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Title: Model differences question
Post by: Stuno1 on January 25, 2020, 08:21:26 PM
I’m looking at a mazda 3 again for a family car. It will be 2016/2017. I am trying to understand the difference in spec between the below:
- SKYACTIV-G Sport Nav Auto
- 2.0 Sport Nav 5Dr Auto

The first seems to be a better spec but I am not sure as the info seems hard to find. Also, do mazda offer a mazda extended warranty?

Stu
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Willpower on January 25, 2020, 08:36:44 PM
Hi Stu.  Long time no see. Hope you are keeping well.  Not sure on the spec differences, but I can confirm that Mazda do offer a extended warranty. 
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Stuno1 on January 25, 2020, 08:51:59 PM
Hi Stu.  Long time no see. Hope you are keeping well.  Not sure on the spec differences, but I can confirm that Mazda do offer a extended warranty.

Blimey! Hi chap. I am thanks. Life has moved on somewhat and i now have a 6 year old daughter and house and some real responsibilities  ;D

How are you keeping?

Stu
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Engineer Andy on January 25, 2020, 09:05:28 PM
I’m looking at a mazda 3 again for a family car. It will be 2016/2017. I am trying to understand the difference in spec between the below:
- SKYACTIV-G Sport Nav Auto
- 2.0 Sport Nav 5Dr Auto

The first seems to be a better spec but I am not sure as the info seems hard to find. Also, do mazda offer a mazda extended warranty?

Stu

No difference in spec as far as I know up until October 2017 - same SA-G engine.  The gen-3 car only was updated from Oct 2017 - the most obious differences then being the front fog lamp cluster, centre arm rest (including changing from a traditional handbrake to an electronic one) mods and a few other minor trim changes.  The main actual dynamic change was the introduction of the 'G-Vectoring' system.

See Honest John's website page for more.  https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mazda/3-2014/history/
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Stuno1 on January 25, 2020, 09:47:14 PM
I’m looking at a mazda 3 again for a family car. It will be 2016/2017. I am trying to understand the difference in spec between the below:
- SKYACTIV-G Sport Nav Auto
- 2.0 Sport Nav 5Dr Auto

The first seems to be a better spec but I am not sure as the info seems hard to find. Also, do mazda offer a mazda extended warranty?

Stu

No difference in spec as far as I know up until October 2017 - same SA-G engine.  The gen-3 car only was updated from Oct 2017 - the most obious differences then being the front fog lamp cluster, centre arm rest (including changing from a traditional handbrake to an electronic one) mods and a few other minor trim changes.  The main actual dynamic change was the introduction of the 'G-Vectoring' system.

See Honest John's website page for more.  https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mazda/3-2014/history/

Cheers, seems odd as the g sport seem to have bose but the sport not? Also the arm rest is different.
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Stuno1 on January 25, 2020, 10:12:17 PM
Great link. Definitely has to be 2017 g sport. The changes are fairly quite significant from previous models.
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Ed-Led on January 26, 2020, 06:31:00 PM
You can get 66 plate cars with the updated spec so worth keeping this in mind (the facelift was from Oct 2016).
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Stuno1 on January 26, 2020, 08:30:00 PM
You can get 66 plate cars with the updated spec so worth keeping this in mind (the facelift was from Oct 2016).

Ta.
Title: Re: Model differences question
Post by: Engineer Andy on January 27, 2020, 01:56:23 PM
Great link. Definitely has to be 2017 g sport. The changes are fairly quite significant from previous models.

As Ed said and confirmed on HJ's site, its Oct 2016 not 2017.  My typo (apologies) - It's for 2017 and out from the previous October.