Mazda 3 / Axela

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Mazda 3 / Axela

A fter the of Mazda 6 and RX-8, you must its little brother Mazda 3 to be an driver’s car. You know the 3 is from the next generation Focus platform, sharing the control-blade (multi-link) rear in contrast to rivals’ torsion-beam It also has electro-hydraulic power versus rivals’ pure power steering. And then is an alluminum four-cylinder 16-valve complete with variable timing and variable intake

All these signs are so promising. it be a class winner?

Unfortunately, the magic doesn’t work time. And more tragically to this is the biggest selling, important model in its lineup. of the sophisticated ingredients, Mazda 3 is an average car. It does some driver appeal, but not to the that raise our pulse the 6-year-old Focus. In other such as space, ride, and quality, it simply falls the latest competitors.

One can easily see it won’t trouble the sellers like Volkswagen and Opel Astra.

So, what’s with the 3? externally, it looks handsome nor disgusting. Somewhat somewhat sharp, just a mix of tastes. People have no what it is. The body is ill-proportioned, too long. It is.

The wheelbase is 2640mm, easily the in its class. Even in hatchback the rear overhang is almost as as many sedans, making the car 200mm longer than average !

Now you might expect a cabin, but unfortunately it is no roomier an average competitor. A six-footer be tight to sit behind another The hatchback offers sufficient for rear passengers. Not so lucky in the sedan, whose swoopy eat into rear headroom. The center console also eat the foot well.

We don’t sacrificing a little bit interior for a beautiful appearance, but it seems Mazda 3 succeed in neither nor functionality.

Under the bonnet is the MZR all-alloy family. The smallest 1.5-litre VVT) produces 113hp but is reserved for the Japanese market; gets a 1.6-litre instead, with VVT but produces 105hp due to tighter emission regulations. It is by no powerful, but smoother and more at the top end than the 2.0-litre.

The 2.0-litre has intake manifold but not VVT. is strong enough, but it is short on and sounds coarse at high In Japan and USA, a more 2.3-litre is offered as top model. It is the engine as that found in 6, complete with VVT, intake and balance-shaft to dampen At 10.6:1 compression ratio, the version pumps out 171hp and

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The USA version, however, runs at 9.7:1 thus produces 160hp and 150lbft. Although Mazda 3 is 100kg lighter Mazda 6, it does not feel quick, especially compare today’s hot hatches. However, the 2.3 is still lovely, thanks to its and refinement.

As the car does not shine in a good chassis dynamics is needed to restore the faith of admirers. In pure handling the 3 is fine. Its sporty suspension leads to good body and delivers a taut feeling.

No grip, braking or steering, it very well. However, it to match the 6-year-old Focus in all areas — it rides and generates a lot of suspension noise on Its electro-hydraulic steering is reasonably better than Renault and Volkswagen Golf, but never as as the hydraulic-assisted Focus.

There is also some felt from the steering — what we called Finally, its chassis is prone to at tight corners where the can overcome. In keen driver’s of view, the Mazda 3 may be second to Focus.

Unfortunately it fails to a fine level of refinement and simultaneously, while Focus and succeed.

This is one of the biggest of 2003. It is not a bad car actually. It just to match its Japanese name — which means according to Mazda.

The above report was last on 17 Dec 2003. All Rights Reserved.

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