2011 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"hatchback" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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4

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Fun to drive. Low maintenance, good gas mileage. Adaptive headlights, also easy to maneuver in traffic

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Nav system, little to no leg room in the back seat

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All Around Great Car — 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 everything wears really well. It still looks new and it's 5 years old. Good gas mileage.Oh man, I HATE the navigation system. So worthless. You'll spend more time trying to sort it out than it will take to drive to your destination. Grr Also, I did have to replace the shift assembly and drive belt recently but from what I hear that is not the norm. Been easy on maintenance otherwise. Back seat is very small. almost no leg room.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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LeastCreative writes:
2011 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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Sporty, quick, fun with tight suspension, a competitor in it's class, great value

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cramped, rough, less fuel economy than others in it's class

LeastCreative
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Great For Those Looking For A Compact Car With An Edge — After researching and test driving many different compact cars I narrowed the search down to a few Asian brands: Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and Mazda. While all of the brands provided reliable vehicles with good gas milage and plenty of features, I settled on the Mazda 3 because it was just... more fun. If I had the money (or desire) to own a sports car I would have obviously been shopping in a whole other category. I was looking for a daily commuter that would hold up well and save me some money in the long run. But nobody is going to say 'no' to having a bit of fun while travelling from Point-A to Point-B.

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pcrtr83 writes:
2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback Review
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4

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Great hatchback, very reliable and roomy.  Would take it anywhere!

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Some road noise and you can hear the intake.

pcrtr83
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Black 2008 Mazda3 Hatch — Great car! Bought it new and have never had an issue with it! Would highly recommend Mazda! Have added an aftermarket head unit with Nav and Bluetooth and tinted the windows. Has the 2.3L in it and has plenty of power. Handles incredibly well!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
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i love the style and comfortabilaty

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nothing

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My Amazing Zoomer — over all car is great easy on fuel sharp looking handles road perfect and turns forget about it. car has pretty good power gets up to speed quick. most i like is the shifting to auto to manule. excellant back hatch space holds alot of stuff.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mLink writes:
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4

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With the rear seats folded down, this car is able to hold something the full length of a queen sized mattress (like the boxes to build a Queen sized bed frame from Ikea)

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Being a non-skyactive model, in the city it will only get 17 mpg.  You have to use almost exclusively long-trip highway miles to get anywhere near 30mpg.

mLink
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Awesome Looks, Great Interior, Good Power, Mediocre Gas Mileage — This car looks great, handles well, has way more storage capacity than it looks like it would, excellent visibility, but only so-so on the gas mileage. It's something that I'm alright with, I would trade the few mpg to be able to punch the gas and instantly go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ErikaAldridge writes:
2011 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Review
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Great gas mileage. Trunk is huge.

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Nothing

ErikaAldridge
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Amazing Family Car — This car has great gas mileage, great for long trips, no road noise, handles well driving. Huge trunk for big grocery runs. Car seat capable, perfect for animals, won't tear cloth with nails. Perfect for hot days, great sound system

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dan writes:
2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Review
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The cars handling is great

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After 20,000 miles my tires are in no condition for winter in Chicago.

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Good Car, Fun To Drive, Hatch Back Has A Lot Of Space — Purchased at the end of Feb 2011 with 28 miles, now at the end of Dec 2011 I have over 20,000 miles. I have a 50 mile ride to work oneway. so I spend a lot of time in my car. Performance - Plenty of power for passing on the highway Build Quality - The car has no noticable squeeks or rattles as of yet Cost of Ownership - I get about 27 mpg mostly highway Fun Factor - 6 speed manual is a lot of fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback Review
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seats.

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its not a 5 speed.

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Get One — when you want to get up and go she goes. great braking for a stock car. handles really well no problems there. i put gas in it when i use it. this car is a a blast to drive. lots fun.

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

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John writes:
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Bang for buck.

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Can't seem to get more than 26 mpgs when driving angelically.

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Way More Fun Than A Corolla Or A Civic — Best-in-class engine performance that harms fuel economy. Mazda is resolving that detriment in the next generation of engines. Firm but not punishing ride with handling that stands up to my A4's. Clean and functional inside and out. Build quality is very good and it is a very fun car to drive. I care nothing for prestige or size so this is a great car for me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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monkeyatlarge writes:
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Great handling/power. Comfortable interior

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The fuel economy

monkeyatlarge
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Great Car, Comfortable And Performant — My wife and I share this car. We've had it for 3 months, and it's been great so far. It's comfortable, handles well, and it zooms. The backseat legroom isn't wonderful, and the mileage - well, did I mention the zoom? We don't drive that many miles because we commute to work on public transit, so mileage ended up being a secondary concern for us. The hatchback is great for moving stuff.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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