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Mazda Mazda3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 148 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Mazda Mazda3

  • Good looks, strong engines and sharp handling add up to an economy car that feels anything but cheap.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun-to-drive character, stylish interior design, strong engines, hatchback utility.

  • Cons

    Ride might be too stiff for some, a few ergonomic quirks, tight rear legroom.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Mazda 3 is an all-new economy sedan and hatchback that replaces the Protege in Mazda's lineup.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (125 total reviews)


Love my car but beware

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Mazda3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

My car is the plain Jane type but it was still love at first sight. I bought it used and had trouble with the second day I had it. It's automatic and it would stall at every light or stop sign I hit. Mechanics suggested it was a faulty computer. Mazda told me unless I could prove it, it wouldn't be covered. Reset the computer and it seemed to be fine until I hit 133k kms. Then the transmisson blew. So now I'm stuck with a $2500 bill, AGAIN. I guess I got a lemon but most resellers don't even want to consider selling these transmissions anymore because they continue to come back on a regular basis. Also, the CD plyr is faulty and hates most CDS, old or new.




Best car ever!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Mazda3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car brand new 8 years ago and I can honestly say it has been the best car I've ever owned! Thus far the only things we've had to change on it have been the brakes and of course the tires. Anyway, great first time car for anyone! I will be trading up soon for a small SUV.



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Worst car i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Mazda3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Replaced the transmission. Twice. Motor "clicks," my mechanic thought it was going to throw a rod. Six months later, still clicking. Front end needed to be rebuilt at 102k. Roughest running four-cylinder I've ever seen. Dealer said that's a characteristic of the motor. Hunh.




Wonderful

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Mazda3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This has been a great family vehicle, it's reliable and extremely fun to drive. We've moved twice since we've owned it and could not believe how much we could cram inside. The interior cleans up nicely with a vacuum or carpet cleaning. The only issue we've had with the interior is that the cloth on one of the doors wasn't glued well.




Zoom zoom.....no rust.....rust....rust

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Mazda3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

A fun car to drive for the first four years. Rust started this winter and in a few short months has almost devoured the car. Not since my 71 Torino have I seen a vehicle rust so bad. I would never buy another




Perfect commuter

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Mazda3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Fun, reliable little car that looks good and scores outstanding fuel economy. For the first 1552.5 miles, I've used 49.19 gallons for an average 31.56 mpg. 6-disc changer, power moonroof, comfortable interior and civilized conveniences make this agile little pet an outstanding compromise of affordability and comfort. It's the perfect commuter, and value-priced.



Full 2004 Mazda Mazda3 Review

What's New for 2004

The Mazda 3 is an all-new economy sedan and hatchback that replaces the Protege in Mazda's lineup.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
/
  • 32
  • highway
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