"I am typing this from the local dealership while waiting for my 3 to have its battery charged. It completely drained only after 4 months and 2k miles of use. Vehicle handling was superlative, as was starting acceleration. Styling is superb. Other aspects of the vehicle were satisfactory. Company sales and service were adequate but unimpressive. The bottom line is that you only get slightly more than you paid for, reliability and company performance taken in account."
"This car is fantastic. For the price you pay, it is very well equipped indeed, but thats not the best of it.
The best thing about this car is that its fun to drive! Handles like a race car and is peppy enough to have some fun. If you want more, I'd recommend the Mazdaspeed3 which is a true pocket rocket!
The regular 3 is also very economical and in hatch form very practical.
Only downside I could offer is that the aircon system is a little on the weak side, but not a show stopper by any means.
Overall, love it!"
"I have had this car for about two weeks now and I love it!! It is a fast little car that is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside, especially when you fold down the back seats. I always wished i knew someone with a truck that I could haul stuff in, and now I dont need to look any further, I just throw everything in the back of my Mazda 3! However, I did just make the first warantee claim ever on the vehicle because there was some dashboard rattling going on. It has alledgedly been fixed but I will find that out today. Overall, pretty sturdy little car I would say!"
"I drove my 2007 Mazda 3 to NY from GA and it was fantastic!!! So far my car is perfect, I have only 9,000 miles on it so I will check back in another Year!!!! The extras are wonderful for a car under $20,000
$16,350 with a sunroof, touring 2.0 and an
"1st Mazda we have owned. It is fun to drive and has great brakes. Very nice style on inside and out. Good gas milage for highway 31 and been on average about 25 in the city. I have the Grand Touring S with the 2.3 and it will move out worth the one to two MPG over the 2.0 engine.
Can't go wrong for the under 20K price tag... This Zoom- Zoom is FUN.
Only Problem has been the cargo holder."
"I'M 6'8" AND MY WIFE IS 4'11" AND WE CAN BOTH FIT IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH EASE BECASUE OF THE ADJUSTABLE SEATS AND STEARING WHEEL. PLENTY OF H.P. AND FUN TO DRIVE THOUGH THE CORNERS, AND STILL GET FAILRLY GOOD GAS MILEAGE. I RECOMENDED TO A FRIEND TO BUY ONE AND THREE WEEKS LATER HE BOUGHT ONE...THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF"
"I have had my Mazda3 for 3 months and about 4000 miles. It has excellent fit and finish, the interior and exterior design are very polished and look more expensive. The engine is peppy and the manual transmission shifts smooth. The car has standard steering wheel radio controls which I love. It's feels roomy in all seats, and feels more like a larger car. My only complaint is that the drivers seat is a little narrow, I'm 6'5" and leg room is fine but the seat is a little on the small side. But that is really grabbing to find something wrong with it, it gets EXCELLENT mpg as well, usually 30 city and 36 highway. I would reccommend it to anyone, my only wish is that I had sprung for the touring model with power windows and locks, oh well it's still a great car that I plan on keeping for a long time."
"The Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan is a great little car in its price range. Styling, handling, and available options are top notch. I've had only one problem with the car, the AC/Radio display had to be replaced under warranty. Suggested improvements: Reduce road noise, provide more interior leather colors, reduce brake noise, replace cartridge oil filter with a conventional spin-on."
"I have had the car for 1.5yrs. Bought it new and love it...except for one thing. The A/C is horrible. I noticed this last summer after getting the car. It gets cool but no where near what it should and believe me it gets hot here (esp. w/a black car). I took it to the dealer and they said I needed to push some other little button and the A/C button. Ok, so I did and it still makes no difference. Then I take it back and they then tell me that there is some 'new A/C units' that are being put in the cars. I have no clue what they are talking about. A/C to me is supposed to be cold not cool. But my friend who also owns one... his A/C is very cold. Why? I have no clue."