.4 tonnes...
8.8 inch screen doesn't have touch capability
Need 2 get used to the safety features they're very aggressive
No electronic seats for passenger
Low Parf

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Mazda 3 Hatchback Mild Hybrid
4 stars - based on 2 reviews