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2005 Mazda 3 - Consumer Reviews

2005 Mazda 3

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Over 300,000 miles still going
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Lori
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2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my Mazda 3, I have over 300,000 miles b on the engine still going.
2005 model 2.3


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Been great so far!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By nathanh2
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2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought it used with 46,000. It now has 58,000 and I have had no problems with it what so ever. Gas mileage has been pretty good although the car is small and I would expect it to get better. But other than that it has been golden. No mechanical problems. Turns on a dime. Rides beautifully on the highway.

Put good tires on it if you haven't already. I had the Eagle RS-A and as soon as I switched them out the car was much quieter and rode a lot smoother.

A/C can be a little weak. But it seems to do fine if you turn it up another notch.

All around a very good car. I am very happy with it and I don't expect that to change


Best Features

Fun to drive. Highway comfort


Worst Features

Gas mileage I guess. Although it really is not that bad Put good tires on it. Depending on where you live. I live in Wisconsin and Put ContiExtremeContact on there and i love them


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I LOVE this car
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By cyn
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2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car in college over 5 years ago and put 85,000 miles on it - no mechanical problems whatsoever. It's extremely reliable, inexpensive to maintain, handles well, plenty of storage area, and has good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Road noise


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Well Done!
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By J Delo
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2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I have an 05 Mazda 3 S and I just hit 170,000 miles. I purchased my Mazda new in Nov of 04. I am a rough on the vehicles I use and I needed something that could handle my "abuse". The Mazda 3 stood up to the test. I have literally run the engine to its limits. Note that even though I am bad about performing regular maintenance, the Mazda still survived and continued to run well. I thought in the beginning that this vehicle may not handle me as an owner. I am proud to say Bravo Mazda 3! Well done!


Best Features

Sporty, great gas mileage, fun and reliable.


Worst Features

I have seen the changes that Mazda has made on the 3 since 2005 and I would say that those changes addressed my "cosmetic" and "functional" issues.


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Work of Beauty!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Victor
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2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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The Mazda3 is just a fun drive. It doesn't just get you from point A to point B, it makes you want to go to point B. while some might see that as a problem, i think the worst part about this car is that you just want to keep driving. A lot of the reviews you read online say that they don't like the engine noise when your accelerating. But i see this as a plus, since it only gets loud when your trying to go fast. The Mazda3 makes 120mph feel like 40 and handles like it to. Great car great buy, I'd recommend it to anyone.


Best Features

Handling, Comfort, Design, Color


Worst Features

Antenna maybe to long


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