Second Hand Mazda 3. Mazda Veilside Rx7 For Sale.
Second Hand Mazda 3
- An extra hand in some watches and clocks that moves around to indicate the seconds
- an intermediate person; used in the phrase `at second hand’; “he could learn at second hand from books”
- from a source of previously owned goods; “I prefer to buy second hand”
- hand marking seconds on a timepiece
- The Mazda3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan) is a compact car manufactured in Japan by the Mazda Motor Corporation. It was introduced for the 2004 model year, replacing the Mazda Familia (323 or Protegé in export markets).
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2012 Mazda 3 – Australia's New Car Sales Figures For September 2012:
The biggest selling passenger car in Australia, is the Mazda 3. In 2011, the Mazda 3 became the biggest selling vehicle in Australia, the first time an imported car had become the biggest selling vehicle in Australia since the 1950’s!!
The Mazda 3 range in Australia comprises of the; Neo, SP20 – SkyActive, Maxx Sport, SP25, Diesel and MPS. it’s also sold as a sedan and as a 5 door hatchback. The car pictured is a Mazda 3 SP20 – SkyActive.
The Mazda 3 was the biggest selling vehicle in Australia for the month of September and Mazda sold over 10,000 vehicles for the first time ever in Australia in a single month – it’s also the first time an import brand has sold over 10,000 sales in a single month in Australia.
Here are the sales figures for the Top 30 Selling Manufacturers in Australia for September 2012:
1. Toyota – 17,300
2. Mazda – 10,093
3. Holden – 8,955
4. Hyundai – 7,815
5. Ford – 7,764
6. Nissan – 6,228
7. Mitsubishi – 5,802
8. Volkswagen – 4,949
9. Subaru – 3,211
10. Kia – 2,744
11. Honda – 2,472
12. Suzuki – 2,318
13. Mercedes-Benz – 1,941
14. Jeep – 1,790
15. BMW – 1,630
16. Audi – 1,333
17. Great Wall – 773
18. Land Rover – 670
19. Isuzu – 591
20. Renault – 566
21. Lexus – 492
22. Volvo – 482
23. Peugeot – 436
24. Skoda – 409
25. MINI – 194
26. Chrysler – 186
27. Dodge – 185
28. Opel – 174
29. Fiat – 164
30. Citroen – 151
Total Market – 94,627
Opel sold 174 vehicles for it’s first ever month on sale in Australia, which was more than what I was expecting, considering their very small start up dealer network. Hopefully they’ll improve on this figure in the coming months.
You’ll also notice the Fiat-Chrysler Group of vehicles sales are all over the place here and are very small volumes. While Alfa Romeo failed to make the Top 30 Brands for September, Fiat sales also went backwards. Fiat-Alfa Romeo are going through a massive restructuring process in Australia that most other global markets have already seen. Chrysler is also going through the same process. The only Chrysler vehicles you can buy in Australia is the 300 sedan and Grand Voyager MPV. Dodge is about to be phased out in Australia in the next year or so and so the only Dodge badged vehicle you can buy in Australia, is the Journey MPV, which will also be sold in Australia as the Fiat Freemont MPV from April 2013. I think Australia will be the only market in the world, where the Dodge and Fiat MPV’s will sell along side of each other in the same market. Jeep on the other hand, is booming and Australia now is the second biggest market in the world for Jeep badged products outside of the North American markets. Fiat will start to bring in a flood of new products from early next year, as will Alfa Romeo.
Citroen and Peugeot are going through the same kind of restructuring in Australia, where they are now being sold under the PSA Citroen-Peugeot umbrella. Before they were separate. New models are being prepared for next year, which will also explain very small sales volumes for both brands in Australia. Next year will be an interesting one to watch.
Renault is also booming, selling more vehicles than it ever has before. Skoda too is doing well, but I think Volkswagen would like to see it doing better.
The Australian new car market is on track to sell a record number of vehicles this year of 1.1 million units! Not bad for a country that only has a population of 23 million people!
1993 Limited Edition Mazda Miata… "Max" (03)
I made it to Oakland, where my friend picked me up and took me to her house in Moraga. We spent the weekend driving the car around town. She was teaching me how to drive a stick while going back and forth between Best Buy and Circuit City so that I could get the best Sirius system installed into the car. It wasn’t good enough that I was doing all this for my brother; but, he informed me that I was not allowed home unless the car is equipped with satellite radio.
By the time the weekend was over and the time had come to start driving home. Although I was able to drive a stick with some level of competence, I was still a bit shakey, and so driving through San Francisco was probably not the best option. I got stuck on Powell Street with a trolley car on my tail. I thought that burning smell was the brake because I didn’t release the parking brake quick enough. As it turns out, it was the clutch; however, it didn’t give out until I spent the day driving up the California coast. I had so much fun getting towed all the way back to Moraga and I could not wait to get home so I could hand the keys over to my brother and go back to driving my Neon, an Automatic.
The car was ready to go by 3pm the next day and I tried for a second time to leave. By the time I arrived home, I was so in love with driving a stick that I didn’t want to go back to driving an Automatic.
I didn’t know I wanted a Miata so much; I just knew that I wanted a cute little 2 seater, and I was thinking maybe I’d look for my own CRX. My brother, however, thought it would be very wrong to have two of the same car, so he wouldn’t let me get one. I came across a picture of this Miata with the red interior and the next thing I know, I’m flying down to Tampa, Florida in the middle of the night with a pocket full of money to buy a car that was 4x the price of what I wanted to spend.
Mazda made only 1500 of this Miata. Mine used to belong to the Ambassador of South Africa. Carfax verified that Max was registered as a diplomatic vehicle in Washington, D.C.
Max, as I’ve named him, was stored in the winter by his first owner. His second owner bought him for his collection and was only driven to special events. I’m his third owner and he comes to me with only 73,000 miles on the odometer.