2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Top Comparisons

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring HatchbackReview
Jake writes:
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2008 Mazda3 Hatchback — Performance : - Get's to 60mph in just under 8 seconds - Hatchback = more body roll, will understeer then give off some snap oversteer (Depends on throttle position) - Braking is best in the class Build Quality : - Known issue panel / interior plastic rattles - Hatchback offers superior versatility Appearance: - Absolutely stunning - Mine is modded so I'm biased :) Cost of Onwership: - Good MPG (I do ~30 all town) - No excessive maintanence Fun Factor: - Infinite - 5 speed manual has close ratios - Powerband in the 2.3L is very linear, torque is available instantly for an i4

Pros: Looks, Potential, Handling, Did I mention Looks?

Cons: Slow; NEEDS BOOST!

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
Lee writes:
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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 TouringReview
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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 TouringReview
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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 TouringReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 SportReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 MAZDA3Review
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By beth03110

I love the comfort of the interior, the seats molds around your body. It has a lot of nice features that I was looking for, sunroof, keyless entry,,heater seats and a great Bose stereo that blows your... Read More

2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9Q93DT

My premium sedan in the Kodo design in SoulRed exterior w/ white leather is beautiful. Add the safety features such as BSM, LDA, CTA, etc. w/ auto hold brake & signature led headlights that swivel 15%... Read More

Review By mommabudler

I love All the features and believe I received a great value! I wish the car came with tinted windows and ceramic sealant. A navigation system would be a great addition. The Corolla is similar but doe... Read More

2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By B_O_S_S_A_

This 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback is the prefect mix of luxury and aggressive styling. You cant go wrong with a Mazda Read More

Review By Sensboy

Absolutely amazing interior. Great styling. Good driving experience. Great sizing for a smaller size car. Read More

2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Penny

Gorgeous car. Would be better with a moon/sun roof. Read More

Review By Phalafelz

You feel like you bought a car that’s worth at least twice as much. Amazing. Read More

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9PW914

I had a 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring and I loved it! Read More

Review By Seth

I love this Mazda! Im giving it a 4, though, as the USBs are underpowered so they barely charge the phone, which is true of all these year Mazdas, nor does it have GPS navigation. There is an upgrade ... Read More

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