The current Mazda3 is a very good car by all means, but while Americans can't have it with less than 155 horsepower, the European situation is slightly more depressing.
What could make a Mazda3 more delicious? Candy, for one. Also, a V8 stuffed in there for good measure. Have we mentioned that the fellows at MARC have done this before with a humble V8, rear-wheel-drive Focus, and that they're running all of these cars in the Bathurst 12 Hour this weekend? Aww yes.
An older New Zealand couple almost died after being inside their new Mazda 3 for 13 hours because they couldn't figure out how to exit the car. This was very close to being an actual tragedy, and one that could have been prevented by — and this is where you cringe — pulling the door handle.
I have a particular soft spot for the Mazda 323 GTX — it was a WRX before there was a WRX, a little late '80s turbo homologation special that did reasonably well in Group A rally. I have an even softer spot for the completely pointless Ford version.
Thanks to some good sources, TTAC is reporting that the 2015 Mazda3 will finally get the six-speed manual available with its big engine, the 184hp 2.5 liter. Nice.
When the all-new Mazda3 came out, two questions were on the minds of enthusiasts everywhere: "When do we get a Mazdaspeed version?" and "Will it finally get all-wheel drive?" Today, a new report addresses that second question with a solid "maybe."
The critically acclaimed, newly redesigned, anti-beige 2014 Mazda3 is not selling well compared to the Corolla and Civic. Mazda is a small automaker and will never touch the sales figures of Honda and Toyota. The 3's problem goes a little deeper than the standard compact competition. The problem is the very philosophy…
Things go from bad to worse when a tow truck driver managed to utterly wreck the stranded Mazda 3 it was trying to help.
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It's number time for the 2014 Mazda3! What is arguably the most exciting car in this segment can be yours starting at just $16,945, and it will get 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Why buy a hybrid over this?
Do you love the design of the 2014 Mazda3, but don't want to look like some sort of godless European by driving a hatchback? Mazda's got the car for you! Meet the 2014 Mazda3 sedan.
Mazda hasn't formally announced it yet, but the car you're looking at is almost certainly the 2014 Mazda3. It showed up in some Japanese magazine scans earlier this month, and now here it is in person, having popped up on a Russian Facebook account of all places.
What appear to be the first photos of the 2014 Mazda3 have shown up in a Japanese magazine. If these scans are accurate, the next car will have a lot less in the way of smiles — but hopefully it will still give its driver some grins.
If Jalopnik were to start handing out Parent of the Year awards, Seattleites Holly Johnson and her husband would have to be the top choices. They found the solution to distracted driving that we have LITERALLY BEEN PREACHING FOR YEARS — they bought their teenager a car with a stick shift. Huzzah!
Is this the next Mazda 3? Help us figure it out.
To join the growing club of compact cars that can touch 40 mpg in the U.S. government's highway driving tests, Mazda tweaked the 2012 Mazda3 with aero changes and a new 2-liter engine. The LOLs are still intact.