Mazda 3 2017
This is what Malcolm Flynn liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Solid pedigree , The new Mazda3 is better than ever
The 2017 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 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 2017 Reviews
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Mazda 3 2017 Price and Specs
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$13,500||$19,470|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN||$12,400||$17,930|
|Neo||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$12,200||$17,600|
|Neo||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN||$10,900||$15,950|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$13,500||$19,470|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN||$12,400||$17,930|
|Neo||Sedan||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$12,200||$17,600|
|Neo||Sedan||2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN||$10,900||$15,950|
Mazda 3 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 2017 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mazda 3 2017: How can I reduce the cost of regular servicing?
Capped price servicing is a good way to keep a lid on running costs, or at least know in advance what those costs will be. In the case of Hyundai and Kia cars, they come with capped-price servicing as part of the deal, so provided the car has been servicing correctly by its original owner, you should be able to tap into the capped-price schedule. The catch will be if the car you buy has any gaps in its service history as this could easily render it ineligible for the capped-price package.
But really, Jason, what you need to consider is whether cheaper and less frequent servicing is actually going to save you much money. Then put those figures into the context of what it will cost you to change cars in terms of stamp-duty, registration change-over and perhaps even higher insurance costs, and see if it still makes sense as a strategy.
If dealer servicing is getting your wallet down, don’t forget that you can change to an independent workshop that might be cheaper than a Mazda dealership. Provided the workshop has the correct certification, it can still stamp your service book and keep your maintenance record (and, therefore, your warranty) intact.Show more
Which Mazda 3 should I buy?
Generally, I'd say the highest spec model you can afford. However, in the Mazda3's case I'd actually say the Maxx seems to provide the best bang-for-your-buck over the far more expensive SP25 variants.
It will come down to whether you find the hatch or sedan more practical, and whether you can live without the extra goodies on the higher-spec models. If you're doing a lot of country driving, I would give extra consideration to the 2.5-litre SP25 models as the 2.0-litre is fine for around town but a bit breathless on the open highway.Show more
What $20,000 car should I buy?
Unfortunately you’ve kept the Corolla too long, and have had to spend money to keep it going. Keep that in mind for the next one you buy.
You’re constrained by your $20,000 budget, but I would suggest you look at a Kia Rio, Mazda2, Mitsubishi Lancer, or Suzuki Swift. All should fall within your budget and all will give you a good run. If you were prepared to buy a used car that is one or two years old, you could consider a Toyota Corolla, or a Mazda3.Show more
Are Mazda 3's reliable?
So long as it is serviced regularly and kept clean there is no reason a Mazda 3 won't be a reliable car. Watch for consumables like tyres, brakes and shock absorbers being replaced with high quality parts as it is a sign the car is likely to have been looked after.Show more