2009 Mazda 3 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
This car is very good I've owned it for 8 months now n I haven't had any problems only thing I replace was two engine mounts and a belt tensioner n I gas up and go and I bout it with 73k on it n now it's a good car n great on gas I average 32mpg
I have owned a Mazda 3 for 2 years now. I can't complain much because it has been a reliable car. It is definitely NOT a family car but when we bought it we jumped quick because our other car was dying. The air conditioner is very sub-par, heat is good. Drives good, Interior is made fairly cheap as we have had several things break. Overall good car-I would recommend this car for a single person or a couple with no kids.
Build bumpers out of something other than plastic
Upgrade quality of interior
All of these need sunroofs
2009 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
The build quality seems cheap. It feels like some one built it out of legos. Lots of road noise, and not very comfortable. Best gas milage was 26 mpg. The suspension is rickety as well. Within 3000 miles, it was in the dealership because it was pulling to the right. They did the alignment for me and sent me on my way. A month later I had it back in for the same issue. This time I was accused of putting the car in the ditch since they found mud under the fenders. I live a mile up a dirt road, and it rains alot. The dealer tried saying that this is not normal wear and tear. After an argument and a threat to call BBB, they fixed it again. Now the transmission is shifting hard. Car has 60k mile
poor quality interior
poor quality suspension
Just poor quality for the price.
Pros: Styling and Handling Mechanical Reliability Convenient Hatch Roomy
Cons: Cheap Interior Carpet Difficult to clean ! Black plastic has a bleached white look from ONLY using proper Dash + Interior cleaners Original Tires worn out at 20,000
Instrument Cluster Dash visibility is Poor Steering wheel may block view of Gauges for short people Snow belt driving - premature rusting of rear quarter panels and brake rotors Road noise due to cheap tires