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Mazda 3 Used Car Review

The Mazda 3 is a Japanese small car that has for a long time been one of Australia's most popular vehicles. It is considered one of the most fun cars to drive in its class, with great steering and handling. There have been several generations since the model replaced the 323 in 2004. It continues to be offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. A 2.2-litre turbo diesel model was introduced in 2014 but axed two years later owing to slow sales, leaving a choice between two smooth and efficient petrol engines in 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre form, with a standard manual gearbox or optional automatic. The first- and second-generation Mazda 3 range featured a performance variant called the MPS.

Pros

Cons

  • Mazda 3 places emphasis on driving enjoyment.
  • Good build quality.
  • Broad model range and prices.
  • Roomy cabin. Hatch body style particularly practical.
  • Road noise has been a constant issue for Mazda 3 generations.
  • Lower trim grades can be missing convenient features.
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2009 Mazda 3 BL10F1 Neo Grey 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 128722 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2009 MAZDA 3 NEO 2.0L 4 CYLINDER 6 SPEED MANUAL HATCH BACK # NEW ARRIVAL # ONLY 128000KMS # LOVELY CAR! # 6 SPEED MANUAL # ALLOY WHEELS # RELIABLE # WORKSHOP TESTED # FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P Call Ryan on..... Call Dave on..... Call Jay on..... ?? Hunter Wholesale Cars is a family owned and operated business. We have extensive experience in the motor industry and love what we do. We are passionate about delivering you the best vehicle to suit y

$8,990
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
06/05/2021

Top2010 MAZDA3 AUTO HATCH 4CYL 2.0L 157,000KMs

  • 157000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 MAZDA3 AUTO HATCH 4CYL 2.0L 157,000KMs 🏁 CRUISE CONTROL 🏁 ODO: 157,000KMs 🏁 AUTOMATIC 🏁 BLUETOOTH 🏁 AUX POR 🏁 USB PORT 🏁 PETROL 🏁 HATCH 🏁 4CYL 🏁 RWC 🏁 2.0L 💥💥 WE HAVE ONSITE FINANCE AND WILL CERTAINLY GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE RATE AND SUITABLE TERMS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONDITION ✅ CENTRELINK CLIENTS WELCOME ✅ 1-5 YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE ✅ ONSITE FINANCE AVAILABLE ✅ CAN FREIGHT AUS WIDE ✅ TRADE INS WELCOME ✔️✔️ We have a WIDE RANGE of finance options to suit all circums

$8,900Negotiable
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
05/05/2021

Top2014 Mazda 3 BM5436 SP25 SKYACTIV-MT Snowflake White 6 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 51409 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Not the car you are looking for? Zoom zoom into our exciting new location at 432 Port Road Hindmarsh or give us a buzz today, we have a great range of used vehicles in stock for you to choose from. As part of a family owned and operated business with more than 100 years in the motor industry, we are here to bring enjoyment and excitement back into your car buying experience. Need finance and insurance? We have a team of experienced business managers who has many years of partnerships w

$19,888
West Hindmarsh, SA

Dealer used
06/05/2021

Top2014 Mazda 3 BM Touring Silver 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 122227 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This car is available for purchase from a locally owned and operated dealer in Canberra. We specialise in all vehicles manufactured in Australia, Japan and South Korea. We aim to ensure every customer is satisfied with a high level of customer service. Additionally, we have several services available to make your buying experience even better. Please don't hesitate to get in contact.

$15,888
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
05/05/2021

Top2018 Mazda 3 BN5238 SP25 SKYACTIV-Drive GT Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 79999 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2018 Mazda 3 BN Series SP25 GT Sedan 4dr SKYACTIV-Drive 6sp 2.5i JUST ARRIVED AND ONE LADY OWNER FROM NEW WITH FULL MAZDA SERVICE HISTORY!! THIS 2018 MAZDA 3 SP25 GT FEATURES INCLUDING : - KEYLESS ENTRY & PUSH START - HUD - SAT NAV - REVERSE CAMERA - BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY - BLIND SPOT MONITORING - CRUISE CONTROL AND MANY MANY MORE........................... We are Perth's FAVOURITE Subaru Dealership! We are an Authorised STi Dealer where customer service comes as a stand

$24,990
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

Top2014 Mazda 3 BM5236 SP25 SKYACTIV-MT White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 105700 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

SP25 model with the more powerful 2.5L engine.. Coming in EXCELLENT condition with very good LOG BOOK history.. MANUAL.. Excellent choice for a first car or for a daily driver.. Equipments include 18in alloy wheels, KEYLESS entry and push button start, satellite NAVIGATION, reverse camera, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, i-stop technology, dual zone climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth and cruise control.. Also carbon-fibre look wrapped roof.. Enquire now and BOOK A TEST DRIVE TODAY..

$16,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
05/05/2021

2017 Mazda 3 BN5478 Touring SKYACTIV-Drive Machine Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 54036 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2017 Mazda 3 BN5478 Touring SKYACTIV-Drive Machine Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$24,990Drive Away^
Seaford, VIC

Dealer used
11 minutes ago

2018 Mazda 3 BN5238 SP25 SKYACTIV-Drive GT Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 59895 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Award winning mazda 3 sp25 gt auto sedan. This is a great car with low klms and is as new. with balance of factory warranty till 2023. We are making sure our buisness is covid 19 safe. Ring today. . Loads of great features including , , bluetooth, 6 airbags, reverse sensors, leather, reverse camera,sat navagation and more. You wont find better for the price. Call and ask for Phil ., located 40min north of Brisbane CBD and 40min south of the Sunshine Coast right next to the shopping precinct

$25,490Drive Away^
North Lakes, QLD

Dealer used
11 minutes ago

2012 Mazda 3 Neo 6 speed manual, low KMs

  • 70645 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Selling 2012 Mazda 3 Neo Sedan - 6 speed manual, 2.0L engine. Registered until October 2021 Great condition One owner Super low kms (70,645km) Parked in a secure garage 2 keys Dolphin Grey colour Cruise control Power windows Air conditioning Comes with headlight and bonnet protecting covers. Selling due to need for an SUV.

$13,990
Perth, WA

21 minutes ago

Mazda 3

  • 141040 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Mazda 3 good condition, new tyres 3 mths rego

$5,700
Seaton, SA

22 minutes ago

2017 Mazda 3 BN5276 Maxx SKYACTIV-MT Red 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 101030 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Award winning mazda 3 mazz manual sedan. This is a great car. We are making sure our buisness is covid 19 safe. Ring today. . Loads of great features including , , bluetooth, 6 airbags, reverse sensors, , reverse camera, alloys, cruise control and more. You wont find better for the price. Call and ask for Phil ., located 40min north of Brisbane CBD and 40min south of the Sunshine Coast right next to the shopping precinct, with Westfield Shopping Centre and the all new IKEA, For over 45

$19,480Drive Away^
North Lakes, QLD

Dealer used
40 minutes ago

2014 Mazda 3 BM Maxx Silver 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 181866 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2014 Mazda 3 BM Series Maxx Hatchback 5dr SKYACTIV-Drive 6sp 2.0i in silver with books, GPS, alloys, blue tooth, CD, air conditioning, central locking, airbags, These are just a few of the features associated with this vehicle, for more information, please dont hesitate to call our professional sales team directly, which is headed by Robert Wright our Used Car Manager who will make your next purchasing experience peace of mind decision. We are an award-winning 5-star customer service Toyot

$14,990
South Nowra, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2005 Mazda3 Sedan AUTO “FREE 1 YEAR WARRANTY”

  • 235000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

FREE 1 YEAR WARRANTY / UNLIMITED KM'S 2005 Mazda3 Maxx Sedan with Automatic transmission. This Mazda3 presents and drives well and has the registration paid up till the 13th of November. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a hassle free inspection and test drive. Ventura Autos 130 Radium Street, Welshpool Phone: D/L: MD25845 The Swift is Suzuki’s competitor in the small car category, competing against the likes of the Toyota Yaris and Toyota Corolla

$5,990Negotiable
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2004 Mazda Mazda3 SP23 Automatic Sedan

  • 182000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2004 Mazda 3 SP23 BK Automatic Sedan New motor just replaced and new shocks and brake pads and air-conditioning regased . Body Type: Sedan No. of Seats: 5 Build Date: 2004-11 Compliance Date: 2004-12 VIN: JM0BK103100132752 No. of Cylinders: 4 Engine Capacity: 2.3 Fuel Type: Petrol Transmission: Automatic Indicated Odometer Reading: 182850 Odometer Measurement: kilometr Exterior Colour: Black Interior Colour: Black Owners Manual: Yes Service History: Yes Air Conditioning CD P

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$5,299
North Lakes, QLD

2 hours ago

2011 Mazda 3 Sedan

  • 175000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2011 Mazda 3, 6 speed manual, in great condition and well maintained, 175xxxks,aftermarket headunit, service last month, rego until 15-6-21, will come with rwc, very fuel efficient, $9,000 located Hervey Bay or swap for something of interest

$9,000
Urangan, QLD

2 hours ago

2016 Mazda 3 BM5278 Maxx SKYACTIV-Drive Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 100110 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We are Australia’s largest family-owned dealer group one of Australia's longest-serving Dealers, here since 1934. With representation along the entire eastern seaboard we are here to look after your motoring needs. All our Pre-Owned vehicles come with our Guarantee, this includes...... 120 Point safety check Leading finance packages from our panel of 6 Lenders 5 Year Mechanical protection plan 7-day money-back guarantee Ask us about our Renew protection/rejuvenation packages Feel

$16,965Drive Away^
Hamilton East, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2006 Mazda Mazda3 SP23 Manual Hatchback

  • 198000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Excellent condition,new tyres ,tint slightly lowered,5sp manual,leather interior,Bose sound system,

$5,500
Morphett Vale, SA

2 hours ago

2008 Mazda 3 BK MY06 Upgrade Neo Red 4 Speed Auto Activematic Sedan

  • 90869 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under cover at one convenient location, our best price first fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience.

$12,492
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2015 Mazda 3 BM SP25 Blue 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 51076 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under cover at one convenient location, our best price first fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience.

$22,998
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Mazda 3 BP2H7A G20 SKYACTIV-Drive Pure Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 1811 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Immaculate condition with super low kilometres....... We are just a short drive from the City and our aim is to provide you with Perth's best service, price and car purchasing experience. Need finance and insurance? We have a team of experienced finance and insurance managers who have many years of partnerships with major banks and insurers Every vehicle is fully prepared to the highest standard with a full 120-point inspection with no exceptions.

$29,990
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2005 Mazda3 Maxx BK 5 Speed Manual Sedan 7months Rego Log Books

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2005 Mazda3 Maxx BK 5 Speed Manual Sedan 7months Rego Log Books Power steering, power mirrors, power windows, central locking, CD player , aircon , SRS airbags , good tyres, tow bar, car drives good both in and out in good condition, great on fuel, log books , all inspections welcome please no time wasters

$2,950
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2008 Mazda Mazda3 Maxx Sport 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 213000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Mazda3 This car is a very regretful sale female driver.. my wife just bought new car so this must go!!! very nice to drive feels like new, it has done few km lots of it Hwy km. Service regularly, it has factory sport system replaced about 6 months ago nothing to spend on this..great on fuel, clean in and out.. will negotiate with in reason. Price to sale. Serious buyers only please.MUST SELL MAKE ME YOUR BEST OFFER TODAY IT MAY BE YOIRS!.

$6,500Negotiable
Warradale, SA

3 hours ago

2021 Mazda 3 BP2H7A G20 SKYACTIV-Drive Touring Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 100 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2021 Mazda 3 BP2H7A G20 SKYACTIV-Drive Touring Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$35,203Drive Away^
Avoca, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2021 Mazda 3 BP2H7A G20 SKYACTIV-Drive Pure White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

  • 700 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2021 Mazda 3 BP2H7A G20 SKYACTIV-Drive Pure White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hatchback

$30,470Drive Away^
Avoca, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2009 Mazda 3 BK10F2 MY08 Maxx Sport Black 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 136730 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Located on the Redcliffe Peninsula 25 minutes north of the Brisbane Airport, we are a family owned and operated large independent Dealership. With a huge range and over 120 vehicles in stock, we’ll be sure to have the vehicle you have been searching for. Finance and Insurance packages available TAP. Onsite Service Centre for your convenience. Call us today to arrange an appointment. Genuine enquiries only.

$8,950
Kippa-ring, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Sports Auto BN series Maxx

  • 110000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

I want to sell Mazda 3 Sedan 2017 Auto BN Series Max Sports Model Mazda3 2017 Sedan Soul Red Crystal 113k kms run Rego till End of August 2021 Inbuilt GPS Navigation Reverse Camera & Sensor Parking Assist Overtaking/Lane Change Warning sensors on mirrors Many more features Machanically A1 Always serviced at Mazda and all log books available. Major service done recently in march Looking to sell it for $18500 (slightly negotiable) Viewing at Parramatta. Serious buyers only. No time wasters please

$18,500
Parramatta, NSW

3 hours ago

2004 Mazda sp23 Auto Great Condition

  • 169800 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

For sale 2004 Mazda Bk sp23 4 cyl 2.3L petrol Automatic Airbag (front and side) Air condition (ice cold) Alloy wheels (genuine Mazda) ABS brakes Cruise control Central locking with remote control Electric windows Electric mirrors Tinted windows Tyres near new all around Drives great, great condition inside and out, very clean Rego payed till 12 February 2022 Price negotiable For more info feel free to call or text O

$7,888Negotiable
Newcastle, NSW

3 hours ago

FINANCE FROM $71 PER WEEK*- 2018 MAZDA 3 MAXX SPORT HATCH CAR LOAN

  • 32663 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Get your finance approved today by calling Joe from On Road Finance on . From just $71 per week*, you could be driving this beautiful 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Maxx Sport Manual Petrol Hatchback! *Vehicle cash price is $18990 or available on finance from $71 per week. Finance is calculated over a 7 year loan term at 6.95% interest rate, (8.68% comparison rate). Standard lending terms, fees and conditions apply. Please visit https://onroadfinance.com.au/application-form/ to submit a free

$71
Hoxton Park, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2004 Mazda3 Maxx Sport BK Black 5 Speed Manual Hatchback Low Kms Log Books 4months Rego

  • 190000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2004 Mazda3 Maxx Sport BK Black 5 Speed Manual Hatchback Low Kms Log Books 4months Rego Power steering, power mirrors, power windows, central locking, CD player , aircon , SRS airbags , good tyres, alloy wheels , car drives good both in and out in good condition , great on fuel, Log Books , all inspections welcome please no time wasters

$3,990Negotiable
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2005 Mazda3 Sp23 (Leather Seats) Auto Activematic Sedan 5months Rego

  • 205000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2005 Mazda3 Sp23 (Leather Seats) Auto Activematic Sedan 5months Rego Power steering, power windows, power mirrors, srs airbags, aircon , CD player , cruise control , leather seats, car drives good both in and out in good condition, all inspections welcome please no time wasters

$5,500Negotiable
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

Overview of the Mazda Mazda3

Overview of the Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda 3 is a Japanese small car that has for a long time been one of Australia's most popular vehicles. It is considered one of the most fun cars to drive in its class, with great steering and handling. There have been several generations since the model replaced the 323 in 2004.

It continues to be offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. A 2.2-litre turbo diesel model was introduced in 2014 but axed two years later owing to slow sales, leaving a choice between two smooth and efficient petrol engines in 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre form, with a standard manual gearbox or optional automatic. The first- and second-generation Mazda 3 range featured a performance variant called the MPS.

MAZDA 3 GENERATIONS

2004-2009: 1st generation

2009-2013: 2nd generation

2013-present: 3rd generation

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.2L Diesel (now discontinued): 5.0 to 5.2 litres per 100km

2.0L Petrol: 5.7 to 5.9 litres per 100km (91 unleaded)

2.5L Petrol: 6.0 to 6.5 litres per 100km (91 unleaded)

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO MAZDA 3

How Does The Mazda 3 Perform After 5 Years?

A turbo-diesel version of the 3 that has never left the city is the biggest potential problem-child, with the resulting blocked diesel-particulate (soot) filter needing a trip to the dealership to be cleaned out.

In some cases, the on-board computer pumped more fuel into the engine to try to use engine heat to clear the filter. But sometimes that fuel made its way into the engine oil, diluting it. So watch for a rising level on the dipstick over time.

Some independent workshops ignored the particulate filter that could then fail altogether, requiring costly replacement to keep the car legal and roadworthy.

Some 3s suffered from poorly rust-proofed hatchback struts that could fail, spraying fluid everywhere and dropping the hatch on your head. Or fingers.