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2006 Mazda MAZDA3Review
Guru955X26 writes:
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The car was in very good shape for age. We bought it $800 dollars below asking price thru car gurus! Thank you!

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Guru94K7M1 writes:
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It’s just a picture no price nothing but I like the style

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
versatile and fun to drive .. would buy again
vs2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWD
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback winning categories:
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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Excellent Commuter — I've had this car for several years needing only minor maintenance. In my experience it has been one of the best cars that I've owned. The cost of repairs is very inexpensive the fuel economy is excellent at around 35MPG.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Slightly limited rear leg room but not too bad.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s HatchbackReview
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Great — The Mazda 3s Hatch is very reliable, and very functional I always felt safe on the road in the Mazda 3s. If anything I would have liked more MPG. But , with a 2.3 L...30 mpg overall is not too bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun to drive, peppy, handles great

Cons: hard to think of anything

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring HatchbackReview
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Mazda 3 Gets 2 Thumbs Up — I'm 6'2 and can surprisingly fit in this car. It's fun and sporty, and very stylish. This car is easily upgradable for different modifictions. Automatic shift-tronic makes it fun to drive, and can really flow through traffic. This is the first small car I've ever owned and loved....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Styling, fuel economy, handling, performance.

Cons: leg room in the rear (especially if your tall)

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s TouringReview
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Find A Bargain On One And You Won't Look Back. — I see these cars everywhere these days and for good reason. Zoom-zoom-zoom is right on in terms of performance. I have the 2.3 liter engine with a manual transmission and wide low-profile tires; it corners flat and hard, with lots of pickup, and an overall great driving experience. However, while not a gas guzzler, the Mazda 3 does not fare quiet as well as some of its Japanese competition in terms of fuel economy. Expect only 20-24 mpg in heavy city driving or if you generally don't have a light touch on the accelerator. While I have squeezed up to 34 mpg on the highway, this is not typical everyday mileage. The Mazda 3 does not have a timing belt and it's maintenance costs have been pretty low so far, although I am coming up on a 75k mile tuneup so we'll see. This car is popular with both men and women, which attests to its ease of operation, stylish looks, low maintenance requirements, and overall good performance. If you can find a good price on one, snap it up and you won't look back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, roomy, good looks, reliable, fun.

Cons: Only slightly above average fuel economy at best.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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If You Dont Get In Accidents With This Car Or Drive Like A Jerk....this Car Is Awesome! — I honestly think my car is junk. Everyone else thinks its a good car cuz its only 4 years old but it needs a lot of repairs done to it cuz i have been neglecting her. She has over 50,000 miles on her cuz i drive ALOT! But i love to drive her cuz she is manual and pretty quick. Looking to do some repairs along with adding some horsepower by putting on a cold air intake when the weather breaks....super excited. Kinda glad she needs some work done cuz it gives me something to do! By the way...her name is Lola, thats why i refer to her as "she".

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Its a manual trans and fun to drive and awesome gas mileage

Cons: Ya....the struts and the cv axles dont hold up in the car. already had to replace everything on the right side.

6 of 28 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Mazda MAZDA3Review
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This Car Is Really Fun To Drive — this car is a great little car handles well. i only have this car 10 months but all that was needed since i bought her is a couple of oil changes. both interior is neat looking and exterior is ver nice as well although i think spoilers should be on every car. This car is a standard so gas milage is great i get 700km on a full tank This car is very fun to drive the only complaint is the radio is not loud enough..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: easy on gas and a sporty little car

Cons: factory speakers suck

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3Review
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Good One — I love the design of mazda3 beautiful stylish and unique , It's fun to drive. good handling and accurate" build quality is fine.. but more fuel consumption compare with rivals.. a bit higher cost foe maintenance... but i luv it and i think i selected the right one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: design  ,handling

Cons: higher cost for maintenance

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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

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2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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

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

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

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

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