2005 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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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PROS
"ride" 32 reviews
"handling" 22 reviews
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"price" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"noise" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"fwd" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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economy of a small car, room of a larger car, drives like a sports car!

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172k and none noted yet!

jccars
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Fantastic Little Ride — Love the look, love the handling, parts are cheap and repairs are easy! I have over 172 thousand miles on it now and it still looks and drives like new. Only minor up keep with breaks and tires, replaced the battery - always ready to go - long trips are a breeze!

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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Great handling, lots of pep for a 4 cylinder.  Lots of fun to drive.  Roomy for 2 people.  Good performance overall.  Longest battery life ever (8yrs!!).  Nice to look at.  

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Smaller backseat makes for uncomfortable travelling for anyone back there for an extended period of time.  17" rims/tires makes for horrible handling in ice/snowy weather, and you're screwed if you add any amount of incline to that kind of weather.  Expensive to replace tires.  Fuel economy average, but not as great as one would expect for this small of a car.  

saskie22
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Sporty, Zippy And Fun To Drive! — I fell in love with the Mazda 3 in 2004, but didn't purchase until 2005. The interior was sleek and stylish, and didn't look "cheap" like similar models (ie: Pontiac Vibe) did. When driving, you really felt you could show off the handling of this car. The build felt very solid, as you didn't hear much exterior noise. It was a little disappointing that the mileage wasn't as great as I expected, but it made up for that in the "fun" category for me. I always said that I would buy another one of these cars, however, given that Hubs & I are expecting, I'm going to look at larger Mazdas to cram a kiddo in the back seat now. Will miss this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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reliable

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crack in windshield

Julsm
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Reliable, Nice Looking, Gas Saver — It is very clean inside and loaded with features! The steering wheel has radio control buttons and cruise buttons on it. Rides smooth and fun to drive. It is a great gas saver and looks very nice on the outside, especially with tinted windows!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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good on gas, great price point,

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compact car, not sutibale for fuller sized man. has to usually be fixed at mazda dealerships only..which can be expensive compared to mom and pop auto repairs

forevernatalyn
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Red Mazda 3 Review — i own a mazda 3 and it is a great car for students or commuting..it's easy on gas and fun to drive...i enjoy the stereo sound that came with it also it is cloth seating so it doesnt get hot during summer days. overall pretty nice car.

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The handling is excellent for a FWD car.

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Mazda paint isn't the most durable...chips turn into rust quickly, so keep on top of your 3!

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I Like It A Lot. — The most fun car you can get in this price range. Quick, great handling, decent size, and great reliability are coming your way...straight from Japan. I liked it so much that my wife bought one as well. Only major misses is the paint is not very durable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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buy a Mazda.. you wont be let down !!

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the seats are not very comfortable

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Mazda Love — my Mazda 3 is a great car and was worth every penny. it has surprisingly good performance and the quality of the car is awesome, i have not had the car very long, but the 5000 kms ive put on the car already have been great. i love the look of the car, i would like to lower it and change a few things to make the appearance better. over all i think if your buying a new car for a good price, a mazda is the way to go.

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

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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Handling and looks

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mileage and random problems that pop up

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Great Car If U Have Money To Put In It — Amazing looking car, these tend to rust and this one is no acception but overall a good car. Handles like a go-kart, begs to be mod'ed but is fun even without it. Be prepared to spend some money on maintenance if you want to keep it nice and keep up with the rust!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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the 5-speed version is a bit sporty

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FWD sucks!!

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Good Car For City Life, But That's About It. — Its FWD and I prefer RWD, the 5-speed is fun to drive, the 4 cylinder engine is sporty but has zero low-end power, and the thing that I hate the most on mine is that you can't turn the traction control off.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special Edition Review
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Really FUN to drive.

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nothing

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Great Fun/sport Thing. — After some mods in suspension, intake, exhaust, computer programing, advanced timing mod, coolant bypass, throttle ground, engine ground, and on time maintenance, the car has been proven that have a great potential and no flaws driving it daily and on track some weekends a month.

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

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special Edition Hatchback Review
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the color, aspect, design and performance

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max speed, interior appaearence sheap

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Aerodinamic Kit — performance- bad acceleration regular braking- good handling Buld Quality- has no needed repais, parts are very cheap and easy to find Appearence- amaizing exterior styling, very sport and agresive appearence- cheap interior partes details very simple and boring. Cost of Ownership- low fun Factor- very fun to drive- amaizing

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

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2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Great Car For The Money Probably Nothing Better By woody77black

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Woohoo! By mazdaamanda

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

All Around Great Car By Jdays

Love the look of the car. Sporty. It performs that way as well. Super fun to drive. It's nimble and responsive in traffic. Easy to park, has held up really well with my two sons. The leather is nice ... Read More

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