2005 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 56 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 reviews.

    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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    Totally Worth The Money — It is a fun car to drive and has excellent handling. the clutch grinds a little- need to fix interior looks great but the grill just looks evil pretty economical it is excellent for drifting and is great to take down a windy road

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: excellent driving expierence

    Cons: Looks evil

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
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    Great Ride For The Money — This was a great ride I loved this car! needed something bigger for work otherwise I would still be driving it. Not a race car but lots of fun to drive! Would love to drive the mazdaspeed 3 for the hell of it

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handled like a go kart loved it

    Cons: nothing

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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    My Mazda — good on gas. looks good with black rims. should have got a 5 speed. sporty. decent system. should have gotten leather. no good if you gotta dog. it's pretty fun to drive. like the fold down seats. nice lil car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: rims

    Cons: sport shift

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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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