2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 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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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport HatchbackReview
Daynaob writes:
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Love It, Love It, Love It! — I don't think there is anything I didn't like about this car! Great look, great reliability, great pickup, great everything. I test drove the Honda Civic which is about in the same category. It was better on gas but this Mazda was wayyy much more fun to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Best car I ever had.  I wish I didn't have to sell it.  It's my Baby.  :(

Cons: The only con I would say is that it isn't as great on gas as some of the other smaller cars but it definately goes Zoom Zoom!

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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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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring HatchbackReview
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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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2008 Mazda MAZDA3Review
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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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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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