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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2006 Mazda 3 Sedan

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Poor gas milage
4 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By lordmetalz28
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

although i love everything about this car. i bought it for the gas milage and the gas mileage is disgusting. so now im locked into a 5 year 13k mistake.


Best Features

everything but the gas milage


Worst Features

gas milage


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Fanatastic Car!!
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By afranchuk993
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is fantastic! Never gives me any problems! The seats are extremely comfy no matter how long the drive. The fuel economy has been great (about 25-28 mpg) It also has a HUGE glove compartment and huge trunk. There is so much storage space! For some reason mine vibrates when idling at a red light and jerks when going from the 3rd to 4th gear. It never has left me stranded anywhere, but when my mother drove it in the winter it left her stranded at safeway and also overheated. But I have never once had a problem. But my mothers 2007 Mazda 3 GT is smooth, runs fantastic and never has a problem. These are great cars and I would suggest buying one!


Best Features

Huge glove compartment, Fun to drive, Speedy, Comfortable seating


Worst Features

Maybe better fuel economy...


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Great Car for the Money
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By Ryan
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Out of college was on a budget of 15k. Bought a 2006 Mazda 3 with 45k miles on it for 12k, 14k after financing and taxes. Bought the 2.3 version, and it has been an excellent car. Great pick up for a 4 cyl. Handling is amazing, easily equals the maxima i had to trade in. Gas mileage leaves something to be desired (i average about 25). leather is fake feeling, but hey, heated leather for a 14k car isn't bad. on board GPS is ok but outdated. Bose sound system is nice but not as good as i expected (again 14k). sun roof is a nice touch. lacks torque to put you back in your seat. if you are a looking for a great, reliable, go-kart like car to drive for under 16k, look for used mazda3.


Best Features

heated (but not the leather) seats, gps, Bose, surprising pick up (but still a 4 cyl), GREAT handling, Bose, sun roof, very reasonable price


Worst Features

honestly, what could you improve without charging more? perfect balance of cost and performance.


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Interesting
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By i love this car
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this car back in 2006 and the only real problem I have had is the tires.


Best Features

I love the way this car moves, great on corners.


Worst Features

the gas can be better, maybe a little more room in the back seat, better tires! and a trunk opener oh yeah and the bright orange lights is a little disturbing.


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Reliable, Safe, and a FUN CAR TO OWN!
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By WB3Jay
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this car brand new (coming out of a Mazda Millenia) with 7 miles on it. 5 years and 120,000+ miles later I am still a proud owner. This is one reliable car with nothing needing replacing with the exception of normal wear and tear items (I went 115k on the original front brake pads!). I've been through 2 sets of tires and 2 rear brake jobs that's it. It is so much fun to drive and that means a lot to someone who spends a lot of time in their car. Gas mileage has been around 25 mpg.


Best Features

Zippiness, reliability, sporty look


Worst Features

No trunk button on remote (addressed in later years), flimsy carpeting around dead pedal area, floor mats wear in the heel area.


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