2005 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    Displaying 51 - 56 of 56 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 reviews.

    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special Edition Hatchback Review
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    Not Bad For A 4 Door — Good performance, not bad for a front wheel drive car. The automatic wipers are pretty cool. The best interior of any car I've owned

    Pros: Great shade of Blue.  

    Cons: Front Wheel drive.  Crap AC

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    "zoom Zoom" Says It All. — 2.3L of Mazda goodness. Stable, loads of grip and lots of zoom-zoom. Not too good from a standing start though, but lots of fun through the bendies...

    Pros: Build quality, mid-range torque

    Cons: Not too good off the mark

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    A Good Family Reliable Saloon — Brilliant on fuel and and a most comfortable enjoyable drive. Although it is a diesel it is very quick!!

    Pros: fantastic on fuel and quick

    Cons: dull interior and no back wiper!

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Great Little Car...great Gas Mileage Is Your Gentle...great Pickup And Speed When You Aren't — Many owners have had bad luck with air cond., mileage and tires, I've been lucky. Great mileage (30+) air conditioning working great and just put my first set of tires on at 36,000. Car has impressed me with it's get-up-and-go also. Keeps up with the kids and their egg crates.

    Owner for 2 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:14,000

    Pros: fun to drive, easy on the wallet (cost, gas)

    Cons: dark interior always looks alittle bit dirty

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Mazda3s Hatchback — test drove just about every car in its class (Civic, Corolla, etc..) and loved this one more than any other. Better handling, more responsive throttle, and smother ride update (11-6-11) i bought this car used in 08 with 31k and i have now owned this car for 3.5 years and put 80k on it in that time, maintenance and reliability have really been impressive. the biggest issues were a clutch around 95k (i live in a very hilly city, and i had modified the car to make more power so i wasnt upset that the oem clutch made it around 100k) and a set of struts around 105k (i had the car lowered for more than 50k before they went out so again, one of those parts i expected to have to replace but lasted longer than i thought)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: i have loved owning this car, its an absolute blast to drive and makes the driver just really fall in love with the car. its not the fastest and it doesnt handle like a supercar but if you find yourself on a winding, twisting road, you will realize you can do nothing but smile and enjoy driving

    Cons: nothing i can think of right now....

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    2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S Hatchback Review
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    Mazzie Axela — Best car I've ever owned. Fun to drive, crazy fast, reliable, sexy... kind of turning into a money pit though because I'm never totally satisfied and always have another big part I want to install... but only because i'm trying to exceed 100% amazingness factor... it's already there ;) I love my 3!

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

    Pros: Fast as balls, gorgeous, practical (tons of room in hatch), decent gas mileage

    Cons: FWD :(

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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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