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2012 (12) Mazda 31.6d [115] TS 5dr

Stirling Volkswagen

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerDigital clock
Digital exterior temperature gaugeElectric hydraulic power assisted steering
Gear selection indicatorMulti function display
Remote fuel cap releaseTachometer
Trip computerWater temperature gauge

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Single play CD/radio with MP3 compatability 

Exterior Features

2 speed rear wiper3 speed front intermittent wipe and electric wash
Body colour door handlesBody colour roof spoiler
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows
Electric heated rear glass windowElectric operated/heated door mirrors
Roof aerialTinted glass
Wide angle drivers door mirror 

Interior Features

5 headrests60/40 split rear seat back
Active head restraintsAuto climate control
Auxilliary 12V power socketCigar lighter
Cloth upholsteryCupholders - 2 in rear centre armrest
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver's seat height adjustment
Driver's vanity mirror with cover/ticket holderFront centre console with storage box with tray, lid + 2 cupholders
Front door pocketsFront grab handles
Illuminated ashtrayIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInstrument panel light dimmer
Isofix child seat attachmentLeather gearknob
Leather wrapped steering wheelLuggage compartment lighting
Passenger seat back pocketPassenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Pollen filterRear centre armrest
Rear grab handles with coathooksSilver interior door handles
Steering wheel audio controlsTilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Welcome mode lighting 

Safety

3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR
ABS+Electronic Brake force DistributionActive Traction Control (TRC)
Driver and passenger airbagsEmergency brake assist
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront side airbags
Seatbelt reminder front and rear 

Security

Deadlocking systemImmobiliser
Remote central door lockingThatcham Cat.1 alarm

Technical

Diesel particulate filterDynamic stability control

Wheels

15" alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.315CO2 (g/km)115
HC+NOx0.175Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.148Particles0.0009
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1560Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)65.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)54.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin Descriptiond [115]Coin SeriesTS
Insurance Group 15Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %51NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT199
Engine Torque - MKG27.5Engine Torque - NM270
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed115

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front195/65 R15Tyre Size Rear195/65 R15
Tyre Size SpareSPACESAVERWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1470Length4490
Wheelbase2640Width1755

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1830
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)340Max. Loading Weight432
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600Minimum Kerbweight1398
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mazda 3

By Andy Enright

Introduction

The first generation Mazda3 was a cruelly underappreciated thing. With much the same talented underpinnings as the Ford Focus, it should have been a sales winner but it never really took off. The second generation car, launched in 2009, featured bolder styling and better interior quality but again sales were surprisingly modest. Still, a talented car that doesn't catch the public's imagination is a perfect recipe for a used car bargain and that's exactly what the tidy Mazda hatch serves up.

History

We are anything but a nation that rewards cars on merit. Look at some of the cars we've propelled to the top of the sales charts down the years to realise this. While the frankly brilliant Ford Fiesta was being spanked by the underwhelming Peugeot 206 in the sales charts, Mazda was having a distinctly tough time convincing punters to part with their hard earned cash for its excellent Mazda3 hatch. The first generation car, which campaigned between 2003 and 2009 was a solid thing that drove better than most of its rivals and now makes a great used buy. What it never had was any great styling panache. It looked like an identikit Japanese hatchback. 2009 saw the launch of a second generation Mazda3. With far more expressive styling it again provoked apathy from the British public. The top brass in Hiroshima must have wondered what it needed to do to get this strange island race to buy its cars. The 2010 Tamura special edition didn't do much to kick start sales. Here was a keenly priced, good looking car that was sharp to drive and which had figured out the lowered emissions and improved fuel economy was the big sales trigger long before many of its rivals and it has, relatively speaking, tanked. Logic? Your guess is as good as mine.

What to Look For

The Mazda3 has proven one of the UK's most reliable small cars and not a whole lot goes wrong. The stereo system can fail to recognise MP3 files on occasion and the 2.0-litre diesel engine diesel particulate filter can fail to regenerate itself. The MPS model is very susceptible to misaligned suspension so check for uneven tyre wear. Other than that, the Mazda3 is a dependable partner.

Replacement Parts

(Estimated prices, based on a Mazda3 1.6S). Consumables are quite reasonably priced. An air filter is around £14 and a fuel filter retails at round £24. An oil filter is £6, spark plugs are about £3 and a timing belt is around £40.

On the Road

Mazda has been a little guarded in the past over the mechanical similarity its products bear to Ford ones but the links are obvious in the engine bay. Mainstream buyers are presented with three diesel engine options and three petrols. The oil-burners kick off with the 1.6 MZ-CD unit which develops 113bhp. With 270Nm from just 1,750rpm, it's a capable option. More satisfying will be either of the 2.2-litre MZR-CD diesels, versions of an engine that also powers the Ford Mondeo. The units produce 148bhp and 183bhp respectively with the latter offering up its 400Nm maximum torque all the way from 1,800 to 4,000rpm.Aside from these diesels, there are 1.6-litre 103bhp and 2.0-litre 148bhp petrol options with the more powerful unit available in i-stop form with stop/start technology. That just leaves the 256bhp 2.3-litre turbo unit in the MPS hot hatch. The Mazda rides on a sophisticated chassis with MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link arrangement at the rear. It's a configuration the car shares with the sharpest handling models in the family hatchback class. Mazda has also paid great attention to the 3's chassis rigidity and electro-hydraulic power steering in pursuit of a sporty driving experience.

Overall

The Mazda3 is a car that still feels bang up to date and is just that little bit different to the normal welter of Focuses, Meganes and Astras. Low mileage used examples represent one of the sharpest family hatch buys around at the moment, so get in quick before the word gets out.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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