2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Overview

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Avg. Price: $5,739
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Avg. Price: $6,161
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Avg. Price: $6,618

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4.55 stars

Based on 61 reviews

A Very Stylish And Fun Car To Drive ! by Joseph
 — This car has a 2.3 L 4 cylinder that kicks butt! I owned a toyota celica before this that had about 30 more horse power and this still accelerates better. I always thought those Zoom-Zoom-Zoom comerci... Read More
Zoom Zoom Zoom by alvega
 — I think this car has almost all good features than bad ones. It is what it is but does it better than it's rivals. Performance is great, really fun car to drive (specially with manual transmission), i... Read More
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 — I loved my Mazda 3 before I left Hawaii and had to sell it.I was going to turn it into a race car.It had a Aerospeed Carbon Fiber Wing and Exhaust,I really could not afford to do to much to it at the ... Read More

2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Overview

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3

Available as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback, the new MAZDA3 was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the Protege. Designed for ZOOM-ZOOM driving, the sleek, sporty MAZDA3 was available in three trim packages equipped with engines that were both powerful and fuel efficient.

The entry-level MAZDA3i Sedan was powered by a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine. It came with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, which was standard. A four-speed automatic was optional. While powered features such as windows and door locks were lacking, the i Sedan did come with air conditioning, dual airbags, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a lighted entry system, and a CD player. Not luxurious, but not too shabby, either.

Step up a notch to the four-door MAZDA3s Sedan or the five-door s Wagon (hatchback), and you get a more powerful 160-horsepower, 2.3-liter four cyclinder engine, with the same standard manual transmission or optional automatic. Standard features were bumped up a notch also, and included the aforementioned power windows and power door locks, plus power outside mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, sport seats, alloy wheels, and cruise control.

Generally, the MAZDA3 received high marks from drivers, who liked not only the car's sporty handling and peppy engines but also its relatively inexpensive cost. Both around town and on the highway, most drivers liked the MAZDA3's smooth ride, though some thought the suspension was a bit too stiff. Others noted problems with some interior appointments and a less-than-powerful air conditioner.

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