2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Top Comparisons

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 sReview
Davis writes:
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Mazda3 Rev.. — Its quick responsive, the handling is exceptional, too bad its a 1.6L instead of a 2.0L, cheap for the details it has included, although a lot of rattles, but the quality of the materials seems good. The car has a sporty yet traditional look. Maintenance is a bit high, but its affordable and the gas mileage is above average. Sure is a fun to drive car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Zoom Zoom FTD = Fun to Drive

Cons: The noises it has everywhere

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
Trevor writes:
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Best In Class — Peppy fun to drive and fuel efficient great appearance and great selection of aftermarket equipment available great braking cannot say enought about this great little car, wish it were new again or that we had the mazda 3 speed..... turbo

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun to drive

Cons: nothing

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s HatchbackReview
Nik writes:
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Reliability — it has fantastic brakes. no repair needed at all. comfort trip the most beautiful interior of the category. the car is fun to drive. the cost of ownership is low if you consider that the mean of consumption is 8lt/100km and maintenance cost about 100 euros every 15000km

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliability

Cons: accelaration

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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Pretty Good — Good on handling, pretty chill on performance. Light and quick. Good braking. Really sharp, but could use a little more power at the front wheels. Its a blast to drive and really nice to look at. Really a great car overall. Good on gas too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The appearance

Cons: could use more power

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 sReview
Trexie writes:
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Zoom-zoom — performance: accelaration not much since this is A/T appearance: cool exterior and interior cost of ownership: gas consumption is high bec it's A/T, maintenance, im ok with it, parts are from japan, all original.. fun factor: cool and fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: you'll like this if you hate traffic

Cons: if you live in a country where gas costs go up every week, you will stuck this in your garage

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
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Best Deal I Could Have Gotten For 10k — The handling balance is the best I have encountered in anything this size - I even liked it better than the Pontiac Solstice. The 2.0 won't stop any hearts, but I average 35 mpg in the city, so I can't complain. A mild upgrade on the tires really brings out the aggressive side of the suspension tuning.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel economy, handling precision

Cons: If need a silent or limo-like ride

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring HatchbackReview
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2006 Winning Blue Mazda 3 Sport — This car was great! Winning blue Sport. Lots of modifications available. I was able to install a Mazdaspeed grill with very little difficulty. The performance was great, lots of zip and very fun to drive. I got great mileage and the sport Tranny worked great. I loved the LED tails.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, Sporty, great room, great colour

Cons: Lots of tire and Road Noise.

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
Abhishek writes:
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Vroom Vroom — Its a very good sporty car to drive being automatic transmission its got a trip tronic system which makes you feel bit like a manual car for people who loves a manual car totally i love the car ha ha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the looks

Cons: i dont have enough power for my speed

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 iReview
Amjad writes:
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My Car ;) — great performance, and handling.. build quality is good.. but not great.. it looks great :D the cost is law.. and the greatest thing in it.. that it's a very fun car to drive ;) it gives you more than you think... it's simply great ;)

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

Pros: the look and that it gives you more power than you think

Cons: not the best in it's kind

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
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If You Want Fun And Fuel Efficient, Get This Car! —

Mine has the Velocity Red which is a Japanese color only. The steering is so tight it feels like it rides on rails. I can even efficiently maneuver on gravel roads without fear of losing control. I wish I could have gotten a manual, but less than 15% of all 3's are manual. The 4 speed automatic has a couple large power gaps in downshifting causing it to get sluggish. It has loads of pep from a dig, even with the 2.0L motor. The engine compartment has plenty of room to maneuver around the motor but the Air filter box is nearly impossible to get too especially since plastic pieces attached to it from the frame are attached with plastic screws that strip very very easily. The Auto Clutch manual is fun to use sometimes and it helps with decelerating in slick or icy conditions. It has the shortest 60-0 braking time in it's class blowing every other car out of the water. It is a little heavy for a compact car, but it has more safety features in its construction and engineering than the others. The projector head lights turn night into day and provide excellent visibility. The interior has sharp looking seats, 3 point steering wheel with convenience buttons, and a very slick looking dash. I drive it aggressively most of the time and i still average 28 MPG. The gas light turns on at about 300 miles. I would recommend this car for anyone who is looking for a Fuel Efficient and Fun car to drive. Zoom Zoom!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Unsurpassed Performance for the Price

Cons: Quite a few plastic parts secured by more plastic parts.

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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

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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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