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Mazda 3 2008

The 2008 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $2,500. Our most recent review of the 2008 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

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.

Mazda 3 2008 Price and Specs

The Mazda 3 2008 is currently available from $2,500 for the 3 Neo up to $12,990 for the 3 SP23.

Pricing guides

$7,470
Based on 287 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$2,500
Highest Price
$12,990
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
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Faulty accelerator

    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.

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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
See All Mazda 3 2008 Towing Capacity

Mazda 3 2008 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2008 Mazda 3 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1765mm x 1465mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 3 2008 Dimensions  include 1465mm height, 1745mm width, 4405mm length.
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
NEO Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
NEO Sport Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
Maxx Sport Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
Maxx Hatchback 1465x1745x4405 mm 121 mm
NEO Sport Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
NEO Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
Maxx Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
Maxx Sport Sedan 1465x1745x4485 mm 121 mm
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Mazda 3 2008 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2008 Mazda 3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 3 currently offers fuel consumption from 6 to 10L/100km. The Mazda 3 is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, PULP and ULP.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Diesel Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 6L/100km
MPS Hatchback 2.3L,PULP,6 SP MAN 10L/100km
Maxx Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.4L/100km
Diesel Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 6L/100km
Maxx Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.4L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 3 2008 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2008 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2008 Mazda 3 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mazda 3 vary from 15x6 inches to 18x7 inches.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
NEO Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
NEO Sport Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Maxx Sport Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
Maxx Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
NEO Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
NEO Sport Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Maxx Sport Sedan 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
Maxx Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
See All Mazda 3 2008 Wheel Sizes