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Latest Mazda 3
12 Mar 15
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - final report
Six months in our care reveals whether Mazda's 3 has the drive and stats to compete in the cut-throat lower medium segment
02 Mar 15
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 18th report
Longer relationships expose individual foibles, and having crossed the 10,500-mile mark in our trusty 3, two quirks caught my attention.
03 Feb 15
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 17th report
We compare our long-term Mazda 3 hatch with its saloon sibling
27 Jan 15
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 16th report
For corporate drivers, the less time involved in having cars checked over the better. However, Mazda's pragmatic, some claim old-fashioned, approach d...
21 Nov 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 15th report
There is no doubting our 150hp 2.2-litre diesel Mazda 3's ability to balance muscular performance, everyday economy (52mpg over 8500 miles) and a 107g...
04 Nov 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 14th report
After six months and approaching 8000 miles with our Mazda 3, its all-round competence continues to impress, but as with any long-term relationship re...
30 Oct 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 13th report
As days shorten and temperatures drop, particularly when heading out on early morning journeys, one shortcoming with our Mazda 3 becomes transparent. ...
23 Oct 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 12th report
Start, stop and don't re-start. That, in essence, was the sequence that led to our
21 Oct 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 11th report
While making a familiar hilly descent into South Oxfordshire I glanced at our Mazda 3's instruments and saw a display encouraging changing down from f...
14 Oct 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 10th report
Confession time. I forgot to warn my wife that the long-term Mazda 3 had the Smart City Brake Support system lurking within its portfolio of active el...
06 Oct 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 9th report
Mazda's green credentials are embodied in our 3 hatchback through Skyactiv, a design philosophy all about higher efficiency and weight paring to go fu...
30 Sep 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 8th report
After more than 5600 miles on board Mazda's more than competent third-generation 3 hatchback, we thought it would be interesting to see how its larger...
23 Sep 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 7th report
For many drivers, interiors are as much workplaces as offices, and so ideally ought to provide a suitable environment.
09 Sep 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 6th report
Operational economics are a fleet manager's imperative when choosing vehicles, but foot soldiers using company cars inevitably hanker after models tha...
08 Sep 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 5th report
As good as Mazda's current crop of Skyactiv diesel engines are - and they are good - they're too big. At the moment, they only come in 2.2-litre guise...
02 Sep 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 4th report
Having spent a year some time ago with the fairly nondescript-looking, previous-generation Mazda 3, also powered by a larger-than-sector-norm 2.2-litr...
26 Aug 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 3rd report
Having a conventional lower medium hatchback as well as a small four-door version of the same car is a bit of a rare thing.
14 Aug 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - 2nd report
A useful feature of the new Mazda 3 is the infotainment system, which gives you the option to view and listen to text messages as they come in when yo...
24 Jul 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 3 - FIRST REPORT
To be blunt, Mazda didn't have much going for it in fleet until about 18 months ago. Yes, it's cars have always been good to drive, a genetic trait ca...
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