2009 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2009 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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:4.4 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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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josh_law90 writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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4

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Easy to maintain. No engine trouble at all. Good looking. Good fuel economy. Roomy for a sedan. Large trunk.

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If you are looking for a 4 cylinder sedan, it is a great vehicle. No complaints.

josh_law90
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Great Car, No Problems Whatsoever. — Good car for commuting, even better for long distances. If you are in the market for a sedan I highly recommend this car if you like the mpg and look of the mazda3. Very reliable, little maintenance required great first car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chris writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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Sporty Look, Decent trunk size

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Harsh Ride, hard to use console controls

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2009 Mazda3 — I rented and drove a brand new 2009 Mazda3 in Calgary. Needless to say I could care less about rental cars, but for a brand new Mazda, I was very unimpressed. The ride was stiff, steering was sloppy, and the cooling system was quite loud compared to other cars in its class.

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Sadiur writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring Hatchback Review
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Practical, fun, basic luxury, and classy too for a compact.

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You can afford something bigger than a compact and more luxurious (and sportier, faster and more powerful).

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It's An Excellent Car. Worth The Money. — In terms of appearance, I find the new 2010 Mazda3 less attractive than the old 2009 Mazda3. The there too many lines on the 2010 car and the corners on the lights pertrude out too much like eyeliner on a girl. I'm not saying its bad; it's just doesn't fit my taste. In terms of performance, I am very satisfied with my 2009 Mazda 3. I love fast sports cars and super cars. However, there is such a thing as speed limit. And unless I take the car to the track, I have no place to get everything out of the car. So in my opinion it is better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Thus, 156 horses is enough for getting around. The car stock suspensions are not too stiff, so the ride is very comfortable. The engine sound isn't robust like a muscle car, yet has a reasonable roar. The handling of the car is very smooth and love going around bends and turns. The response of the car is remarkable for its class. It isn't loose like a corolla and won't challenge you back like a civic. Through both corolla and civic are both well established and good cars in their own right. With regards to the interior, I am inpressed. When I realized that I couldn't afford more than a Mazda3 at the time, I wasn't too pleased. However, once I saw what the the car had to offer, I must say I'll have a tough time chosing my next car. I got the GT sport: and that included the Leather seats (and heated front ones) and steering wheel, with a 6 disk CD changer and BOSE speaker system. The acoustics are great and can handle the loudness and vibration of the sounds with driver and passengers shaking in the car simultaneously and seeing doubles of everything. I didn't get the navigation/GPS package so I can't tell you anything about it. To add to this the hatchback offers plenty of cargo space. This past July I move as well as helping my uncles and cousins move too. I was surpise how spacious it was when I dropped the back seats. I was able to carry just as much if not more compared to my uncles' camry and Grand Cherokee(NO JOKE!!!). For me this car is a perfect combination of practicality, fun, basic luxury, and getting it in black with stock 18inch rims from Mazda, classy too.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Simon writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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No — umm these cars are reliable for the first 12 months then they have there problems with fuel n running lots of stuff goes wrong with the car.the car is good to drive if its not iin a workshop getting fixed.

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

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Larry writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Value Review
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gorgeous, great handling

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gas mileage could be better on local driving

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Love My Zoom Zoom — I've had this car for 4+ months and 6,000 miles now - the handling is like nothing I've ever seen in a sedan, very fast for a 4 cylinder, and she looks great - lots of extras in the i-touring package, overall a great deal and a great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MazdaSpeeder writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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Great gas mileage and handling!

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Tires are pricey.

MazdaSpeeder
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This Is A Sporty, Affordable, Fun To Drive Car. — If you get this vehicle in the 17 inch wheel category the tires are expensive. Other than that minor detail, I absolutely love this car! The gas mileage is awesome, it zips around with plenty of power, and it looks great! I would highly recommend this vehicle!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DaveT14 writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring Hatchback Review
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Good, zippy, reliable car.  Fun to drive.

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Not as powerful as the Mazdaspeed.  Duh.

DaveT14
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She's Got Zoomzoom — The Mazda3 is a good reliable car. It offers tremendous versatility. It combines sporty performance, economic value, and practicality. The hatchback is spacious, and the seats are comfortable. All in all, this car is well worth the money. Performance, Reliability, Practicality all in one concise package.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
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3

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Bose Stereo.

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Fuel economy isn't great, just OK. Doesn't drink petrol but doesn't get 50 to the gallon either.

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I Love It. But Then Again I Would As It's Mine. — The Stereo and toys in this car rule, it so far has been pretty reliable and hopefully will stay that way. I love that I can walk up to the car and press a button to get in and also the heated windscreen and auto wiper are useful as I put the heated screen on and have a smoke while I wait for it to defrost, when it is ready the automatic wipers clean the screen.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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amirkurdy writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Value Review
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i dont have to go get gas every week

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4 speed gear

amirkurdy
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Fast — i like every thing about it i just need a bigger car and i had it for the last year and never broke on me or something and it will save you a lot of money on gas thank you

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bülent writes:
2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring Review
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Design, solidity and driving pleasure

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Nothing

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Nothing But Mazda3 — My priorities about a car is attractiveness in appearance, solidity, flexibility and pleasure of driving which Mazda3 Touring gives all to me. My selection of Mazda3 about solidity has been a conscious one having made some serious searches. Being one of top awarded brands justfiy this enough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Great 1st Car By TommyBlazeHD

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 purch... Read More

Great Car For The Money By mmoore0405

This car is fantastic.. In the 9 years I owned the car I never once had an mechanical issue. Cheap on maintenance, gas! The gas mileage averaged 38 mpg. Front wheel drive in the snow and rain is the t... Read More

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Fantastic Little Ride By jccars

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, repla... Read More

Sporty, Zippy And Fun To Drive! By saskie22

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 rea... Read More

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Sophisticated Fun By bbrogan

I really like the Mazda 3. Always complimented on the appearance, and love the leather interior. Low maintenance and great gas mileage, driven mostly on the highway, and could go a week on 1 tank of... Read More

Efficient Use Of The Planets Resources And Man's Auto Technologies By Essais

Replaced a 2000 Passat with 2006 M3. Liked it so much, my wife wanted a 2007 M3. Now at 70k miles and 85k miles respectively (I drive less often). Both are 5-speed manual for fun; both are mileage ... Read More

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Fantastic! By Bill_In_Wooster

The most favorable aspect about is vehicle is the cost to own. Very low maintenance! As of March 2015, I have 78,000 miles and I have put on new front brakes, changed the spark plugs and changed the t... Read More

Great Inexpensive Commuter By joshpatterson

I've enjoyed this car for some time now. Doesn't need a lot of maintenance and gets great gas mileage on commutes. Would highly recommend, especially for those living in urban areas. May be looking to... Read More

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Sporty Feel, Great Gas Mileage, Quality Car By caseyking14

After about a year of owning the car I can say that I am happy with my purchase. The car looks great, drives like a top level car, and is filled with options. The car struggles a bit with heavy wint... Read More

Sporty Daily Driver By Chelsea

This car has been to most reliable car I have ever owned! I had so many more corky issue with my Accord but this car since has had no issue other than wear items that need replaced. This is also a gre... Read More

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