2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Overview


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Mazda3s Hatchback by Levi
 — test drove just about every car in its class (Civic, Corolla, etc..) and loved this one more than any other. Better handling, more responsive throttle, and smother ride update (11-6-11) i bought ... Read More
Zoom Zoom by Nathan
 — I love this car. It's pretty fast, but I haven't been anwhere to be able to see just how fast... It handles great. Which it should, seeing as how it's a little four banger. It gets farily good gas mil... Read More
Guppie's Mazda3 by Dave
 — I picked up the Mazda3 after coming from a WRX and a Protege primarily as a commuter (around 40kms each way). So far, it's been a fantastic car. Performance is pretty good for a 4cyl - really likes ... Read More

2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Overview

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3

A year after its introduction, the MAZDA3 saw few changes for the 2005 model year, with the exception of the addition of a couple of new trim packages. The entry-level version was the MAZDA3i Sedan, which was powered by a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine. It came standard with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, while a four-speed automatic was optional. Features included air conditioning, dual airbags, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a lighted entry system, and a CD player.

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. Features included power windows, power door locks, power outside mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, sport seats, alloy wheels, and cruise control.

The two new trim packages were the SP23, available as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. Both were powered by the 160-horsepower four-cylinder engine, and came with premium features, including leather seats, special instrumentation, 17-inch wheels and a Bose audio system.

Overall, drivers gave positive marks to the MAZDA3, not only for its power and handling but also for its value. While the interior design was perhaps a bit spare, drivers appreciated the generous list of features that made the MAZDA3 a good buy for the money.


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Antenna Mast Problems

My original antenna broke and I stupidly replaced it with an antenna that didn't fit. It was stupid, stupid. Anyway this one had an extender and then a mast. The extender went into the roof piece, the...

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