2008 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport HatchbackReview
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    Fas3 — The Mazda3 is pretty quick especially with 2.3 liter engine. The 5 speed manual has quick pickup and there are a ton of mods you can do. The car is really fun to drive but has good fuel economy. The hatch trunk has great space and so does the interior.

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

    Pros: Pretty quick for a non-boost

    Cons: No turbo

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i SportReview
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    Awesome First Car, Student Car Or Daily Driver At A Fantastic Value! — I love this lil Mazda3 but wish it was a little bigger with room for my dog. Also need AWD or 4x4 to help maneuver the mountain roads. This car is a BLAST to drive and I always got compliments on its looks ("your car is so cute!"). Maintenance has been a breeze and gas mileage on the highway is a consistent 33- 35mpgs. Usually fill up every 345 miles or so. This car is a blast but is extremely practical. No regrets!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mileage and fun to drive.  

    Cons: Cant think of any!!

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport HatchbackReview
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    Great Versatile Car! — Great versatile car with good gas mileage. I am observing an average of 27 mpg with a low of 25 and high of 29. I need to take it in to check alignment and brakes as I am getting a jittering when I decelerate too quickly. It should be noted that I received a recall notice regarding power steering. I have yet to take it in and get it looked at. For those who want to use your mp3/iPod in the car, there is an auxiliary-in in the arm rest. However I have noticed that if you charge a device (I've tried two so far) using the cigarette lighter port and then plug in the aux cable I get an annoying feedback. I'm not sure if this is happening to anyone else.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks great and the 60/40 fold down seats are a snap to convert

    Cons: Stereo feedback when using aux cable and charger simultaneously.

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i SportReview
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    Lkbhtdrs — handles very well and gets awesome highway mileage not to good around town because I have to show the kids that there cars dont have to make alot of noise to be fast. braking handling is pretty good wish the acceleration was a lil better but if you keep the RPMs up it runs very well

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: alot of after market parts

    Cons: Back seat is tiny

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport HatchbackReview
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    Good — This car is fun to drive, normal-sized, spirited engine and moderate consumption. What I do not like about the car's quality feel, it feels a bit plasticky, otherwise a very good car. I have not had any problems with it at all, except that I've crashed a few times, but it was my fault. Otherwise, I refueled and drove. It is basically the original, I had plans for some styling, but the economy did not allow me.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: Plastick

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand TouringReview
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    <3 — This car is still lasting me for a while. Havent had any engine trouble, knock on wood. Has 60000 miles on her now, and she still purrs. Insanely good looking and hot as can be. This is a very fun car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks amazing

    Cons: Pricy tires.

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring HatchbackReview
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    Great Car — I love Mazda's look; very sporty looking with a very sporty feel when you drive. It has a good amount of torque for most people, handles beautifully and the brakes are superb for a car that is only 20K. It gets about 30 miles on the highway and around 18 on the street. Really fun to drive.

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

    Pros: Style

    Cons: Little underpowered for my taste.

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    My Parent's Caar — Easy to drive. not to big or too small. depending on weather gets started pretty quickly. smooth rider. my parents actually pay for the car seeing as it is their car. Yes this can be a fun car to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: easy to handle

    Cons: my parents actually own it

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    Let's Ride :)) — I have the 1.6 active model, its perfomance is quite good, great handling and breaking, I like everything about this car, the interior is wonderfull as the axterior, but still I hope to own the 2.0 model :) a little beast. p.s mazda 3 is also very good looking car!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: comfortable, good handling and enough power to enjoy the ride

    Cons: Didn't found, except that I want more powerfull engine

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
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    Me Likey ... But Without The Alloys And The Lower Height It Looks A Bit Goofy ... — Gas mileage is alrgiht (330 - 360 mi. on 13 gallions depending on how much pedal mashing I do). Insurance is ridiculous but that's on my speeding not the car. I love the Mazda 3 body style ... This is definitely the first car I've owned where I am DEFINITELY going to mod it ... stupid companies still make cars with no power locks ... THAT'S first ... but after that gotta change the color ... then I'll be able to get her some nice kicks ... but first things first ...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sweet inside AND out ...

    Cons: Can be spendy

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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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