2006 Mazda Mazda3 2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Lots of Zoom for a
ADVERTISEMENT

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback - Consumer Review

2006 Mazda Mazda3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

Average Consumer Rating

322 Total Reviews

All Models

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
ADVERTISEMENT
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
Lots of Zoom for a few $
By John Pauza on

Vehicle

2006 Mazda Mazda3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Amazing performance and content for the price, proof that economy transport doesn't have to mean boring and cheap. Great brakes (standar ABS) with precise steering and well tuned underpinnings make this a serious drivers car. Visually STUNNING! Cool mica paint, big 17" alloys with 50 series rubber, aggressive aero styling, and the nifty rear hatch make the 3 a real attention getter. Inside, Love the wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, light clutch and a shifter that glides through gears like a knife through butter. Opt for the 5 speed (the sport stick auto moves up to shift down}. Good goin' Mazda, now how about a little better seats, AWD and another 50 or so horses? A budget Beemer?

Favorite Features

Handling, fun to drive and reasonable economy. Jazzy looks and styling.

Suggested Improvements

Better seats, AWD, 6 speed and more HP and torque. A few controls are sorta goofy, (audio system)? And who thought up moving the sport shift forward to shift up and back to shift down? Weird! (I went for the slick and more logical 5 speed for that reason). But, I'm nit-picking again.
Recommend (0) (1)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411