Thursday 1st November 2012
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If you have ever owned a Mazda3 and had to purchase any replacement parts then we would like to hear about the experience and how these parts performed. Please leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mazda3 Overview

The Mazda3 is classed as a small family car and is produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Mazda Motor Corporation. This vehicle was introduced in 2003 as a replacement for the Mazda 323. This car is available as a hatchback or a sedan and is a front wheel drive car. These cars are well designed and look pretty stylish. They have some of the best safety features of this class; they are reliable and good fun to drive. There is not much space in the rear but they handle very well and are definitely worth considering if you are after a small family car. Does this sound like your experience of the Mazda3?

Mazda3 History

The first generation (2003-09) of this car was an instant success and received praise from the press for its design and performance. Some critics felt it performed more like a sports car and it has the looks to match. It is built on the same Ford platform as the Ford Focus and received a cosmetic makeover in 2008 to some exterior and interior parts such as bumpers and materials used in the interior. The second generation (2009-present) had a redesign to suit Mazda’s design philosophy of the time. It gave the car a very modern appearance and made the car slightly larger than its predecessor but using the same Ford platform. This version uses Mazda’s i-stop technology which greatly improves fuel efficiency on the vehicle. This is the current version on the market.


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Fuel Economy

The Mazda3 has the following engines available for their European models: 1.4, 1.6, 2.0 and 2.3L petrol and 1.6, 2.0 and 2.2L diesel engines. The most economical of the available engines is the 1.6L diesel which offers up to 65mpg which is really good. Which engine do you have and how does it perform in terms of fuel economy? The age, fuel type and engine size will help determine the fuel economy of the vehicle.


The Mazda3 is available as 5 and 6 speed manual and 5 and 6 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have on your Mazda3 and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Mazda gearbox parts where you can search for your Mazda3 gearbox related parts.


Mazda3 parts can be found at Breakeryard at some of the best prices around. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at very competitive prices. You can visit the Mazda3 parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact part you need for your vehicle.