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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda CX-3 - 7th report

Date: 12 November 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)

Remember the orange, spanner-shaped warning light that appeared in the instrument panel some 6000 miles ahead of the CX-3's scheduled 12,000-mile service? Well, as promised, I visited a Mazda dealer - T W White & Sons in Orpington, Kent - and can report that it is no longer glowing.

The issue was resolved promptly. Having arrived, as they'd suggested, without an appointment, I was invited to take a seat in the waiting area, and was just 10 minutes into that morning's episode of Rip Off Britain when it was time to return to the office.

Apart from two occasions when the light has shone briefly, making me think another dealer trip might be needed, the fault seems to have been fixed.

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


  • Fast dealer service to switch off service light
  • Boot space not quite enough for a family