Used Mazda Mazda3 Ratings

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3

    good car

    Pros: radio

    Cons: the dashboard

    good safe car

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2009 Mazda MAZDA3

    disappointed

    Pros: gas mileage

    Cons: Quality

    Less 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

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2009 Mazda MAZDA3

    worst quick pick

    Pros: the outside body

    Cons: drivers seat ergonomics

    my 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2010 Mazda MAZDA3

    IT'S AN EXTENTION OF ME

    Pros: MANUAL TRANS

    Cons: NOTHING AT THIS TIME

    BOUGHT 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2006 Mazda MAZDA3

    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!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2010 Mazda MAZDA3

    All I could ask for under 22,000

    Pros: Styling , not just the same old lines.

    Cons: availablity of 17 inch snow tires

    The 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2004 Mazda Mazda3

    Lots of problems

    Pros: It is a cute, sporty looking car

    Cons: The quality

    I had to replace the transmission at 65,000 miles and I have also had to replace multiple sensors.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years