2010 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 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:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"quality" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Kimberly writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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Overall great car

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price

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Awesome — The only thing I don't like about this car is that it has no place to put change. That's irritating to me. The performance overall is great - I use a higher octane gasoline in it. The only thing I had to have fixed was the alignment since it was a lil off when I bought it. Appearance is great - Had to condition the leather a bit since it wasn't as soft as I would've liked. Gas mileage is good - around 30mpg highway and about 24mpg city. cost of maintenance and repairs are very expensive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
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Value for bucks

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GPS.....Too small and the voice prompt is too intrusive.

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Good Choice For Someone Looking For A Low Cost, Sporty Ride. — Above average ride quality( sporty and firm) with a properly weighted steering. Accleration could be better on the low end by adding 20 to 30 extra horses.Still manages Low 7 sec 0 to 60MPH. Manual gear is above average with short and direct throw. Gets little balky when it is warmed up. Typical front wheel drive understeer through out tight to long radius turns. Easily modulated with the throttle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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joshuadenham writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Review
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Looks great inside and out. It's fun to drive. Good modern features. Decent fuel economy (25 mpg on avg).

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Limited storage space.

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Great Car, Fun To Drive — This is a fantastic car. I love the way it looks inside and out. The slogan "zoom zoom" definitely applies and makes the car fun to drive. It has great modern features like bluetooth technology for cellphones. The fuel economy is pretty decent, running about 25 mpg on average. Something that I wish could be fixed is the storage space. It has very limited storage space. Even though the back seats fold down, the seats are at a slight up angle. It doesn't lie flat. Also, the opening from trunk to back seat is small. So, something that fits the width of the trunk won't necessarily fit all the way into the car because the opening to the seats from the trunk is too small. Overall though, this is a great car that has done well for me for the last three years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tim_nab writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Review
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This car is awesome

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The only negative is that I'll have to sell it one day.

tim_nab
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Pleasantly Surprised! — I'm so glad I bought this car. Handles really well and feels like a sports car yet the MPG is that of a much smaller more innocent looking vehicle. The internal features with blue tooth for audio streaming and hands free calls, are fantastic. By far the most satisfying car I've ever owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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idaddiva writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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fun to drive very economical!

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none

idaddiva
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Awesome! — nothing. i love this car., it is so fun to drive. I save a lot of money on gas. fuel consumption 33mpg. good handling and power. easy to maneuver. sporty look nice accessories. however easily scratched but other than that it is a reliable car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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gaogirl writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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Very fun to drive, lots of pep and great handling. Very compfy adjustable driver's seat. With the back seats folded down there's lots of cargo room. Very nice Bose sound system.

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There is a little more road noise than I would like.

gaogirl
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Sporty, Nimble, Comfortable, Gas Efficient Beauty — Overall, a great car, I would definitely get another one in the future. Considering how sporty it is with it's 2.5 liter engine, it gets great gas milage. The interior is roomy and the seats are comfortable. So far it has been very reliable, I've never had to take it to the shop.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh 'Gunner' writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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Handling, quality

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A Great First Car. — The handling before I installed my lowering springs has to be best in class of the segment. After the lowering springs of course the handling was even better. A great car to start autocross in. Its also a great car to just take people around in and runabout town. I got mine with an automatic as opposed to the manual, but I do not regret it. The sequential gearbox is satisfying and the automatic is fine if I have another car. The power is adequate for the car, but when hauling more people around it becomes sluggish. The style is on the feminine side, but its really all about the comfort. The seats are average. Fuel economy could be better, but Mazda has already fixed this with the new Skyactiv.

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bwkk writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback Review
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Very good car

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Fuel economy could be better

bwkk
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Amazing Little Car — The mazda 3 is an amazing little car. It is very good for city driving and can handle the highways really good. The fuel economy is not the best in its class. The interiors however are the best in its class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Holly writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
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A diamond in the rough--fun to drive, aggressive styling, excellent quality, great gas mileage, low maintenance cost, with the functionality of a hatchback to boot.

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The *only* thing I can complain about is it needs more power stock, an in-between for the base M3 and the Mazdaspeed3.

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Buy It--you Won't Regret It! — The 2010 Mazda3 S Grand Touring Hatchback excels at most everything it tries. Performance is good, with ample acceleration and power when you want it. The 4-disc ABS brakes provide ample stopping power, and the handling is superb save the fact it should come with Falken performance tires to add better grip and stability in corners. Build quality is superb as to be expected from Mazda. The aggressive styling is also a plus, especially with the Aero package. The only thing I would change are those front fenders. Cost of ownership is good: fuel economy mainly highway ranges from 315-380 mpg, and maintenance is reasonable. Just plan for servicing 4 brakes instead of two. The best part is that it's really fun to drive, especially in the automatic with manual sport mode.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sparklingwater writes:
2010 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback Review
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Very good handling, quick, reliable, good looking interiors.

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road noise

sparklingwater
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Neat Little All Rounder — The 2010 Mazda3 is great little car. It has a very good pickup with superb handling. The ride is a little noisy. The car is very reliable. So far I did not have to do any big maintenance on the car.

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Great Car, No Problems Whatsoever. By josh_law90

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