2010 Mazda3 revealed

Matt2000

An Unfortunate Discovery
DONOR
Joined
Feb 17, 2006
Messages
15,209
Location
Spotted Dick, Englandshireford
Car(s)
2020 Tesla Model 3, 1990 Discovery 1 Bobtail
Why do we need a saloon version of a car that is currently sold as a hatch only? It's not like there's any demand.

More importantly, why does the Japanese version of any Mazda have to have a ridiculously spelt name that makes you think for a few seconds before pronouncing it?

I like it though.
 

JCTK

Active Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2007
Messages
186
Location
Hong Kong
Why do we need a saloon version of a car that is currently sold as a hatch only? It's not like there's any demand.

More importantly, why does the Japanese version of any Mazda have to have a ridiculously spelt name that makes you think for a few seconds before pronouncing it?

I like it though.

the Mazda 3 is currently sold as a hatch only~? please enlighten me as it always had a saloon version right from the beginning, or are you talking about something regarding a specific country~?

and why does its name in Japan bother you if you're only going to get something called Mazda 3 instead of whatever name they're using over there~? but there are many Japanese car model's name that would make you think at least twice before pronouncing it anyway, wait till you see the loooonnnnnggggggggg list of different Toyotas available there...:lol:

anyway, back to the car itself, if that bootlid is going to be so tiny anyway, shouldn't they just made it as a sports hatch (kinda like the Mazda 6), surely that had make more sense~?
the Mazda 3 sedan, yes it would have a bigger boot than the hatch, just that it's quite hard to get big pieces of stuff into there.
 

AiR

Forum Addict
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Messages
11,985
Location
Suecia
Car(s)
Bulgogi Knedliky 1.6 GDI (Hyundai i30)
The Mazda 3 sedan is very rare. Europeans buy hatchbacks.
 

Vector

Active Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2008
Messages
420
Location
Edmonton, AB
^Well that's very nice, but it is not rare over here in the colony's where it sells very well. There is still a bit of a stigma against hatchbacks here.

Anyway, I think this looks great! My girlfriend leases a Mazda 3 and might trade it in for a new one soon, so I'm glad to see that the new one is going to be quite nice :).

But lets see some interior pics!
 

thedguy

rides with Rebecca Black.. in the back
Joined
Jun 18, 2004
Messages
9,006
Location
Orange California
Car(s)
(OO=[][]=OO)
what's this stigma against sedans? Honestly don't understand why the sedan sells when the hatch is better in every way.

Edit: I meant hatches.
 
Last edited:

Ramseus

Have you been high today?
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Messages
5,605
Location
Derpronto
^ Uhh... don't you mean stigma against hatches?


I would guess that around here there balance of 3 hatches to sedans is probably 35/65. The main reason for buying a sedan over a hatch is that the hatches start at $1000 more, and of course in North America most people only care about how cheaply they can get a car. But yeah, I agree, I don't know why anyone would want a sedan over a hatch, the hatches look much better.
 

AiR

Forum Addict
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Messages
11,985
Location
Suecia
Car(s)
Bulgogi Knedliky 1.6 GDI (Hyundai i30)
Looks are subjective but practicality is not which is why sedans dont sell. Cars are expensive investments no matter which car you choose and wagons and hatches are much easier to live with.
 

thedguy

rides with Rebecca Black.. in the back
Joined
Jun 18, 2004
Messages
9,006
Location
Orange California
Car(s)
(OO=[][]=OO)
Looks are subjective but practicality is not which is why sedans dont sell. Cars are expensive investments no matter which car you choose and wagons and hatches are much easier to live with.
I love my wagon, and that's saying a lot considering it's a bleeding ford taurus... The ugliest of the designs as well. Most of my friends own a hatch or wagon for daily use, and most people I know prefer a wagon to an SUV.
 

'CruiserMan

Active Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2006
Messages
340
Location
Wollongong, Australia
Car(s)
Toyota 80 Series Landcruiser 4.2 diesel
The front actually reminds me of the RX-8 quite a lot. The back reminds me of the last-gen Mazda6 MPS, but I can't stand those tail lights. Same story on the new 6.

I used to like Mazda quite a lot, but I'm finding the new styling a bit much. The CX-7/9 is easily the worst of the lot though.
 

NecroJoe

Forum Addict
Joined
Apr 12, 2005
Messages
19,626
Location
San Francisco area, CA, USA
Car(s)
2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
In the US, only the sedan is available with the smaller 2.0 engine and cheaper "iSport" interior. Once you get into the wagon, it's only available with the 2.3 and the higher "Sport" trim level. The sedans start at $13,895 and the wagons start at $17,995. That's a $4,100 difference for the base model of each body style. Once you get into similarly spec'd vehicles, the wagon is about $500 more than the sedan.

I have to say, as far as small sedans go, it's the best looking of them all. I mean, it's competition: Kia Spectra, Nissan Versa sedan or Sentra? Gag. Honda Civic? I'm indifferent about the coupe styling, but the sedan is gawdawful. Focus? No way on that, as it would be the US Focus, which is damn ugly.
 

'CruiserMan

Active Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2006
Messages
340
Location
Wollongong, Australia
Car(s)
Toyota 80 Series Landcruiser 4.2 diesel
Sorry NJ, but you guys are getting a raw deal by the sound of it.
We get both, the whole way through the model range.

Hatch and Sedan cost the same, and we get four models; two with the 2L petrol engine, one with the 2.3 and one with a 2L diesel engine.
All available in hatch and sedan for the same price, except the MPS(MazdaSpeed) version, which is hatch only.
 

Wizegui

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 3, 2006
Messages
2,467
Location
Richmond, BC
Car(s)
'93 Toyota Tercel, '01 Swagger Wagon
In Canada, our 3s start at $14,895 (a grand more compared to our neighbours) for the sedan. Thankfully, the wagons are only marginally more expensive at $15,895 (both come with the 2.0L petrol four) which isn't too bad I reckon. The wagon does offer more style and practicality for that extra grand. For some reason, our "Sport" (hatch) model is available with the base 2.0L engine, which I find pretty good.
 
Last edited:

Dsemaj

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 3, 2006
Messages
2,956
Location
Adelaide, Australia.
Car(s)
2003 Urabus Impreza WRX, 1997 Fraud Falcs EL Wagon
Both Hatch and Sedan are sold over here, the Sedans look a bit funny, but the hatch is where it's at! I want to see the hatch before I make my final decision.

And bring on the MPS/Mazdaspeed version!
 

mclarensmps

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2006
Messages
3,600
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Car(s)
'11 KIA Forte Coupe
It looked great in those pictures... but as usual... sometimes things are too good to be true...



/facepalm
 
Top