2005 Mazda Mazda3 2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - cheap thrills
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback - Consumer Review

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By Isenbergh on

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2005 Mazda Mazda3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

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I was looking for a small wagon, but what sold me on this car was how much more fun it was to drive than its competitors (Subaru, Scion, Toyota). Steering, braking, throttle response and shifting remind me of a good sports car. I replaced the stock tires with Toyo TS-1 ultra performance ones and the handling got even better. Otherwise the car seems solid but unspectacular: engine is smooth, linear and quick, but no scorcher; ride is quite firm; seats are sturdy & supportive, but plain; fit, finish & ergonomic design are very good. Audio and AC good for economy class. Rear seats tight but serviceable. Cargo area adequate for a big dog. Highway mileage 35 at 65mph. Nice dash.

Favorite Features

Fabulous handling; lovely leather steering wheel; great turning radius; huge glove compartment.

Suggested Improvements

Clutch action could be a little shorter; make traction control & ESC available; AC & audio panel could be more intuitive.
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