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What makes the Mazda 3 so popular?

Back to Back Car of the Year – What makes the Mazda 3 one of the most popular cars in Australia?

We regularly see the Mazda 3, in sedan or hatch cruising the streets and highways of Australia and over the last 11 years its popularity has continued to grow. In fact, the Mazda 3 is a regular on the top of best seller lists across the country, winning Australia’s most popular car in 2011 and 2012.

But what is it that keeps them at the top of the charts? People just can’t seem to get enough of the Mazda 3. Perhaps the answer is simple, people want a vehicle that ticks all of the important boxes and in most cases that includes being reasonably priced, looking good, running cheaply and having a reputation for reliability.

At a base specification the Mazda 3, in hatch or sedan, comes in at around $30,000+. This is certainly not the cheapest small car on the market by any means, Holden, Hyundai and more all have offerings that are much cheaper, however it rests in the mid range of vehicle pricing and represents what is available for buyers who can afford just a little bit more as they trade up from a first car.

Driving day to day, the Mazda’s small size makes it easy to drive and park whilst being cheap to run and powerful enough to carry you and four passengers down the highway with relative ease. This goes a long way to making it a fantastic choice as a vehicle that does many things well, large enough to be comfortable without being difficult to handle and good enough on fuel you don’t cringe (much) at the pump!

Couple this with Mazda’s reputation for building high quality, highly reliable cars and it is not hard to see why the Mazda three has beaten Toyota, Ford and Holden in vehicles sales in this category over several years.

By sheer numbers, this popularity also means that used Mazda 3 parts are some of the most commonly requested in our find a part system as people search for used parts as a result of normal wear and tear or accidents.

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2011 Mazda 3 used parts

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