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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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

Jdays
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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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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback Review
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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cheap, economical, well equipped, fun to drive.

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quite loud on the inside.

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Good Little Car For The Money, But If You Can Spend Extra 4-6k There Are Better Cars Out There. — It's a nice little car. A bit underpowered and the interior noise is quite bad. But it's pretty responsive and handles quite well. The interior features are good. It's quite cheap and for the money this car is pretty good. You won't be racing anyone in this, but it's still pretty fun to drive, especially if you get it with the manual transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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