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2004 Mazda MAZDA3

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 31/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 1233 Ratings for the 2004 - 2009 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Best small car I have owned

By on Friday, March 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great value, sharp styling, dependable"

Cons: "None!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This Mazda 3 has been the most dependable, low cost vehicle I have owned. I have averaged 34mpg back and forth to work, and nearly 40mpg on long trips. No repairs or service issues have been needed, except for routine replacement of tires, brakes and 1 battery. The body and mechanicals have remained in remarkably good condition for a car driven 11 yrs through the salt & snow of northeast Ohio."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Sunday, February 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "economical to drive, reliable, great gas milage"

Cons: "can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased my 2006 Mazda3 in April of 2011 and it is now 10 years old. This little car has been an excellent and very reliable car needing only minor maintenance and repairs."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Best care I have ever owned.

By on Tuesday, January 05, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great handling, fuel economy, reliability"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased the car used and have put about 100k miles on it, and have had very few complaints. The Mazda3 is fun to drive, fuel efficient, sporty, and still looks good at 11 years old. Reliability is above average. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely still have purchased this vehicle."

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Love my ride. Moving Internationally.

By on Sunday, November 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "An affordable, reliable and fun ride. Sporty."

Cons: "Minor Cosmetic Upgrades (optional)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Well maintained & Regular Service (Including Regular Oil Changes) New Tyres (within 6 months) Clean (Non-smoker) New Brake Pads $25/Tank (Max) - will last for at least a week (depends on how much you drive). Affordable as a new used car or first timer car owner. No Rust."

22 people out of 32 found this review helpful

Love this car

By on Thursday, October 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great value"

Cons: "clock changes and resetting radio stations"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have driven this car through heat, cold, snow, rain...Handles well in all conditions. Had to replace battery last year, and brakes this year. Other than that and the normal upkeep - oil changes, new tires etc., no problems with this car - it's a great value"

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Most Reliable, Fun, Useful, Incredibly Awesome Car

By on Sunday, September 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 195,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, cheap to maintain, great gas mileage"

Cons: "I truly have none."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

11 Years Later.

"I purchased this car brand new back in 2004 and have had it running like a champ since 2015. I have 195,000 miles on it and the only ACTUAL work I had to do on it was a new alternator ($100), a new water/heat pump ($200). Everything else was your typical service needs like brakes, struts, rotors, etc. All in all, I think I've had to put in around $500 in parts having to be replaced that just went with age. The car was incredible for everything I used it for. I've moved four times with it, drove across country, had incredibly awesome gas mileage with it. Even the times it was in an accident, I was able to drive away unscathed, even after being hit at 90 MPH on a highway from behind. The car is like the energizer bunny..it just keeps going and going. I ended up trading it recently for a JEEP 4x4 as it's what my lifestyle calls for now, and honestly...if my mazda was made for off road..I would have kept it until the wheels fell off. Trading it in was like sending your child off to college, it's extremely hard to let go knowing all the good times you had with it, but it was it's time and I spent 11 years driving one of the best cars I've ever had. Couldn't ask for anything better."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

11 Years Later.

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