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  • VIDEO: Mazda 3 review - has the family hatchback had its day? 15 Jul 2019 (News)
    The Mazda 3 is a fine example of a family hatchback: lovely cabin, high quality, great to drive. So how come it's so difficult to wholeheartedly recommend? Click play below to watch Mark explain.  
  • Honest John Awards 2019: Mazda 3 is most popular family car 2 May 2019 (News)
    Family Car of the Year - Mazda 3 Beating established rivals like the new Ford
  • May 2019 DVSA recall round-up: Fire risk forces Vauxhall to recall 234,000 Zafiras 29 May 2019 (News)
    . Peugeot says a plastic component inside the exhaust line could under certain conditions damage the DPF. Mazda is also recalling 19,467 vehicles due to an electrical problem. The issue affects Mazda 3 models built between 2015 and 2017, with the front windscreen wipers
  • Keyless car thefts: new cars ranked 'poor' for their security systems 24 Jun 2019 (News)
    inadequate - including the DS 3 Crossback, Mazda 3, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo S60. >> Top 10: Cars most vulnerable to keyless theft "Keyless entry/start systems are often optional or included with trim
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 13-07-2019 Part 1 11 Jul 2019 (News)
    . Missing information  I have a 6-year old diesel Mazda CX-5 (out of warranty). Last July it suddenly started misfiring and stalling. I limped to a local garage as the nearest Mazda dealer is  nearly an hour away. They identified a problem with the fuel injectors. As I didn't feel
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 04-05-2019 Part 2 3 May 2019 (News)
    tangle Having bought a second-hand Mazda 3 from a Mazda garage for £5,500, 11 months later the engine blew up. The car was within mileage and service time. The Mazda dealer wanted £1,000 diagnosis fee, which, when I complained, was reduced to £600. I wrote to the CEO of Mazda UK
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 29-06-2019 Part 2 28 Jun 2019 (News)
    is (no Mazda BT-50 version in the UK). A SsangYong Musso 2.2 automatic is. The Mercedes Benz X-Class is. The Nissan Navara is. The Toyota HiLux is. The Mitsubishi L200 is only rated to 3.1 tonnes. Otherwise, he'll need a VW Touareg, a SsangYong Rexton.G4, a Range Rover Sport 3.0 litre diesel or 5.0 litre V8
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 22-06-2019 Part 1 19 Jun 2019 (News)
    manufacturer. Reliable, but undeniably ugly, a Honda Civic 1.8iVTEC:  /road-tests/honda/honda-civic-18ies-2012-road-test/ Good looking and satisfying to drive, a Mazda CX-3 2.0 Skyactiv G (if you can get one for the money
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 08-06-2019 Part 1 7 Jun 2019 (News)
    law there. Wing commander I have just experienced a disgusting Customer Service scam from Mazda (blamed on Mazda Japan by everyone I spoke
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 25-05-2019 Part 2 24 May 2019 (News)
    , automatic and a ground to sill height of less than 400mm.  I was considering a Mazda but hear there is a new version of the 3 due out later this year. NJ, via email The outstanding new Mazda 3 has already arrived and the 2.0 petrol engine has a clever
  • More New Motability Cars at No Advance Payment 11 Jul 2019 (News)
    breakdown assistance, service and maintenance, as well as tyre and windscreen repair and replacement. The summer price list features a range of low emission cars, automatics and popular cross-over models with cars from 31 different manufacturers, such as Mazda, Hyunda, Citroen, Honda, and Peugeot
  • Future Classic Friday: Kia Pride 28 Jun 2019 (News)
    . The Kia Pride, meanwhile, was a hastily worked-over Mazda 121 or Ford Festiva, depending on how you knew it best. A simple but likeable supermini, sold at a budget price and offering higher quality and much better driving dynamics than the equivalent Lada or Yugo.  Kia got the pricing
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 15-06-2019 Part 2 13 Jun 2019 (News)
    Get a Mazda 3 Skyactiv G petrol. 2-3 years old:   /road-tests/mazda/mazda-3-2017-road-test/   New:  /road-tests/mazda/mazda-3-2019-road-test
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 01-06-2019 Part 1 31 May 2019 (News)
    power, go for a C350e petrol hybrid, or (might be out of budget), a C43AMG.   NOx NOx, who’s there? I run a 1988 67k mile Mazda 323 that is in 'enthusiasts condition
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 11-05-2019 Part 2 10 May 2019 (News)
     like; a new Mazda CX-3 SE-L Nav automatic at only £19,000. It seems they want to get rid of them before the new Mazda 3 arrives. Also, a 2018 Volvo V40 T3 R Design automatic Nav plus (9,500 miles) at £17,000. I understand that a new V40 is due in 2019, hence the lower
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 13-07-2019 Part 2 11 Jul 2019 (News)
    If choosing between a used Mazda MX-5 and a used FIAT 124 Spider, which model is best to drive and depreciates the least? RA, via email The MX-5 2.0 litre 6-speed is the best to drive. Also the 2.0 Mazda engine is chain cam, whereas the 1.4 Turbo FIAT 124 Spider engine
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 11-05-2019 Part 1 10 May 2019 (News)
    with it.   Deciding factors  I hope you can help me make a decision. I currently drive an 11 year old Lexus RX350. I have been considering as a replacement a Mazda CX-5; KIA Sportage; Honda HR-V. Have you any opinion on which? RL, via email All road tested
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 22-06-2019 Part 2 19 Jun 2019 (News)
    usage? Service price, comfort, safety, etc. BA, Turkey Mazda 2 1.5 6-speed torque converter auto:  /road-tests/mazda/mazda-2-2015-15-automatic-road-test/  Very well proven 6-speed
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 01-06-2019 Part 2 31 May 2019 (News)
    , Renault and Dacia:  /road-tests/renault/renault-kadjar-ii-2019-range-road-tes/  You might consider the new Mazda CX-5 2.0 Skyactiv G auto, which has a much better automatic transmission (photo
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 18-05-2019 Part 1 17 May 2019 (News)
    / Late life crisis Having reached 60 and driven sensible company cars, I feel I would like to buy a used sports car for occasional and weekend use, possibly spending up to £10,000. I know that the Mazda MX-5 is probably the best of the bunch, but as a result there are a lot of them about

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