The Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 Nav has seen a growth in demand from fleets which can be attributed to its low emissions and fuel economy.
Amongst this car’s plus points, I have to say that the Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 Nav is home to one of my favourite engines of this class, with low maintenance cost and impressive CO2 output. In the same way as it appeals to the economic side of my nature, so too does it seem more likely to appeal to business and company drivers.
A very reasonable fuel economy makes the Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 Nav stand out during this period of fuel increases, which look set to become more challenging.
On one hand this vehicle is very comfortable and easy to handle on the road and on the other hand the Mazda3 1.6D TS2 Nav is so loaded with features that what it tempts me to do is to enjoy changing the gears and controlling the wheel. At the same time when driving this car there is a complete sense of safety while you are on the road.
Some of its additional features include; heated windscreens, satellite navigation, rear parking sensors, windscreen wipers and automatic lights which makes it a very good car to drive. Yet even though it boasts many impressive features while offering great value for money in hatchback categories, I still have some minor complaints.
So what are the down points about this car, which was launched in May 2010? The prices start from £13,930 on-the-road for the 1.6 S.
Well maybe you may consider this next point to be subjective or picky, but in my opinion the sat nav is not one of its best features. The display used in the satellite navigation system is very small and it could easily go unnoticed except for the woman’s voice who frequently repeats instructions during the long journeys.
Another gripe I have is that the compartment of the Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 Nav that is behind the handbrake where you can place your MP3 player device is spacious enough, however, the connection cable is very hard to reach to.
My sensible, practical side says that these are just some minor issues but the vehicle’s overall package is very appealing and encouraging from Mazda. The car is comfortable to drive around, handles well and looks great.
My critical side feels that the Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 Nav it requires some refinement. Around the town there is some clatter with this car which does not appeal. Lastly the petrol equivalent is a good bit cheaper so you need to see the green advantages for this car.
Overall the Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 Nav is a good choice for fleets and business drivers, however.
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