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Mazda 3: A sporty feeling

The new Mazda 3.

The Mazda 3 continues to offer a sporty feel, but it’s not held back by some of the compromises that the Miata has to contend with, making it an easier all-weather car to live with.

The 184 hp output from the 2.5-liter I4 does not sound like a lot in this day and age, but it is plenty to get the Mazda 3 moving in just about any traffic condition. The six-speed automatic is quick and intuitive in practice, and didn’t linger in the higher gears too long. 

As other sporty Mazdas, the Mazda 3 offers wonderful cornering abilities, though with temperatures firmly in the single digits and plenty of ice on the roads during the test drive the Mazda 3 still stayed impressively flat in just about any type of cornering maneuver, and thankfully it did not translate into an overly harsh suspension. 

The car also has a good amount of go-kart feel, and it hides its size well. The Mazda line is available from local dealers MQI, Wildey, St.Michael.

FOOTNOTES

1 Pricing, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without notice. Prices on this page are listed in Barbados Dollars (BBD) and exclude taxes, duties and preparation expenses. Prices are valid for the period ending December 2018.

2 On the Road charges comprise of: Road Tax, Number Plates, Tint, Rust Proofing and Mats

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