Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda CX-3 - 5th report
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda CX-3 - 5th report

Date: 13 October 2015   |   Author: Tony Rock

Equipment:6 airbags, satnav, DAB radio, auto lights and wipers, climate control, heated front seats, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, cruise control, city brake system, lane departure warning
Options: Ceramic metallic paint (£540)

An orange, spanner-shaped warning light has appeared in the instrument panel of the CX-3. Maybe it's obvious what its appearance signifies, which is why it is, as far as I could see, excluded from a lengthy list of symbols and explanations in the user's manual, but it wasn't to me.

So I had to rely on good ol' Google and the dealer local to the BusinessCar office, and between the two I discovered that it means a service is due, and that apparently some models have had the servicing reminder incorrectly set to 6000 miles instead of 12,000.

The dealer also reassured me it was okay to continue driving as normal, and told me to pop in when I could to have the reminder reset. Which is what I shall be doing


Mazda CX-3 1.5D 105 SE-L Nav

Mileage 6387
P11D price £20,940
Forecast/actual cost per mile 44.5p/45.1p
Our average consumption 56.3mpg
Official combined consumption 70.6mpg


  • Boot space better than expected.
  • . but still not quite ample enough for a family