Search Used Mazda 3 Cars for Sale

First released in 2003, the Mazda 3 was an instant hit, particularly amongst those looking for a compact, family saloon. Available in two styles, buyers can still pick up the first incarnation of the Mazda 3 as either a four-door coupe or a five-door hatchback, in addition to the performance-based Mazda 3 MPS.

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  • 48 Monthly Payments £170
  • Total Price £9,950
  • Customer Deposit £1,000
  • Amount of Credit £8,950
  • Apr 9.9%
  • Term 48 months
  • Total Amount Payable £12,339
  • Fixed Rate of Interest 9.45%
  • Annual Mileage 8,000
  • Optional Final Payment £333

Generations of the Mazda 3

Following its widespread popularity, the Mazda 3 was given a makeover prior to releasing the second-generation design in 2009. A sportier exterior gave the Mazda 3 a facelift, while the addition of rain-sensing wipers, bi-xenon headlights and dual-zone automatic climate control enhanced the interior on Grand Touring trim models too.

Later second-gen models also featured Mazda’s SkyActiv technology, so be sure to look out for second-gen Mazda 3 models manufactured post-2012 when you’re searching for used Mazda cars. A direct-injection engine, 6-speed transmission and more rigid body are just some of the benefits associated with SkyActiv technology, so there is a distinct difference between pre and post-2012 second-generation models.

It was, of course, the third-generation Mazda 3 that included the latest SkyActiv technology as standard. With three options available, you can opt for a 1.5 or 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 2.2-litre diesel if you’re looking for extra power.

The latest Mazda 3 was released in 2019 and turned the model in the fastest-selling car, which highlights just how popular the Mazda 3 is. Despite its relatively recent release date, you’ll find plenty of fourth-generation used Mazda 3 vehicles on sale. Typically with low mileage and minimal usage, this can be a great way to secure a bargain on an almost-new vehicle.

Buying a Used Mazda 3

When you’re buying any vehicle, you’ll want to do your research and find the best car to suit your needs. With millions of used cars for sale, it’s easy to get confused when you’re searching for your perfect purchase. To make things easier, take a look at your options when you decide to buy a used Mazda 3:

If you’re looking for a first-gen used Mazda 3, you’ll be able to choose from S, TS, TS2 and Sport models, as well as the 2.3 litre Mazda 3 MPS. With engine sizes ranging from 1.4 to 2.3 litre across the models, there is an ideal option for every driver.

When it comes to the second-gen used Mazda 3, you can choose from engine sizes ranging from 1.6 to 2.3 litres, although the 2.0 litre DISI engine also features a start-stop system which may appeal to some buyers. Available in i and s versions, be sure to look out for the Grand Touring trim is you’d like a luxury interior.

If you’re shopping for a 2013-2018 used Mazda 3, you’ll be looking for a third-gen model. Versions include the G100, G120, G120 AT, G165, CD150 and CD150 AT, with engine sizes going from 1.4 to 2.2 litre.

For buyers who have been swayed by the enhanced design and superior styling of the latest Mazda 3, look out for the numerous trim options available. Both the hatchback and saloon are available in the following models: SE-L, Sport, Sport Lux, SE-L Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech, but you can also find the 100th Anniversary Edition available as a hatchback.

Standard fourth-gen features include electric mirrors, alloy wheels, traction control, and sat-nav, while trim upgrades allow you to choose extras, like leather seats, lumbar support, parking sensors and heated seats.

Buy Used Mazda Cars with Motor Match

If you’ve already fallen in love with the design and performance of the Mazda 3, you’ll be eager to start looking for used cars for sale. Before you begin your hunt, however, it’s important to do your research and buy a used Mazda from a reputable retailer.

At Motor Match, we have an extensive range of used cars for sale, including a variety of Mazda 3 models. All the vehicles we sell come with the remainder of their manufacturer warranty and service plans are always available, so you can be confident that your used Mazda 3 will be in tip-top condition.

What’s more – we have financing plans available too, so you can spread the cost of your purchase and start enjoying your new motor straight away.

Whether you’ve already decided on the model and trim you’re after or you want to try out a variety of options, visit our showrooms to find your used Mazda 3 now. Alternatively, contact our team to find out more.

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