2006 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 66 reviews

  • 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:4.4 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:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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" 29 reviews
"fuel economy" 25 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"legroom" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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xnofearx writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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5

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Everything

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Slightly limited rear leg room but not too bad.

xnofearx
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Excellent Commuter — I've had this car for several years needing only minor maintenance. In my experience it has been one of the best cars that I've owned. The cost of repairs is very inexpensive the fuel economy is excellent at around 35MPG.

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06mzda3 writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Hatchback Review
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4

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fun to drive, peppy, handles great

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hard to think of anything

06mzda3
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Great — The Mazda 3s Hatch is very reliable, and very functional I always felt safe on the road in the Mazda 3s. If anything I would have liked more MPG. But , with a 2.3 L...30 mpg overall is not too bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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samson_rml writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
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5

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Styling, fuel economy, handling, performance.

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leg room in the rear (especially if your tall)

samson_rml
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Mazda 3 Gets 2 Thumbs Up — I'm 6'2 and can surprisingly fit in this car. It's fun and sporty, and very stylish. This car is easily upgradable for different modifictions. Automatic shift-tronic makes it fun to drive, and can really flow through traffic. This is the first small car I've ever owned and loved....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maximus_Aurelius writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring Review
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Quick, roomy, good looks, reliable, fun.

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Only slightly above average fuel economy at best.

Maximus_Aurelius
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Find A Bargain On One And You Won't Look Back. — I see these cars everywhere these days and for good reason. Zoom-zoom-zoom is right on in terms of performance. I have the 2.3 liter engine with a manual transmission and wide low-profile tires; it corners flat and hard, with lots of pickup, and an overall great driving experience. However, while not a gas guzzler, the Mazda 3 does not fare quiet as well as some of its Japanese competition in terms of fuel economy. Expect only 20-24 mpg in heavy city driving or if you generally don't have a light touch on the accelerator. While I have squeezed up to 34 mpg on the highway, this is not typical everyday mileage. The Mazda 3 does not have a timing belt and it's maintenance costs have been pretty low so far, although I am coming up on a 75k mile tuneup so we'll see. This car is popular with both men and women, which attests to its ease of operation, stylish looks, low maintenance requirements, and overall good performance. If you can find a good price on one, snap it up and you won't look back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gabriella writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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Its a manual trans and fun to drive and awesome gas mileage

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Ya....the struts and the cv axles dont hold up in the car. already had to replace everything on the right side.

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If You Dont Get In Accidents With This Car Or Drive Like A Jerk....this Car Is Awesome! — I honestly think my car is junk. Everyone else thinks its a good car cuz its only 4 years old but it needs a lot of repairs done to it cuz i have been neglecting her. She has over 50,000 miles on her cuz i drive ALOT! But i love to drive her cuz she is manual and pretty quick. Looking to do some repairs along with adding some horsepower by putting on a cold air intake when the weather breaks....super excited. Kinda glad she needs some work done cuz it gives me something to do! By the way...her name is Lola, thats why i refer to her as "she".

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Trina writes:
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easy on gas and a sporty little car

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factory speakers suck

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This Car Is Really Fun To Drive — this car is a great little car handles well. i only have this car 10 months but all that was needed since i bought her is a couple of oil changes. both interior is neat looking and exterior is ver nice as well although i think spoilers should be on every car. This car is a standard so gas milage is great i get 700km on a full tank This car is very fun to drive the only complaint is the radio is not loud enough..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chana writes:
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design  ,handling

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higher cost for maintenance

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Good One — I love the design of mazda3 beautiful stylish and unique , It's fun to drive. good handling and accurate" build quality is fine.. but more fuel consumption compare with rivals.. a bit higher cost foe maintenance... but i luv it and i think i selected the right one

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Davis writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Review
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Zoom Zoom FTD = Fun to Drive

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The noises it has everywhere

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Mazda3 Rev.. — Its quick responsive, the handling is exceptional, too bad its a 1.6L instead of a 2.0L, cheap for the details it has included, although a lot of rattles, but the quality of the materials seems good. The car has a sporty yet traditional look. Maintenance is a bit high, but its affordable and the gas mileage is above average. Sure is a fun to drive car.

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Trevor writes:
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fun to drive

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nothing

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Best In Class — Peppy fun to drive and fuel efficient great appearance and great selection of aftermarket equipment available great braking cannot say enought about this great little car, wish it were new again or that we had the mazda 3 speed..... turbo

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nik writes:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Hatchback Review
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reliability

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accelaration

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Reliability — it has fantastic brakes. no repair needed at all. comfort trip the most beautiful interior of the category. the car is fun to drive. the cost of ownership is low if you consider that the mean of consumption is 8lt/100km and maintenance cost about 100 euros every 15000km

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2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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