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Cons: the dashboardgood safe car
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: QualityLess than 25k and tires need replacement, Also the Mazda3 had the following inherit problems: Overheated due to defective thermostat Loss of power steering due to defects in unit
worst quick pick
Pros: the outside body
Cons: drivers seat ergonomicsmy cadilac catera died. i needed a car fast. it was inexpensive. my drive to work one way in an hour. im average 5'10'. i hate the accelerator pedal and how close the center console causes my right leg to lay against very irritating feeling all the road vibrations. lots of road noise. stiff ride. ergonomics uncomfortable need to hunch over to hold the steering wheel after setting the seat for the pedal comfortability. the fix would be a telescope steering wheel. also slow get up and go. alway finding larger cars on my rear wanting to go.
IT'S AN EXTENTION OF ME
Pros: MANUAL TRANS
Cons: NOTHING AT THIS TIMEBOUGHT A MAZDASPEED3 WITH A MANUAL TRANS AND ITS EVERY THING I HOPED FOR. I ENJOY SHIFTING SMOOTHLY EVEN THOUGH IT IS A CHALLENGE. I HAVE CARS WITH AUTO TRANS AND THEY TAKE YOU TO A TO B, BUT ARE NOT FUN OR ENGAGING. IM 75YRS OLD AND DO NOT GO FAST BUT ENJOY DRIVING THIS CAR.
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!
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.