2005 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Quality plus Handling

2005 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


I drive 1000k a week and finally I have a car with great handling, comfort and good mileage. Have averaged 29.0 (accurate) for the the last 20k. The handling makes you feel like a professional driver. Brakes are awsome, but be careful of those tailgating SUVs. Ergonomics are best of any car I have owned and love the red interior lighting. So far NO costs above tire rotation and oil change. Fit, finish and interior quality that of a much more expensive car. Mazda 3 just got a good and recommended rating from the Insurance Institute for frontal crash. Safety extras are the collapsable brake pedal (in accidents), side and curtain air bags. What more could you want?

Best Features

Handling, braking and seating position. Engine torque in hills and highway cruising. Center console and dash layout. Interior lighting and headlight intensity. Very user friendly.

Worst Features

Headlights on timer that turn off after so many minutes. Doors that lock when car in motion.
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