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Offline DEAN

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Mazda 1.6D Sport
« on: December 19, 2012, 06:54:12 PM »
Just thought I'd let you know about my experience with my new Mazda.
I have been toying for a few years about buying one of the new Mazda 3's.
I have had two previously; an '04 plate Mazda 3S and a 55 plate
Mazda 3 Sakata. My last car was a VW Passat with full leather etc.
That was a very nice place to sit, and I was worried about the difference
in perceived quality that everyone talks about. (Forget the fact that the Passat
was an unreliable piece of rubbish.....one of the reasons I looked again at Mazda)
After being allowed to crawl all over the showroom model at Colliers, I
quickly became convinced that the new Mazda 3 was every bit as good.
There have been no squeeks or rattles, even during the recent cold snap.
There are a lot of buttons, but they all seem to make sense. I rarely have to take
my eyes off the road to adjust anything, they really are in the right place.
The talk of the cabin being a dark, dingy place is really wide of the mark.
It's a great place to be, and the seats are superb and supportive.
This car drives like a dream, the gearbox and gear change are so smooth
that it really should belong on a much more expensive car.
Well done Mazda! From having one of the very first Mazda 3's, you have really
brought this car on a very long way.
I don't tend to keep my cars long (babies coming along, getting bored etc.),
but this one may stay with me a while.
Looks great in white too!
If any are worried about the negative comments from the mainstream reviewers,
don't be. This really is a very good car.
Thanks
Dean
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Re: Mazda 1.6D Sport
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 06:59:00 PM »
Thank you for your consumer review of your new car. Glad to see that you are enjoying Mazda again. Has the consumption improved since September ?
Look at life through the windscreen, not the rearview mirror.
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Re: Mazda 1.6D Sport
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 04:31:04 PM »
Hi Willpower.
Nope. Not really.....hope it will improve soon. It has only covered 2,000 miles,
so barely run in really.
Thanks
Dean
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Re: Mazda 1.6D Sport
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 09:27:57 AM »
I'm thinking of getting one of these. How do you find the power/torque?

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Re: Mazda 1.6D Sport
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 07:18:23 PM »
Hi.
Power seems fine to me. I found it a little tight for the first thousand miles,
but it has loosened up nicely. The acceleration is more than adequate for my
needs, and there is no problems at all on the motorway. 50-70 (ish) is very
impressive indeed.
I did try a 1.6 Sport petrol and that did seem slow in comparison. No offence to
anyone who has a petrol Mazda 3. I knew that I needed a diesel for commuting and that
it would be cheaper to run.
Power deliver is very smooth, not delivered in huge chunks like many diesels.
Hope this helps.
Dean
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Re: Mazda 1.6D Sport
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 09:52:30 PM »
Hi.
Power seems fine to me. I found it a little tight for the first thousand miles,
but it has loosened up nicely. The acceleration is more than adequate for my
needs, and there is no problems at all on the motorway. 50-70 (ish) is very
impressive indeed.
I did try a 1.6 Sport petrol and that did seem slow in comparison. No offence to
anyone who has a petrol Mazda 3. I knew that I needed a diesel for commuting and that
it would be cheaper to run.
Power deliver is very smooth, not delivered in huge chunks like many diesels.
Hope this helps.
Dean

Hi Dean I too have a 2012 sport diesel 1.6. I do agree 50 to 70 is a dream to use. I don't find mine easy to pull away in 1st as it has a tendency to race away I have booked this on to see if it can be solved. Must admit i have a good number of cars over the years and none have ever experienced this. Very good once you get passed this issue though. How is yours?

Tony

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Re: Mazda 1.6D Sport
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 09:52:30 PM »