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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

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You'll never want to buy another car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By hmarie23
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I owned my 2005 Mazda3i for just over a year before it was totaled. I'm still mourning the loss of this car & with any luck will purchase another soon. I bought my mazdda3 used with 100,000 miles and drove it for 22,000 more. This car is extremely reliable, never had any problems with it (which is great since it had been in 2 minor accidents before I got it). Gas mileage was excellent -mostly highway driving usually got around 30 mpg which is great for a college student's budget! My only complaint (aside from the lack of any real space needed when I was moving) was that around 110,000 miles it began to shake when it idled, before that it was smooth sailing. You can't go wrong buying this car


Favorite Features

My mazda3 was a shiftable automatic, which is a fun feature I havn't seen in other cars that I looked at.


Suggested Improvements

This car could use more back seat leg room, or more room in general. Definitely not a car for anyone who has frequent backseat riders.


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Mazda 3 SP23 Manual
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By landj6
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan SP23 Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my car in 2005 new with 33 miles on it. I love my car!! Today it has 191,000 and not a single problem with it! I have kept up with the oil changes and have done some work, changed belts, plugs, ect. just as a preventative. I put gas in it, change the oil, change the tires and drive the crap out of it! I'm not easy on cars, as you can tell from the 191,000 miles on it in 6 years! I recently have been thinking about trading it in for an SUV, but just can't part with my awesome car yet!


Favorite Features

heated leather seats, bose system, the power for a 4 cyl. gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

windows whistle just a little when you go faster than 95 mph... haha!


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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 Mazda3 Sedan 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


Favorite Features

Fun to drive. Highway comfort


Suggested Improvements

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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Not Bad!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By flow_motion
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought a used automatic Mazda 3 Sedan January of last year. It had about 103,000 KM. One year later, it's now at 123,000 KMS +... This car rocks! It's been very reliable, has caused me no trouble. The dealership have been extremely curtious, and polite. I'll definitely buy another Mazda! I agree with one person though, the accessories at the dealership are way over priced. Nonetheless, this car definitely packs in the "zoom zoom". The auto transmission should've been 5 speed rather then 4. Gas mileage in the city isn't good for a 4 cyl engine. Those are the negs... The pos outweigh the negs 10 fold! Love the red interior lights!


Favorite Features

Red Interior Lights Reliable Price


Suggested Improvements

they need 5 speed automatic engine Better gas mileage better/more powerful car lighter Include a GPS Windsheild wipers (the first setting is way too slow, and the 2nd is way too fast. They need a middle of those 2 options!)


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Has everything
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By dodo
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased this car new. Has everything one could want: -Great gas mileage avg 32mpg -Room for the family -Slick -and I mean slick!- manual shifter -Fun to drive -Reliable (have not had a single problem)


Favorite Features

Manual shifter - super intuitive, it guides you into the next gear and fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

Work on reducing roadnoise


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