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Mazda 3 (2004-2008)

£1,103 Price from

Not tested

Key features
  • Medium
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel

We haven't tested this product in the Which? test lab, but here is a product overview based on our experiences of other models from this brand.

The first-generation Mazda 3 - successor to the 323 - had a new name and marked a progression for Mazda beyond the merely dull and dutiful. This 3 (launched 2004) was of good quality and was a consistently strong performer, giving a real alternative to the more obvious choices of medium-sized hatchback or saloon. Is it still a sound second-hand buy? Read our full review to find out.

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