Displaying all 4 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 reviews.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback Review
The 3 is a great practical economy car with sporty styling, great quality, and fun driving experience. I bought a manual which is a bit more fun to drive. Fuel average overall has been over 36. We did get well over 40 on a couple of highway trips.
It's an economy car so it's tough to fit luggage, the kids, and the dogs.
Great Car, Fun To Drive, Excellent Fuel Economy — I wish I had gotten the next model up with rear view camera and fog lights. The light colored seat fabric shows stains easily. Wishing for leather too. All wheel drive would be nice but it would be more expensive and cost mileage to suffer.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
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2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
Fun to drive. The engine loves to rev and is fun to thrash around town or on twisty roads.
Noisy on the highway.
Cool, Fun And Utilitiarian But Pricy — The car simply looks fantastic from every angle. It also drives very smooth. Great suspension and chassis that provides a lot of road-hugging confidence at high speeds. It gives you the confidence that many family sedans fail to give. The car lacks a tack in the base model which is a shame as I can't think of any other car makers that don't put in a tach as standard equipment. but it's not a big issue at least IMHO. The car is peppy as long as you're willing to rev it over 3500 rpm but very little low end torque. It takes getting used to but once you do it is very rewarding. It provides very good - though not best in class - interior space for passengers and for luggage. Overall I love my car despite having a couple forgiveable flaws: no tach, a little noisy, and pricey for a compact.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Hatchback Review
This car is fun to drive!
The built-in communications/gps system is cumbersome and non-intuitive to use. You can't do anything directly--every function requires a few steps. Very irritating. Should be so much better. I just noticed that there are white streaks on the screen. I thought they were just smudges and wiped my finger over them, but it did nothing. the streaks are not on the surface. Trying to find out why they're there.
Great Car To Drive, But Terrible Communication/gps System — This car is so much fun to drive! It's peppy, takes curves great and is very responsive. It feels like a heavy car (in a good way). The front cloth interior seats are handsome and pretty comfortable (not luxurious). People who have ridden in the back say it's pretty comfortable, as well. There's very little storage. There's a cupholder on each of the doors. It's big enough for a cup or a small umbrella, not much else. Even where there's room for a tad more storage, it isn't there. For example, there's a pocket on the back of the passenger seat, but not on the driver's. Come on, Mazda!
Anonymous bought one because:
I liked the sportier handling of the Mazda 3. Went with the hatchback version which also looked a little sportier. While the 6 was very nice, it just felt a little boring in comparison and although the MPG was a few ticks better and the price was the same. If I had a family I'd have gone 6, but it's usually just me, one passenger and a small dog.
Displaying all 4 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 reviews.
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