2014 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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Tftignor writes:
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

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.

Cons

It's an economy car so it's tough to fit luggage, the kids, and the dogs.
As fun as a manual transmission is it is also a pain if you don't use the Bluetooth.

Tftignor
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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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abdullahhusen writes:
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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Fun to drive. The engine loves to rev and is fun to thrash around town or on twisty roads.
Cool sexy gorgeous looks
the front bucket seats are probably the best in the segment. Great comfort and do not mind spending hours driving continuously with that support.
Great observed fuel economy.

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Noisy on the highway.
Engine lacks low end torque, but is rewarding once you learn how to keep it in the sweet spot with a manual transmission.

abdullahhusen
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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.

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parleybee writes:
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Hatchback Review
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This car is fun to drive!
Stylish exterior, nice interior

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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.

I was surprised that the car didn't come with the top of the windshield tinted. I had to pay $100 for it.

No lumbar support on front seats; no headrest adjustment
Quite a bit of noise on highways.
If there's any humidity in the air, the brakes get excessively tight, even when it's been in the garage.

parleybee
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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!

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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.

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Reviews From Other Years

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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