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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 20 reviews.

2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Tom writes:
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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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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special EditionReview
Alexis writes:
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Great Fun/sport Thing. — After some mods in suspension, intake, exhaust, computer programing, advanced timing mod, coolant bypass, throttle ground, engine ground, and on time maintenance, the car has been proven that have a great potential and no flaws driving it daily and on track some weekends a month.

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

Pros: Really FUN to drive.

Cons: nothing

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special Edition HatchbackReview
Erwin writes:
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Aerodinamic Kit — performance- bad acceleration regular braking- good handling Buld Quality- has no needed repais, parts are very cheap and easy to find Appearence- amaizing exterior styling, very sport and agresive appearence- cheap interior partes details very simple and boring. Cost of Ownership- low fun Factor- very fun to drive- amaizing

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

Pros: the color, aspect, design and performance

Cons: max speed, interior appaearence sheap

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Delvin writes:
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It Is A Good Car. — I like my car it is great, but the one thing that i dislike about it is it doesn't do as well in the snow as i would like. But over all i like it and good car to get you around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it is a hatchback with a sunroof and has enough speed to get up and go

Cons: doesn't do the best in snow

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
stef8406 writes:
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Great Car And Nice Interior, Drives Well To — i love my mazda 3 hatchback! its fun handles well and the interior and exterior is really nice! the road noice was weird but you get use to it. wish mine had cd disk changer but i heard you can upgrade :) great car im happy!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: nice car, handles well, roomy

Cons: road noise

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Todd writes:
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Fun To Drive, But Maybe Not For Everyone. — Well, Laura (my wife) drives this one usually and she doesn't like it so much. I love it. It is seriously fun to drive. Ours has this cool metallic orange paint job and darkly tinted windows so it looks like a boy-toy pocket-rocket, but it is quick. I prefer manual transmissions and this car has a quick one. Gets great gas mileage too and has lots of features, sun roof, 6 disc CD changer. Lots of fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Loads of fun

Cons: Small, low to the ground.

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
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Fun To Drive And Easy To Live With - As Long As You Don't Mind Road Noise —

bought this car used in August 2008 with 51,800 miles on it; I've had it now for 18 months and have put about 12,000 miles on it since then. I originally wrote a review a week after I bought it but figured an update might be in order... Handling is probably this car's best attribute. It's enjoyable just to drive the 3 around town running errands, with quick, precise steering, an absurdly tight turning circle and moderate body roll. The 2.3-liter engine provides reasonable pick-up but won't win you many drag races; still, it's just fine for me. The interior is well built on the whole and looks and feels nicer than you might expect in a <$20k car. However, since I bought it a few annoying rattles have developed, mainly from the glovebox door and somewhere along the headliner, that make the car feel less solid than it used to. I've had no mechanical/maintenance issues with the car other than a burnt out signal light. My main complaint about my 3 is road noise. It's very noisy, even at low speeds; on the highway you practically need to yell to keep up a conversation. Admittedly this is partly due to what I think is a bent right front wheel on my car, but I've heard complaints about road noise from various Mazda3 reviews so I think that's a pretty consistent issue. Other lows include a jittery ride (the payoff for such good handling), and poor rear seat space, at least for anyone over 6ft tall. Otherwise, this is a sporty, practical car that looks good and is reasonably sparing with fuel (I get about 18mpg city, 25mpg combined). Definitely recommended if you enjoy driving but need something practical!

Pros: Agility, steering feel, styling, hatchback practicality

Cons: Road noise, ride quality, rear seat space

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Nic writes:
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Like The Car, But Not The Best With 3 Kids — Good, fun car to drive. Good on gas, about 450-500 kms on a tank of gas. Does history of problems with paint over rear wheel wells. Good sounding stereo. Handle pretty good in snow & wet roads. Some trouble with engine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun & sporty

Cons: 04-05 paint problems

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Hayley writes:
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My Mazda — I got this car only less than a week ago, I so far LOVE IT!! Its fast and is easy to drive! The coolest thing on this car is the automatic winshield wipers that sence rain and turn on my themselves!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything

Cons: nothing

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Christine writes:
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:) — Fun car to drive, pretty good handling, its a 2005 so ive needed to do a couple things repair wise but not much, the gas mileage is supposed to be good but its not the way i drive, not a bad looking car either.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: She goes! :D

Cons: Radio signal :(

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By beth03110

I love the comfort of the interior, the seats molds around your body. It has a lot of nice features that I was looking for, sunroof, keyless entry,,heater seats and a great Bose stereo that blows your... Read More

2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9Q93DT

My premium sedan in the Kodo design in SoulRed exterior w/ white leather is beautiful. Add the safety features such as BSM, LDA, CTA, etc. w/ auto hold brake & signature led headlights that swivel 15%... Read More

Review By mommabudler

I love All the features and believe I received a great value! I wish the car came with tinted windows and ceramic sealant. A navigation system would be a great addition. The Corolla is similar but doe... Read More

2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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Review By Sensboy

Absolutely amazing interior. Great styling. Good driving experience. Great sizing for a smaller size car. Read More

2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Penny

Gorgeous car. Would be better with a moon/sun roof. Read More

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You feel like you bought a car that’s worth at least twice as much. Amazing. Read More

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9PW914

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