Mazda 3 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 3 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What is the best safe and cost-effective car for my kids to drive?
We’re looking to buy a cost-effective, safe, fuel-efficient vehicle for our children to use. I'm thinking it will need to be about 2016, mid-sized, preferably a hatch, preferably with less than 30, ...Read more
What sort of car would be best suited for a sales staff worker?
What sort of car would best be suited as a sales staff work car between $20,000 and $30,000? I currently use a Hyundai i30, what is next best? Read more
Mazda 3: Electrical or computer fault
I purchased a brand new Mazda 3 G25 GT auto hatch for my wife in June. The car was great until we took it to the dealer for its first complimentary check-up. It has done 700 km. We took it in and two ...Read more
What's a reliable car with turbo?
I'm 17 and looking to buy a car next year. I have a budget of under $16,000. Are there any reliable cars preferably with a turbo? Read more
What car is best for a first time buyer?
We are a couple looking for our first car in the budget of $10,000. We will use the car for about 2-3 years. Please suggest a used car that will have low maintenance, enough power for freeways and ...Read more
Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 recalled over engine stalling issue
Mazda is set to recall more than 18,000 vehicles over an engine stalling issue, with the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 impacted. The brand will recall 1709 units of the all-new Mazda3 (2019), ...Read more
Mazda 3 2019: Screen not working
Two weeks ago we bought a 2019 Mazda3. A week later we had problems with the navigator screen going completely dead whilst driving, and the radio went dead too. Phoned up Mazda dealer who told us to ...Read more
The wheels fall off for Mazda 3: Recall issued for all-new hatchback after wheels not secured properly
In a somewhat unusual recall, Mazda has to bring in thousands of fourth-generation Mazda 3s due to a production error which could see the wheels fall off. Read more
Mazda 3 2007: Selling price
I'm thinking of selling my 2007 Mazda 3 SP23. How much could I expect to sell it for? It's done 94,000 km, there are no major mechanical issues, and it’s always been serviced. Read more
Mazda 3: Key fob replacement
I lost my Mazda 3 key fob do I have to go to a dealer? Read more
Mazda 3 2006: Cam belt or chain?
I have the 2006 Mazda 3 2300cc engine. Does it have a cam belt or chain, and when does it need replacing? Read more
Do you recommend buying a Toyota Corolla?
I am replacing my car after it was written off. I’ve been told by many mechanics, those in the car trade etc., that the Toyota Corolla is a great car that just keeps on keeping on. I want a near new ...Read more
Mazda 3 2014: Display screen, speedo and radio not working
The display screen, speedometer display on the dashboard, and the radio doesn't operate on my 2014 Mazda 3. All cease to operate after driving one kilometre. If the engine is stopped and restarted ...Read more
Mazda 3 2007: Why is the temperate dropping suddenly?
After 30-40 minutes driving the temperature in my 2007 Mazda 3 suddenly drops to zero and the car immediately stops. I have to wait at least 15 minutes to return to normal. Read more
Mazda 3 2006: Sunroof
Did the 2006 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport come out of the factory with a sunroof? I’m looking at purchasing one and want to know if the sunroof was installed in the factory. Read more
What car is best for country driving?
My daughter is looking to buy her first car. Where we live is countryish, outside of Beaudesert, Qld, so she has a 40 min drive on the highway to work, but then a gravel road of about 1 km. Also when ...Read more
Ford Focus or Mitsubishi Lancer: Which is a better hatchback?
I’m after a decent sized hatchback no older than 2011 and tossing up between a Ford Focus and Mitsubishi Lancer mainly. I understand there was a recall on the 2011-2015 Ford Focus; should I steer ...Read more
Which hatchback should I buy?
We are buying a new car soon, and have a few key questions. We are buying around December this year, is December the best time to buy, or is January better? We plan on having the car for at least ...Read more
Ford Focus 2015: How reliable is it compared to competitors?
Is the 2015 Ford Focus car a good buy reliability wise? How does it compare to the Mazda 3, and the Toyota Corolla? I'm looking for something reliable, but have heard that there are issues with the ...Read more