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Fun to Drive
Pros: Performance, styling, heated leather seats
Cons: Gas milage would be better if I would slow down. :-)For some reason, the 2006 was a great model year for the Mazda 3s. It was well-built, affordable, and just a solid vehicle. The performance and handling makes it a great deal of fun to drive around town or basically any winding road. The ride is definately performance tuned, which means that it is a little rough at times. Also, the performance meas that the gas mileage is not what it should be. But the fun factor more than makes up for it!
Pros: handlinglove it's sporty feel, i'm going to buy a new 5
Great little wagon
Pros: Great handling.
Cons: Could use more room inside.Good looking, great handling, very reliable. Pretty good milage. What more could you ask for? Bought it because I got a great deal on it. But I learned to love it.
All I could ask for under 22,000
Pros: Styling , not just the same old lines.
Cons: availablity of 17 inch snow tiresThe power,the handling,and the fit and finish are all top notch for the price.This is the best investment I've made in years.I considered a civic,but truly believe I chose the better over all ride.
Lots of problems
Pros: It is a cute, sporty looking car
Cons: The qualityI had to replace the transmission at 65,000 miles and I have also had to replace multiple sensors.
Pros: Appearence and comfort.Good milege and ample power.
Cons: replacement key is expensive.rear blind spots.My third Mazda which is a Mazda 6.The best looking Mazda which looks new.Great value for a used vehicle and should have many years of use.Good sound system.
Performance Bang for Buck
Cons: Standard radio not great.I needed a hatchback to transport my drums but did not want to move into one of the larger SUV's. I also wanted good accel. (8 sec 0-60). The 2.5 liter MAZDA 3 gave me that without a TUrbo and the need for premium gas. As a side benefit, very stable handling and a quick, sportyo the car ( I also wanted a proper gearbox, which is available in this model). I love the styling -very distinctive. I can now tell my car apart in a dark parking lot (The car is unique, so I would think it will be a love/hate thing). The seats feel wonderful! Excellent side support and they remind me of my old Alfa. Very good interior quality.