2012 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Grand Touring Review
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The 2012 Mazda gets great gas millage averaging around 41 mpg on the interstate but it rides terrible. This is not a good car for long trips.
vs2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD
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Front Seats Ranked 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD better.
"The Buick front seats are roomier and more comfortable."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD better.
"The Buick has much more cargo space"
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
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Great car. Drove Touring and Grand Touring trims. Both have the SkyActive engine. Seemed slightly underpowered with less pick-up than the Chevy Cruzes that I drove. Still a fun car to drive and would have purchased if I could have worked out a deal.
vs2011 Suzuki Kizashi
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vs2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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Power Ranked 2011 Suzuki Kizashi better.
"Suzuki has a more powerful engine for sure, but gets far lower gas mileage than Mazda3."
Handling Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze worse.
"Cruze seems to have a little better pickup/power, but he Mazda3 handled a little better. Not much different to be honest."
Handling Ranked 2011 Suzuki Kizashi worse.
"Seemed to handle better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
"Bigger trunk. Rear seats fold down if/when longer items need to be hauled."
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
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a more sleek and sportier look. A fun and safe car for the family or for driving long distance.
vs2012 Hyundai Sonata
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring HatchbackReview
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Woohoo! — 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. I really got a great deal on this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty Styling!

Cons: None

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
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Better Than Basic Honda/toyotas — 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 other cars like this for price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great car good gas mileage

Cons: need more room in back seats

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Zoom Zoom With Some Issues That Can Easily Be Overlooked. — As stated car is really fun to drive--though it would be better if I had more room. Smooth shifting six speed manual transmission. There is a little road noise, but overall the ride is faily comfortable if a little cramped, but doesn't really affect me too much as I mainly use it for short runs back and forth to work and around the neighborhood. Decent gas mileage as previously stated and the price was right.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Car has great handling, fun to drive six speed manual, great gas mileage, looks very stylish, and is laid out well.

Cons: Too small for a 6ft3 driver, no room in the back seats, a little bit of road noise, evethough I get nice 30 mpg gas mileage overall--not really near what is advertised.

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Zoom Zoom 3 Is Fun To Drive — No space for rear passengers, console area very limited for storage, mileage is good, but not what's advertised, need more leg and head room for tall drivers, otherwise a nice car at a very reasonable price! Decent acceleration and fun six speed make the car fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles well, good gas mileage, peppy, 6 speed is fun to drive, nice styling

Cons: Just enough head/leg room for a tall, 6'3" dude.  A little road noise

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
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A Great Car To Get To And Back From Work — A great car to get to and back from work - The new SkyActiv technology is incredible. I have driven 250 miles 80% highway 20% city and am averaging 39 MPG! I love the Mazda3 styling inside and out. The color is beautiful. Inside everything is really great too. I am learning all about the Bluetooth system and Its amazing being able to play my music over the stereo as well and send and receive calls. The handling is outstanding as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The car handles great on the road, has surprisingly good power for a four cylinder.

Cons: It's a great commuting car, but if you are 6 feet tall or more it may be a little tight.

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A Great Car To Get To And Back From Work — The new SkyActiv technology is incredible. I have driven 250 miles 80% highway 20% city and am averaging 39 MPG! I love the Mazda3 styling inside and out. The color is beautiful. Inside everything is really great too. I am learning all about the Bluetooth system and Its amazing being able to play my music over the stereo as well and send and receive calls. The handling is outstanding as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The car handles great on the road, has surprisingly good power for a four cylinder.

Cons: It's a great commuting car, but if you are 6 feet tall or more it may be a little tight.

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Miss It! I Wish Bmw Made It! — This car was awesome. Massive bang for the buck. Purchased two new in a row, a 2011 a 2013 and was planning on getting the 2014. Secretly regret going with the luxury car I chose. I wish BMW made this car, I'd still have it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I loved everything about this car. The technology, seamless, nav, bluetooth phone and music. Interior and exterior, sleek and stylish. Bells and whistles, has all of them, useful and well thought out. Stereo the best stock stereo ever, 10 Bose speakers. Power, you only have to hint subtly to get a satisfying response. Back seat, who cares I never sit back there. Cargo, more than sufficient even without folding the back seat down.

Cons: Road noise if no music playing

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2015 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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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

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

2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Economical, Fun-to-drive, Good Value, Reliable By pwilkins

I drive 120 miles daily to and from work in Boston, MA. Most is at highway speeds though there is city driving as well. I could scarcely ask for a better car for my purposes. Winter tires make it u... Read More

Great Car To Drive By matthewendo

Really like the car as it's fun to drive with it maneuverability. Its also easy to drive as well and girls like it too. So it's a good babe magnet. Also it's got sleek lines and is absolutely gorgeous... Read More

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