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 51 - 58 of 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 58 reviews.

2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
Trevor writes:
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Best Car For The Money. — Tonnes of standard features. Quiet as a Cadillac on the highway but sticks like mad through the corners. Definately recommend buying this car.

Pros: Quiet, handles great, decent performance, tonnes of standard features.

Cons: Back seat legroom

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 S HatchbackReview
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Good 2nd Car — Handles very well, but not so quick. Great manual transmission. Very spacious vor a compact car

Pros: Interior space, mileage

Cons: A little pokey, FWD not so great in the winter.

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special Edition HatchbackReview
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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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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Special Edition HatchbackReview
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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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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 sReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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

2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9XNR4B

meh. Mazda could have done more to make this a true hot hatch. Very uninspiring. Read More

Review By Guru9T61DF

I hate driving but i look forward to driving this car every day. It takes away all driving anxiety and replaces it with blind spot detectors and a rearview camera that has better picture than my phone... Read More

2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Jaymendez383

I think the car was a great value we were looking at Home civic and Toyota Corolla too. Read More

Review By Jonny

With the exception of the VW Golf/GTI, no other non-luxury brand offers this level of refinement, features and driving enjoyment in a compact. The interior is on par with the luxury brands, its impecc... Read More

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

Review By Cbaes

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

Review By Guru9YCZMC

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

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