Posts tagged Mazda3
Which Small Car Should You Buy in 2016?

If you’re in the market for a mainstream small car costing less than $40 grand - that basically means a Toyota Corolla-sized car - let’s eliminate the utter crap

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Why does my Holden Cruze rev too high on the freeway?

The major annoyance with my Holden Cruze Equipe is the high gear ratio. Travelling at 110km/h and the 5th gear RPMs are sitting just over 3000, which makes the car sound like it's...screaming (is one way to put it). It's like it really needs a 6th gear. I have taken it to my dealer and they say that there is nothing they can do to lower the gear ratio. Is this true?

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Should I Buy a Volkswagen Golf or a Mazda3?

I want to spend around $30,000 on a new car, have driven test Golf Highline and Mazda SP25GT. Loved the ride and engine response in the Volkswagen Golf Highline. The Mazda3 SP25 GT was nicely optioned but left me a little flat with its ride. Not really sure what car to go for. Any suggestions in my price range?

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Should I Buy a Mazda3 SP25?

If you want a notionally small car that’s big on performance and loaded with equipment, that's also a solid value proposition, the Mazda3 SP25 is the car to have on your short list. On objective criteria, the Mazda3 SP25 model variants are the best conventional small cars on sale in Australia. There’s no doubt Mazda has done a sensational job on the Mazda3 SP25, Mazda3 SP25 GT and Mazda3 SP25 Astina - you might get turned off by comparatively minor inconveniences like i-stop, and the instrument cluster could be a hurdle, but everything else about the Mazda3 SP25 is very impressive. 

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How to Choose the Right Small Car

Just read about this brokerage service and it sounds great. Keen to avoid trooping around dealerships and playing their silly games and of course getting the best deal possible. Narrowed the small car selection down to:

  • Mazda 3 Neo
  • Toyota Corolla Ascent
  • Hyundai i30

What do you think? Thanks for your time and look forward to discussing my purchase and sales further with you soon. 

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When Should I Replace My Old Car?

I have done 265,000km in my 2002 Mazda 323 SP20. Someone said if I change the injectors and fix the wheel bearings it should keep going OK. I need a reliable car as I drive from Menai to Wollongong (65km) four days and week. Rego is due in July. If I spend $20,000 to $25,000 max on a new car would you recommend a Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai i30, Volkswagen Golf or Mazda3?

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