Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Mazda 3 - 16th Report
10 June 2010
Author: Hugh Hunston
In the garage
|Category:|| Lower medium|
|P11D price:|| £18,260|
|Key rival:|| Ford Focus|
Moving passed the 8000-mile mark our trusty hatchback continues to be a model of reliability.
Extended across the Mazda 3 range, that virtue arguably contributes to growing conquest fleet business among core end users this year. Admittedly, this is driven particularly by the lower CO2 (119g/km) and higher mpg 1.6-litre diesel counterpart, but we would miss our 150hp model's muscle, flexibility and refinement, which must attract a significant portion of user choosers.
|Mazda 3 2.2d 150PS Sport 5-door manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||45.0mpg|
|Model price range||£13,500 -£21,500|
|CO2 (tax) ||144g/km/19%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£58/£116|
|Boot space (min/max)||300/1360 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Can it step up to its |
class mark like the 6?
|Positive||Stops as well as it goes|
|Negative||Badly placed handbrake|
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