Mazda 3 2008
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Not lacking on power, Firm, confident suspension tune, No major reliability issues for petrol variants
The 2008 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Mazda 3 is also known as the Mazda Axela (Japan and China) in markets outside Australia.
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Mazda 3 2008 Price and Specs
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Diesel||Hatchback||2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$3,000||$5,170|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,000||$5,170|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,800||$4,730|
|Maxx Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,100||$5,280|
|Diesel||Sedan||2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$3,500||$5,720|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,000||$5,170|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$3,100||$5,280|
|Maxx Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,100||$5,280|
Mazda 3 2008 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mazda 3 2008: Is it a good buy for $10,000?
A 2008 Mazda 3 Neo would be a good choice, but I would be trying to get it for $8500-$9000, $10,000 is too much unless it is a very low mileage example. Others to consider would be the Honda Civic VTi, which would be my preference, and the Hyundai Elantra.Show more
Best first car options?
Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.Show more
First car for 22 year old
Most modern cars would be perfectly fine for your country commuting, that's not really an issue like it was in the past where it was felt you needed a six-cylinder car at least to handle the long distance, higher-speed cruising. Smaller cars like the Yaris or Mazda2 are perfect for city use; they're small, manoeuvrable, easy to park, safe and cheap to run. A larger car, like the Mazda3 would be a little more comfortable for a longer journey. It would also have better performance, but being larger is a little more difficult to park, and would cost more to run. For your money you could get a 2008/2009 Mazda3, which would also be a good buy. For mine, I would go for the smaller car, the Yaris or the Mazda2.Show more
Maintain the rage at your dealership, this issue is clearly a dangerous one and needs to be fixed. If the dealer is showing no signs of being interested in fixing it go direct to Mazda and demand their intervention in sorting the problem out. I would expect Mazda to fix your car without charge given that you have reported and had the dealer check it while it was under warranty.Show more
Mazda 3 2008 Towing capacity
The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|NEO||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO Sport||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||900kg|
|NEO Sport||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||900kg|
|NEO||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO Sport||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||900kg|
|NEO Sport||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||900kg|