2008 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Yet another engine failed
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2008 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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

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5 of 11 people found this review helpful
Yet another engine failed
By densem on

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2008 Mazda 3 New s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)

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"It must have love but it's over now..."Just as so many of them, my engine failed at just 28k very light miles. Bought the car used (Certified) at d Mazda dealership with only 19k miles. No warning signs, no lights, not even signs of oil consumption. Noticed a subtle rattling noise over 2500 RPM, took it to the dealer - death certificate issued in 2 hours. The car was still under Mazda power train warranty. Mazda Motors of America refused to honor it. Used top shelf synthetic oil, name-brand filters, never seen jiffy-lube places...kept all records and receipts and yet - warranty denied due to "lack of maintenance". Save yourself the trouble, do your research, on the 2.3l engine. Don't buy.

Best Features

Fun to drive, good looks, excellent handling, reasonable build quality.

Worst Features

Better engine, better paint, galvanized body panels. Most of all - customer service.
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