Our team of second-hand car experts have deliberated over more than 750 secondhand cars, reducing that number down to just 50 of the very best used motors on the market today. Here we announce the ultimate guide to cars that buyers simply cannot miss in the 2019 DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50. The Mazda3 (2014-on) is rated at number 45.
“The Mazda3 is one of our favourite hatchbacks, with striking looks and a talented chassis that offers excellent handling, a satisfying gearchange and agile steering. It’s available with a large 2.2-litre diesel engine that still returns 69mpg, despite lusty performance. This makes it our choice over the smaller 1.5-litre, that’s best suited to town work. Practicality isn’t quite as strong as models like the Honda Civic, but the Mazda can still accommodate four adults and has a 364-litre boot. Rarer fastback versions offer a more traditional booted four-door layout.”