Is the 2013 Mazda3 I SV a good reliable first car?

Asked by Jul 13, 2014 at 12:38 PM about the 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 i SV

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have been shopping for my first car for over two months now and came across the 2013
Mazda3 I SV. It is a four door sedan with a 2.0L I4 DI engine. The car currently has a little
over 36,000 miles on it and has never been in an accident. They are selling it to me for
$13,500 before taxes. First of all is this a good price for this car? Ive done a lot of research
online with use of Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds and everything checks out but I am still
nervous about making such a large purchase. Also are Mazda's known for being reliable
and cost effective cars? Is maintenance on Mazda3 expensive compared to other cars in
its class?

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If you checked kbb and edmunds already, those are good sources on prices. Mazda3's are decent cars and not a lot to maintain. Seems you did your homework already, so get out and test drive a few to see which one your really like. For piece of mind, have a mechanic look your car over before purchase, most dealers will let you do this. It's a small fee but worth it in the end, especially if they find some hidden damage.

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