MAZDA

Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - COVER STORY -

DU­RA­TION: Life of the ve­hi­cle. Pay as you go. PRICE: Mazda3 Maxx 2.0 auto hatch, $928 over 3 years/30,000km; CX-5 2.5 auto AWD, $943. IN­CLU­SIONS: ve­hi­cle check, lubri­cants, fil­ters, plugs, labour. EX­TRA CHARGES: Brake fluid change ev­ery 2 years/40,000km WAR­RANTY: 3 years/un­lim­ited km. SER­VICE IN­TER­VALS: 12 months/10,000km. IS IT TRANS­FER­ABLE? Yes. GOOD DEAL? If you don’t drive much it’s OK but if you av­er­age 15,000km or more each year it be­comes pricey. For ex­am­ple, you can drive twice as far in a Toy­ota Corolla and spend less on ser­vic­ing than a Mazda3. You don’t get any ex­tras, ei­ther.

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