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By seth
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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A blast to drive, between 31-35 mpg on highway 29 city, sporty, nimble, fun!


Best Features

Front exterior, looks really muscular, the shifter, really smooth.


Worst Features

Keyless trunk release.


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Best choice for compact sedan
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By Kayla
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 3 Memorial Day Weekend and I couldn't be happier! I traded in an '03 Civic LX coupe and was looking for a 4 door that had that "sporty" look. I didn't like the look of the Civic sedan or the redesigned Jetta. I had a '97 626 and was already impressed with Mazda as a manufacturer. In my opinion the 3 will probably replace the Jetta as a sporty, powerful compact sedan. Quality parts, smooth, quick pickup in the 2.3, very attractive inside and out. The sport automatic is a great plus for moving in/out of traffic. I wanted a red car but did NOT want a light interior so the black w/red detail in the seats was another plus. The only con to consider is the rear leg room (tight for long legs).


Best Features

Smooth, quick gear shift/pickup, quality interior parts, "European-like" look, good fuel economy.


Worst Features

Only power outlet is cigarette lighter, rear leg room, very sensitive CD player.


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By RoNuS
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I put a lot of miles on my car a year; in my 7 1/2 months of ownership I have logged 22,000 miles on the car thus far. This car is a blast to drive; it's nice to just turn the stereo off, roll the windows down, and listen to the engine while driving.


Best Features

5 speed automatic, sunroof, projector- style headlamps.


Worst Features

Little more HP out of the 2.3 engine. The 2.3 (PZEV) is rated at 153 whereas the 2.0 (PZEV) is 148. The 2.3 should be putting out a little more power.


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By JT in SC
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Updating my earlier review: I have had my Mazda 3 i Touring (with manual transmission) for six months now (just over 7500 miles). I am still very happy. Fuel economy has actually gotten better! And that's with running the A/C much more. I am getting around 31-32 around town and 34-35 on the highway. It is still a solid performer and just as much fun to drive.


Best Features

Fun to drive factor, audio controls on steering wheel (they are very addicting, I am constantly looking for them when I'm driving another car).


Worst Features

Trunk release on keys.


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By shpage
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2006 Mazda 3 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We are so happy with our new Mazda. We wouldn't of thought that our Mazda would make such a difference in our lives. We absolutely love driving it and going for car rides. It is exactly of what we wanted from a car and now we would recommend it for anyone to own. We will have this car for a long time. It drives so smooth and has power when it needs to go. It looks sporty enough plus it's economical. I drive it to and from work and get about 35 mpg on a 5 speed transmission. We are so happy with it and wouldn't trade it for the world.


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