2004 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 25 reviews
"power" 25 reviews
"handling" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 22 reviews
"style" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"in snow" 3 reviews

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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Reliable, Torque-ey, Fun to drive, & Looks good

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Only 20-22 MPG City; Upholstery Sucks

TommyBlazeHD
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Great 1st Car — This car we bought used at a cheep price at a Mazda Dealership in Vancouver, WA. It was mechanically and cosmetically sound! We did have to eventually put real tires, & brakes on it soon after purchase. But hey, we got it cheap! Super reliable since we bought it. Mazda knows how to build an engine!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bought it for under £5000 on 54 plate with less then 55000 miles on with full service...

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the door mirrors dont come in electric u have to push them in ...

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Fantastic Car For The Money — great car ,well built not boring inside ,looks sporty handles great,and it costs about £60 pound to fill up but can get about 450 miles on full tank which i think is not bad for a 2ltr engine...good boot space with many extras including rain sensor wipers and night sensor headlights ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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everything

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back seat leg room

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Good Car — good car, has nice acceleration for a 4 cyl. good handleing corners very well the sound system is very good also 6 disc in dash with factory equalizer and amp it is a family car but yet it is sporty

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Looks

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A/C can't keep car cool!

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Stay Away — Car could not get cool. bought the car so that I had a family car but the A/C sucked. Had to go through Lemon Law. If the air worked I would have enjoyed this car. Buy something else and save yourself some grief.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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Handling and Zoom-Zoom!!

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Not the easiest or cheapest to work on. Serious mods hard to come by.

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I Love My Virgin1. Still Wish For My Old Honda Though. Inga Was A Great Car. — Love the interior/exterior appearance of the car. She handles well now with the upgrades and realignment. Could use a bit more power... not as much as the MS3 has, but somewhere in the 200hp range would be great. Short of a few repairs and a list of elective mods, she's been pretty cheap to own and operate. ZOOM-ZOOM!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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its a fast stock car

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parts are not so easy to get

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It Handles Corners Pretty Good Assuming You Know How To Drive, And It Has A Manual Overdrive In It. — The fact that it has a 4 speed auto with a manual override makes it a high proformance car. not to mention the fuel mileage is amazing with the little 2.0 Mitsubishi motor.parts are hard to find though and you have to order them in that is about the only bad thing about it. It corners very nicely for a stock car and it has some get up and go power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great car to drive feels good

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ground clearence need attention

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Mazda Axela 2004 Manual 1.5cc — Mazda Axela 2004 manual 1500cc is the spec of this car! Performance very good acceleration,very good on fuel and feels very sporty. cons:- need more ground clearance ,leg room,suspension too stiff overall fun to drive and do loads of mods economical comfortable.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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great on gas, and also accelration is crazy good.

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hard to find body kits, not too many performance parts,

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Zoom-zoom Mazda 3 Sp23 Hb — So this is a 2004 sp23 (sport package 2.3) hatchback, a very kick ass car, most would think mazda pffft nothing much...wrong! but this sport package is ripping the asphalt from beneath your tires, looks can be deceiving, haha who knew?

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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gas mileage, fun to drive, practical.

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It doesn't ride as smoothly as my Buick.

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I Love It. — It's definitely got a lot of pep for a little 4 cylinder. It corners great too. Plus I have a really good warranty, so it's not costly yet. Also, it's very fun to drive. Very spunky. =) And I've named my little car too. She's my little kitten.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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rain sensing wipers, auto headlights, reliability, looks, high end interior

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Too much road noise, lack of heated seats in 'i' model.

ahjaz
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Best Value For The Money! — Excellent Car!, has 160K (KM), trouble free. Still get the looks. Just changing oil, brakes, tires, air filter, oil filter (typical maintenance). Drives a lot like a German car, tight, precise steering, lots of low end grunt. Road noise can be a little excessive.

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