2008 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    Displaying 51 - 60 of 89 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 reviews.

    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Review
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    65

    Mazda 3 — Fuel efficient, reliable, nice styling, somewhat sporty, fun to drive factor of 10 in this price category! Small enough for ALL parking spaces but big enough for 4 average adults.....AND it has a trunk for groceries! Had a 2006 that got totaled, and the 2008 is an improvement in almost every way. Mazda 6, you're our next target!

    Pros: Fuel efficient, zippy performance, nice styling

    Cons: Can only afford ONE

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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    Perfect — This is my first brand new car and I have no regrets/ no complaints! It gets better MPG than my old Jetta, is much more fun to drive, and is a real conversation starter. I used to think I was a VW girl, but my loyalty has switched to Mazda. Great car for a reasonable price, decked out with all the options.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Fear of door dings, 'cause it's so darn pretty!

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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    2008 Mazda 3 2.3s Gt — Ive owned the car for a year now. Every time I look at it, turn the key, and stomp on the pedal it makes me as happy as it did the day I drove it off of the lot. It has physical and power appeal. Its quick (2.3S) but not a gas guzzle (30+ mpg), roomy but not a boat, and elegant yet subtle.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring Review
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    Mazda 3 — Great car, really good on gas, a few options that are shown but are not connected. It is peppy but could use some more horsepower. The cost is perfect for what you get. It is fun to drive with the tiptronic shift. Stereo is good but says it has CD changer but doesn't actually have one.

    Pros: Cheap to purchase, cheap to fill.

    Cons: options that are there that don't actually work

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
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    Mazdas Are Awesome!!!!!! — I bought my car with 82 miles on it and it has been great to me. Aside from a few cold only rattles or creaks (like 3) it is awesome. The only other car in its class that I would consider buying is the Mazdaspeed3, which I almost did! But it is a great car and tons of fun with more room than it looks like it has. It gets very good mileage and has a bangin' sound system! GET ONE!!

    Pros: fast, fun, reliable, good quality, handling

    Cons: has a few cold rattles and isn't as fast as I would like

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
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    Good Car — bought this car right after i lost my jetta it is stock right now but soon it wont be (5-6week). i plan on putting a full sway bar kit, another injen cold air intake, 2 or 1 inch spacers on each tire. also i want to go with a crome to black tint.

    Pros: great with handle and apperence + comfotable seating is great aswell

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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    Mazda3 — Overall a very nice car. Gas mileage is excellent as long as you don't nail the gas. 0-60 is around 8 seconds, though I think it may be a little less if you shift manually. Interior is very nice, and the back seats fold down which is great for skis. Radio tuner is terrible though, but the speakers are decent.

    Pros: Gas mileage, folding back seats, tiptronic-like shifter

    Cons: 8 sec 0-60, radio tuner

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport Hatchback Review
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    Mazda 3 — The handling and pickup on the car is amazing. The manuel and automatic transmission is really fun. The car is economical without skimping on the looks and extras. The car is way cute and fun to drive, plus it now even has a higher resale value than the Honda Civic; it can't be beat! Go to Hine they are the best dealership that I have ever dealt with!

    Pros: EVERYTHING

    Cons: NONE

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
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    A Fun Compact For Everyday Driving — The Mazda 3 is one of my favourite cars to drive at work. Mazda is trying hard to make its regular lineup feel sporty, they have succeeded with the Protege, the 3 is even better. This car handles beautifully and is not lost on power either. With its great handling and reasonable power, its fun to drive this car anywhere. Seats are reasonably comfortable and interior materials are modest. Interior colour choices are lacking though, most of the colours you can select only have a black interior. Fuel economy is average, so its not as good as a Civic or Corolla but I rather spend a bit more on fuel to have a better driving experience. The Mazda 3 has a somewhat weak body, it doesn't take fender benders or hail damage very well. Outside of that its a fantastic car.

    Pros: Good power, very good handling, reasonably comfortable, fun to drive

    Cons: Light construction leading to more expensive body repairs, interior colours lacking

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    2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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    Mazda3 — Great car good on gas.Good looks.overall great car. When in accident it crumbles very easy.Its a easy right off car.Air bags are a good feature in it as well. Cheap payments a month.Great stero sound.I love this car over all. Would recommend to all my firiends. We got our car in black. Would have likes the copper red color.

    Pros: Great drive good on gas

    Cons: Crumbels easy in car crash

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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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