Pros: "Fast, fun to drive, great handling, reliable"
Cons: "Can't think of any"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love this car. I added the sports exhaust and cold air injection (factory) which boosted the HP to over 300HP. Turned 110 in 10.8 seconds in the quarter mile. It gets almost 30MPG on the freeway and around 22MPG around town. It handles like a race car, after you change the tires that it comes with. The suspension is hard, but light enough for the street. I've had it for 9 years and the only maintenance problem was a thermostat. The seats are comfortable and hold you in place. The paint hasn't faded even though it's a red car. Great car."
"I have had this car for 4 years and only had the oil changed. I love the pick up, the smooth handling, comfort, stability and reliability. I love the convenience for hauling stuff to the beach, groceries, luggage or stuff from Home Depot. It is now 7 years old and I have no desire to replace it. I am 76 and owned many cars. This one is my favorite."
"This car has new struts on front and back, new front breaks, needs rear pads, interior is like new, std 5 speed, larger engine, bose system, sun roof, only major issue is the rear quarter panels are rusting and in need of repair.Car has 4 summer/4winter tires."
"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."
"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."