Mazda 3 2015 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 3 2015 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

What should I replace my 2015 Mazda 3 Maxx Hatch with?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Aug 2021

There are a few things going on with insured values. The first is that insurance companies will – generally – do everything they can to pay out as little as possible against a claim. That means, they will usually take the lower number from a range of values, and that appears to be exactly what has happened here. If you take a look at the classifieds right now, you’ll see 2015 Mazda 3 Maxxes priced anywhere from $12,000 to the low-20s. Clearly, your insurance company has adopted the lower of those values as the one that represents market value for your car. Don’t forget, either, that the asking price in the advert is not always the actual price that will be paid.

There can be other influences, too. What condition was your car in before the crash that wrote it off? If it had existing damage or wear, that could have led your insurer to adjust downwards the pay-out price it was offering. And what about kilometres travelled? Generally speaking, every extra thousand kilometres over the average for that make and model reduces its value in the eyes of insurance companies.

As for a replacement vehicle, I’d be looking at some of the South Korean (Hyundai and Kia) offerings. These brands now have a jump on some of the opposition when it comes to technology and standard safety equipment. They also represent solid engineering and reliability, not to mention terrific factory warranties.


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Mazda 3 2014: Which variant should I pick?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2018

They are of a similar age, so there shouldn’t be much between them in terms of accumulated mileage. The SP25 is better equipped and sportier model, but I would still go for the Maxx being newer and a little cheaper.

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Mazda 3 2015: Paint peeling

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2018

Without being able to see the paint problem it is difficult to be conclusive, but on the basis of what you have told us it is more likely to be the paint quality than bird droppings.

Your best course of action is to consult a paint specialist and have them make an independent assessment that you can submit to Mazda.

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Hyundai i30 or Mazda 3 2015: Which one should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Dec 2017

It’s a toss of a coin, both are good cars and should give you a good run for the five years you want to keep them.

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Best options for small SUV or hatchback?

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Jan 2017

You need to decide on whether you want an SUV or a hatch before you do anything else. The SUV gives you a better view of the road, is practical, and the CX-3 is a good choice, but hatches can also be attractive. I would rule out the Mazda2 in your case, as it would seem to be too small for your needs, but the 3, Corolla and i30 are all good cars that would deliver on the things you want.

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Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over rust risk

Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars over rust risk

2 Sep 2016 · by Andrew Chesterton

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.

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Mazda 3: Screen locking up

Answered by CarsGuide 17 May 2016

Mazda spokeswoman Karla Leach recommends that owners contact their dealer to ensure the latest free-of-charge update of the MZD Connect is fitted. "As mobile phones and their operating systems are continually evolving, thanks to the introduction of new models and updates, on occasion there may be connectivity issues," she says.

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Problems with Mazda i-stop?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Dec 2015

I have seen reports of the system not working as expected, but no real explanations yet. It could simply be that people are not up to speed on the system, and what parameters it uses to activate. It doesn't necessarily operate in every situation, and the engine can restart if, for instance, you slightly release the brakes or turn the steering wheel.

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Best small SUV for about $27,000?

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Dec 2015

There's nothing to worry about with start-stop technology. It's been around for years and everybody has it. As for your choices, I'd put the CX-3 well ahead of the ASX and just in front of the HR-V but I wouldn't buy either. For me, a mid-level Mazda3 is bigger than the CX-3, has more power, more room and is better to drive.

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