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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Grand Touring Review
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
mazellal says:
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
Demiranda23 says:
a more sleek and sportier look. A fun and safe car for the family or for driving long distance.
vs2012 Hyundai Sonata
2012 Mazda MAZDA3 winning categories:
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring HatchbackReview
mazdaamanda writes:
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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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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Grand Touring HatchbackReview
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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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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring HatchbackReview
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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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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
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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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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand TouringReview
carrianne1103 writes:
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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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2022 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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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

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

2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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

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2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

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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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