2006 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
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    The Little Volvo Spelled M A Z D A — Friends car, it is different but nice in its own way. As far as I know it's built on volvo architecture so its built very solid. Interior is a bit cheap looking as it takes some getting used to.

    Pros: Solid car, ok performance

    Cons: built by ford

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    2006 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring Hatchback Review
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    Tud: My Mazda Sp23 — Nice car, I wouldn't keep it longer than 3 years. Soon to be upgraded to a German made car.

    Pros: Leather
    Bose Sound Systen

    Cons: Noisy

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    2006 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Review
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    Efficient Use Of The Planets Resources And Man's Auto Technologies — Replaced a 2000 Passat with 2006 M3. Liked it so much, my wife wanted a 2007 M3. Now at 70k miles and 85k miles respectively (I drive less often). Both are 5-speed manual for fun; both are mileage champions (see Pros). Replaced original Toyo tires at 40k with Michelin X-ice tires for use in Idaho ice and snow (not deep, just frigid). 45k miles on X-ice tires. Original brakes still have 1/8" left. No dealer services required. I change oil frequently, and these cars are still like new. Selling to my kids after college for $1. UPDATE: Both kids inherited their M3s now. Replaced those with a 2014 M3 a year ago, and I'm not sorry. The Gen1 M3s were both great cars, and they're still going strong. The new M3 (Gen3? Gen4?) gets even better mileage, with over 50 mpg in high desert driving with the good gas in Summer, and consistent 40+ mpg around our small town with -- even with winterized gas. The very spartan interior of Gen1 was replaced with a more comfortable and roomier feel in the Gen3. Its 6-speed manual is still tight and responsive, and the high compression engine is quick to jump when you need, or want, a boost. I'm loyal to the end.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Mileage CHAMP: 40+ on warm days, flat roads at 65 with a/c on!  Never below 34 MPG, except while towing sailboat (28-30 over continental divide) or loaded trailer (30 with scooter on heavy trailer), best case was 45 MPG mathematical (not just on the mileage computer);  Cloth interior door panels give better feel to the car, maybe make it quieter;  No service on two M3s for 70k and 85k miles, oil changed every 3k-4k miles. Good in snow and ice.  Fun to drive, even on cross-country highways.

    Cons: Sorry.  None.  My preference is efficiency, and this car is IT!  Can tow light trailers 10% of the time and have plenty of pep the other 90%.  Same for back seat legroom limitation.

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    Sophisticated Fun — I really like the Mazda 3. Always complimented on the appearance, and love the leather interior. Low maintenance and great gas mileage, driven mostly on the highway, and could go a week on 1 tank of gas. Performance and handling made it fun to drive, almost like a race car, even with 125,00 miles, the pick up is awesome.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Overall aesthetics, Handling, and Interior

    Cons: Leather seats are worn in some areas, but not noticeable, still very nice interior

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    Love My Car!! — quick car, big power band for a four cylinder. handles very nice with little power help. the rear brakes seem to always wear unusually fast. interior is very nice for the price much better than alot of cars out there. mpg very nice in the low 30s for spirited driving.

    Pros: quick and nimble

    Cons: people seem to always hit it dam

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    2006 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Review
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    Fun Car To Drive And Own. — This is my fist car and it is great. Good performance, great build quality and nice looking car. Have had the car for 2 years and i have had no problems. Car sounds great with exhaust. Overall a great car.

    Pros: great handling, great pick up for an economy car, nice apperance ( especially in red).

    Cons: Wish the i touring could come with an optional 5 speed auto instead of a 4 speed.

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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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