2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3Review
Shasnat writes:
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No snow usually leads to rust , in any case fender damage visible poorly kept , red strap hanging on font of the hood indicates younger person pretending this to be a street racer hence high probability of driving it hard damaging engine suspension and transmission

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Guru94VKDW writes:
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Great performance and comfortable for larger people. Zoom zoom

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
jccars writes:
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Fantastic Little Ride — 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, replaced the battery - always ready to go - long trips are a breeze!

Pros: economy of a small car, room of a larger car, drives like a sports car!

Cons: 172k and none noted yet!

20 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
saskie22 writes:
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Sporty, Zippy And Fun To Drive! — 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 really felt you could show off the handling of this car. The build felt very solid, as you didn't hear much exterior noise. It was a little disappointing that the mileage wasn't as great as I expected, but it made up for that in the "fun" category for me. I always said that I would buy another one of these cars, however, given that Hubs & I are expecting, I'm going to look at larger Mazdas to cram a kiddo in the back seat now. Will miss this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great handling, lots of pep for a 4 cylinder.  Lots of fun to drive.  Roomy for 2 people.  Good performance overall.  Longest battery life ever (8yrs!!).  Nice to look at.  

Cons: Smaller backseat makes for uncomfortable travelling for anyone back there for an extended period of time.  17" rims/tires makes for horrible handling in ice/snowy weather, and you're screwed if you add any amount of incline to that kind of weather.  Expensive to replace tires.  Fuel economy average, but not as great as one would expect for this small of a car.  

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 sReview
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Reliable, Nice Looking, Gas Saver — It is very clean inside and loaded with features! The steering wheel has radio control buttons and cruise buttons on it. Rides smooth and fun to drive. It is a great gas saver and looks very nice on the outside, especially with tinted windows!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: reliable

Cons: crack in windshield

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Red Mazda 3 Review — i own a mazda 3 and it is a great car for students or commuting..it's easy on gas and fun to drive...i enjoy the stereo sound that came with it also it is cloth seating so it doesnt get hot during summer days. overall pretty nice car.

Pros: good on gas, great price point,

Cons: compact car, not sutibale for fuller sized man. has to usually be fixed at mazda dealerships only..which can be expensive compared to mom and pop auto repairs

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 sReview
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I Like It A Lot. — The most fun car you can get in this price range. Quick, great handling, decent size, and great reliability are coming your way...straight from Japan. I liked it so much that my wife bought one as well. Only major misses is the paint is not very durable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The handling is excellent for a FWD car.

Cons: Mazda paint isn't the most durable...chips turn into rust quickly, so keep on top of your 3!

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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Mazda Love — my Mazda 3 is a great car and was worth every penny. it has surprisingly good performance and the quality of the car is awesome, i have not had the car very long, but the 5000 kms ive put on the car already have been great. i love the look of the car, i would like to lower it and change a few things to make the appearance better. over all i think if your buying a new car for a good price, a mazda is the way to go.

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

Pros: buy a Mazda.. you wont be let down !!

Cons: the seats are not very comfortable

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
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Great Car If U Have Money To Put In It — Amazing looking car, these tend to rust and this one is no acception but overall a good car. Handles like a go-kart, begs to be mod'ed but is fun even without it. Be prepared to spend some money on maintenance if you want to keep it nice and keep up with the rust!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling and looks

Cons: mileage and random problems that pop up

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
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Good Car For City Life, But That's About It. — Its FWD and I prefer RWD, the 5-speed is fun to drive, the 4 cylinder engine is sporty but has zero low-end power, and the thing that I hate the most on mine is that you can't turn the traction control off.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: the 5-speed version is a bit sporty

Cons: FWD sucks!!

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2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By MichaelCH522

Many upscale interior features for this price point. Great safety features as well as Apple car play. I would have liked automatic seat adjustments and seat warmers. Comparable to the Honda Civic.... Read More

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Smoothest ride for the price not a single complaint about this vehicle Read More

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Jody

I think it is a very nice vehicle very clean Read More

Review By mqshaw

Great car, very responsive handling and exactly what we wanted. Read More

2017 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9VRV34

Great car love the features one of the few companies not using a cvt transmission Read More

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Smooth good valve and had a older model in the pass. Read More

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