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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Claire
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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I downsized from a mid size sedan. It's a little rough shifting in automatic when accelerating at low speeds (but I've always driven automatic cars). Loud on the highway which I may address by changing the hard tires and tiring up the radio. Acceleration is excellent and the car saved me from a potential bad accident the other day by helping me straighten out when a few cars had to brake hard on the highway. The interior is very comfortable and it definitely is fun to drive as others have said. Love it for city driving, not so much on long trips but overall very happy with the car.


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Love it...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Henry
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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Coming from a Honda Fit, this is a great step-up in terms of, well, everything except for ease of parking, although it's still pretty easy to park. Roomy in the front and rear, with enough cargo room, plenty of power for me (184 hp engine), and looks great outside and in. Controls and navigation instructions take some getting used to but are intuitive once you grasp it. Bluetooth does take a while to connect on startup and only sometimes resumes my phone music for some reason. From what others say, the tires are crap in the rain and are noisy. MPG in San Francisco is 23 without the Tech Package not driving conservatively, but that's in line with what I got in the fit (85% of advertised mpg, tons of traffic/hills, etc).


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The leader in the compact car segment.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Quoizimodo
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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback i Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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Maz 3 stands out above the rest of the crowd. Purchased a Maz 3 hatchback - 2.0 liter 155hp - Automatic transmission. Paid $ 17150 B4 taxes & license from a dealer in SFV. The competition: Toyota Corolla- Honda Civic-Nissan Sentra. The Maz 3 has more standard horsepower than any of the latter. It also gets better gas mileage per gallon than the last 3. The Corolla is too bland and has no character. The Civic has a CVT transmission. Driving with a CVT does not feel natural. It seems that it has a small perceptible lag from the throttle. And the Sentra appears to be made from the recycled bin. A sum of many parts that amounts to not much. The Maz 3 has a lil growl from its engine. Shifts are smooth and power is more than adequate. The exterior styling is what makes it stand out. With its long hood, it resembles a Jaguar E-type in hatchback form. Or an Infinity FX 35/45. Finally, at $17150 for the vehicle; it leaves everyone in the dust! Zoom, zoom!


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Great car, aweful bluetooth
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By M. Mayer
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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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The car is gorgeous, it drives great.The bluetooth was intermittently problematic from the beginning, then it got worse, not working at all. This is a known defect that has been going on for a few years on Mazda 3. Customer service from Mazda central is terrible. they make you come up to the service two times; one time to extract the bluetooth and get a part number, the next time they reinstall. It inconveniences customers, and they don't care. I'm now in the process of waiting for the new Bluetooth.


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New to Mazda -- VERY impressed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By R.A.
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2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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My first Mazda. I think I'm hooked! Very impressive car. Handling is great. Interior is very nice for the money. I really like the exterior design on the 3 Hatchback. When it comes time to replace our Saab 9-5 Wagon, the CX-5 will be at the top of the list. Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out how to justify buying an MX-5.


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