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2006 Mazda MAZDA3

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 31/Comb 26 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 1236 Ratings for the 2004 - 2009 models.

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

One of the best cars I have owned

By on Monday, May 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fast, fun to drive, great handling, reliable"

Cons: "Can't think of any"

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

Taken 2015. It's 8 Years old.

"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."

Taken 2015. It's 8 Years old.

A pleasure to drive!

By on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,544

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: "Very comfortable, practical, easry handling car."

Cons: "None."

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

"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."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great running vehicle 1 owner love the car

By on Saturday, May 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,800

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great car for 9 years"

Cons: "rusting / mufler tail pipe off, engine runs great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"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."

1 person out of 7 found this review helpful

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."

9 people out of 9 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."

11 people out of 22 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."

18 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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