The highly-anticipated all-new Mazda 3 is finally here and although prices may seem steep, as both the hatchback and sedan models are fully imported, the price range between RM139k to RM160k would be a real test between what is sensible and what the heart wants.

The microscope would no doubt be on the 1.5-litre models, as most would probably opt for them so it’s going to be interesting to see how competent the engine would be as the Mazda 3 isn’t exactly light – weighing just under 1.4 tonnes.

What do you think boys and girls? Can inexplicable beauty and abject desire trump logic? Is it worth spending RM139k on a car that don’t even come with leather seats?


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.