2004 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    55

    It Might Not Be My Dream Car, But It's The Next Best Thing!!! — Small sporty car that has met all my expectations so far.

    Pros: Exterior look; handling and acceleration; leather interior; in-dash cd changer

    Cons: limited cargo space

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 s Review
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    Zoom Zoom — the mazda has been an excellent car...because it's a sporty car though it handles poorly in the snow and ice, hence a bad combo with minnesota weather. however, when the roadways are clear it is super fun to drive

    Pros: it's sporty feel

    Cons: poor performace in snow/ice

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    35

    My Last Car. — It combined all the things I wanted in a vehicle. Space to carry "stuff" as well as enough room to carry my wife and son comfortably. Of course, it drove like a sports car. In my younger days, I would have been very dangerous in this car.

    Pros: Good looking, sleek and never complained or whined.

    Cons: None but it wasn't free.

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 s Review
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    A Very Stylish And Fun Car To Drive ! — This car has a 2.3 L 4 cylinder that kicks butt! I owned a toyota celica before this that had about 30 more horse power and this still accelerates better. I always thought those Zoom-Zoom-Zoom comercials were full of it until i drove this car. It isnt a bit less than they described and i love to hear it Zoom. The interior of this car is classy... I like most is that the intrument panels light up red which matches the theme of my car.. red on black. The cloth seets also have red in them as well tieing it together nicely. The intregrity is good on this vehicle except i notice with the driver window is down it sometimes rattles but that can be fixed by tightening the track. Overall i am loving this car. If i was to buy another one i would go all out. I would have leather seats, a sunroof, a factory navagation system, traction control, and a spoiler.

    Pros: acceleration, breaking, handling, interior design

    Cons: gas millage

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i Review
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    Sporty And Refined. — The MAZDA3 is sporty, attractive, fast and flawed. Bought a Mazda3 to have a long term compact car that was more attractive than a Civic. Being lured by its design and the famous "Zoom Zoom" anthem we searched all over the region for the perfect one. Had the car about 6 months when we started to experience stalling and a dead engine. At every stop the car would drastically drop RPM's and then stall and cut off. After taking it into the Mazda dealer 2-3 times the tech claimed they could not recreate the problem and therefore had nothing to fix. We owned it about 9 months and got rid of it. After researching the car for hours on the internet I found many stories of the same problem. Every owner experienced the same problem at the dealerships and all owners ended up getting rid of them. I would like to have one even today but I just wish they'd work, darn it.

    Pros: looks good, on the outside.

    Cons: rough idle and engine death.

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Loved It, Until... — Loved this car like a child until the transmission died - at 55,000 miles. Warranty expired at 50,000 miles - Mazda's reply: tough.

    Pros: Great looks, great performance, plenty of room, comfortable

    Cons: Transmission died at 55,000 miles, and Mazda said too bad.  

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 s Review
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    Great For Comfort, Style, Price, And Reliability — Comes stock with a 2.3l 4cyl engine with 163 hp and 158lb/ft. Mazda never fails to release very nice cars that are fun to drive without a huge price tag. The interior of these come stock with cloth bucket seats. A 6cd changer. 6speaker system (w/ option to upgrade to a Bose). Keyless lock, pl, pw, CC and audion controls on the stearing wheel. Anti-theft alarm and protection. Drive well although not the quietest I've ever had it is still a sharp car.

    Pros: Comfortable interior, gas milage

    Cons: No stock suspension upgrades.

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Solid Car, No Problems — Bought this used with only 9,250 miles on it and have taken it to 22,000 miles in 16 months with no issues. Just oil changes and what not.

    Pros: Gas mileage on the highway.  Reliable.  Nice looking for the price.

    Cons: City mileage isn't as impressive.  Could use more horsepower.

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Love It, Very Sporty — The car handles very good, it is pretty peppy, I love the looks, very sporty with the functionality of a hatchback, however I would rather have a Speed3 which is capable of 155 mph and 0-60 in approx 5.5 seconds.

    Pros: quick and agile, extremely good handling

    Cons: Lots of wind & road nise, 118 mph speed limiter

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    2004 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Mazda 3 S Hatchback Is The Best Thing You Can Have As A Student Driver — I love this car because it combines performance,style and practicality into one car.

    Pros: performance, stying, room

    Cons: none

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

    Outstanding Value And Quality, And Tons Of Fun To Drive. By rmichaels

    There is nothing to dislike about this car. It comes with everything and has standard features you'll find as extras on more expensive cars. The car looks great and is a blast to drive. Be sure and ge... Read More

    A Great Little Car By Lester

    The car drives great, looks great, is put together great, gets great mileage, and we like it. We would have bought the 6 but it doesn't fit in our garage. It is a safe car too. Everyone likes the b... Read More

    2014 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

    Great Car, Fun To Drive, Excellent Fuel Economy By Tftignor

    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 mo... Read More

    Great Car To Drive, But Terrible Communication/gps System By parleybee

    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 ... Read More

    2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

    Great Car For The Money Probably Nothing Better By woody77black

    i really like the handling of this car and the fuel economy as well, loved the manual transmission as it made the car fun to drive. Only draw back i have come to notice is the car can be a little loud... Read More

    Great Small Car With Bigger Car Features And Performance By calcoastcars

    First of all, the gas mileage is incredible. Having owned a Prius (that felt like a brick compared to this Mazda3), I do drive in a conservative manner that yields 35-36 mpg in my mixed highway/city d... Read More

    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

    Woohoo! By mazdaamanda

    I love all the extras! It's completely loaded! Low miles, 2.5L Motor, great gas mileage. Handles great too! The blind spot detection is saving my skin too. I'm also loving the Bluetooth and Navigation... Read More

    Better Than Basic Honda/toyotas By Sega2010

    i like great fuel economy and sporty look i just want more room in the back seats for my growing family. other thank that you cant beat this car style with fuel economy and handling. you wont find oth... Read More

    2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

    All Around Great Car By Jdays

    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 ... Read More

    Great For Those Looking For A Compact Car With An Edge By LeastCreative

    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 w... Read More

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