Mazda 3 2013 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 3 2013 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What's a good sedan under $17,000?
I wouldn’t recommend the Cruze, there have been too many problems with them. The Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai Elantra are all good, reliable cars with plenty of performance for the class. Any one of them would be a good choice.
Used Mazda 3 review: 2009-2013
Who'd have thought it, a Mazda knocking off the likes of Ford, Holden and Toyota to become the most popular car on the Australian market?Read More
Broken 2013 Mazda3 navigation
I agree that Mazda's response is unsatisfactory. It remains Mazda's responsibility to carry out repairs on your car. I can only suggest you persist to the extent the dealer and Mazda know that you won't go away until they give you a satisfactory response.
Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over rust risk
Mazda has issued a global recall of more than 2.2 million cars from across its range to rectify a potential corrosion issue that affects some of its best-selling models.Read More
Used Mazda 3 review: 2009-2013
Graham Smith reviews the second generation Mazda3 as a used buy. New A car that stormed the market, the Mazda3 was sweetly timed to take advantage of the shift to smaller cars. The first 3, launched ...Read More
Used Mazda 3 review: 2004-2015
Ewan Kennedy reviews the first, second and third generation Mazda 3 from 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 as a used buy.Read More
Tips for a first car-buyer
You've chosen a good brand in Mazda, and good models in the 2 and 3. Both are good cars and give little trouble, so you can't go far wrong with either one. There are other brands as well, but I would recommend that you stick with Japanese brands and not be tempted by European cars, which can be expensive to service and repair. Look for a car in good condition and well presented both inside and out, a car that drives smoothly, and doesn't have any odd noises or vibrations. Don't take any notice of the salesmen trying to sell you a car; they're just trying to relieve you of your money and some will tell you anything to make that happen. If you can't take a trusted friend along to help you assess a car, consider getting the NRMA to check it for you.
Mazda 3 2013: Servicing intervals
We’re hearing you and that’s why we now list the service intervals in all road tests and preview drives. Nissan, this week, begins an overdue switch to 12-month intervals.
Used Mazda3 review: 2004-2013
Mazda3 topped the overall sales race in 2011 and 2012 and already has a huge lead in the early days of 2014. Meaning there is a wide choice in the used-car scene.Read More
Mazda 3: Bumpy ride
Most cars today have a firmish ride and there's not a lot you can do about it. You could perhaps ask your dealer if you could drive another Mazda3 to compare with yours and make sure yours is representative of the model. Assuming it is you could ask about different tyres, even different shock absorbers. You could also consult a suspension specialist, such as Pedders, for their advice on what you might do.