2012 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews

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    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback Review
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    35

    Beautiful, Fun Driving Machine! — The car accelerates really smoothly, and has a great engine! We bought the S model because the acceleration was more smooth than the i versions (we felt they were jumpy/lurchy). I love the color of Blue our car came in, it glows different colors in different light, which is absolutely beautiful. Also, unlike a lot of other new cars we test drove, the Mazda's don't smell like plastic/vinyl chemicals. They just smell clean, and of new leather! I love all the features on the car, including the auto-leveling xenon headlamps, rain sensor for the windshield wipers, and the bling-spot monitoring system. It is so much easier to drive because of these features! This car feels truly luxurious, and if I need a car again in the future, it will definitely be a Mazda! Zoom zoom! :)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Love this car, it drives amazingly, much like a luxury car. I'd compare it to the feel of driving a BMW. It is cute, but sporty, comfortable, and has TONS of features I love!

    Cons: Small back seats... adults have a hard time fitting. Similarly, small trunk. It is much smaller in capacity for hauling than our old 2008 Mazda 3 hatchback. Also, this car is expensive for being a Japanese car.

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    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport Review
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    Great Hatchback — This car is quite a nice machine. I have owned it for about a year and a half, and have nothing negative to report. 40,000 km's and it gets over 500 kms per fillup, all city driving. Tight, responsive car.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Amazing fuel efficiency, great looks and style.

    Cons: Very little rear seat legroom

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    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Review
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    Miss It Already, Impressive Bang For The Buck, Seamless Technology, Clean Lines — This is a great a car. I really just don't think there is another option in this class that comes close to offering what the Mazda3 s Grand Touring offers in every way. The Mazda3 s Grand Touring a well styled auto, nice lines, sophisticated to the eye,not over-styled, uncluttered and well pieced together exterior.Compared to all other's, really impressed with the technology, it's seamless, user friendly, and purposeful. The Mazda3 s Grand Touring get's up and goes when you want it to, no problem, it's a sporty little dude for sure, manual tranny much fun to drive. The sound system rocks, 10 Bose speakers and factory amp. Very cool interior design, especially the blue lighting. Very useful, well designed safety features through the use of hardware and technology, love the blind spot indicator, adaptive headlights.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I loved this car, I actually purchased two in two years. I was planning on buying the 2014, but bought a BMW instead. I have mixed feelings about the Beamer. Several key features important to my driving experience the BMW does not have.

    Cons: I just really can't think of anything negative, oh, the climate controlled A/C does not really meet expectations. The car is a compact so not really large enough cabin space to divide the climate. Does blow exceedingly cold. A "I'm about to back into something" alert would be nice.

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    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Review
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    Overall Impression Is Great. — This is the perfect car for long trips as well as inter-city driving. It provides great mileage over the road and in the city while maintaining a comfortable ride. the truck is fairly large for a small sized car. I would also recommend buying the life time warranty. It is well worth the extra $1200-$1500. That is if you plan on keeping the car for an extended period of time.

    Pros: Gas mileage is the best I've seen for this type of car. Very comfortable for this size car. Bose speaker system is the best sound. minimal maintenance (oil changes, etc).

    Cons: Front seats could be slightly wider for broader individuals. Factory recommended oil is hard to find and relatively expensive. However, oil changes are recommended at 7,000-10,000 miles.

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    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Hatchback Review
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    Economical And Environmentally Sound, But Still Fun. — The shifting and steering is definitely Miata inspired. This along with some decent cargo capacity and gas mileage are the finest points to this car. Oh, and the value is hard to beat when anything worth buying is closer or over 20K.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 6 speed shifting fun, very comfortable for a such a compact car.  It has all the room and features I need.  The bluetooth/smartphone integration is way superior to Honda's.  Base model has USB and aux too.

    Cons: Very small and hard to capture the EPA mileage ratings.  The 2012 Honda CR-V is farther off the EPA mark though.  Seems like false advertising to me, they're down-right lying to consumers.

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    2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Grand Touring Review
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    Awsome Cost Efficient Car For Daily Commuting — I've received lots of compliments from friends and random people at the gas pump about how nice this car looks. It is fun to drive, gets an average 33mpg around town and around highway mpg. It is a little tight if you try to put people with longer legs in the back seats though

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks nice, handles well, decent acceleration, great gas mileage

    Cons: limited back-seat legroom and trunk space

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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

    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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