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2009 Mazda 3

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Mazda 3 a car to own
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By RB
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2009 Mazda 3 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car good price


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My Mazda 3 Experience
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By lbb4
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2009 Mazda 3 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Gas saver Fog Lights Sporty look


Worst Features

Build bumpers out of something other than plastic Upgrade quality of interior All of these need sunroofs


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Way Over Rated
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By natelogggg
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2009 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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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


Best Features

Sporty looks. Leather


Worst Features

Leaky sunroof poor quality interior poor quality suspension Just poor quality for the price.


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Long Term Honest Review
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By procritic
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2009 Mazda 3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Mazda 3 Hatchback

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




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Great Ride, Great Drive, Annoying Gas Cap...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jrslushy61
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2009 Mazda 3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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I have always been a Toyota admirer, until I saw the sharp styling of the Mazda 3, and once I noticed how highly rated they are and the gas mileage, I was interested. I got mine about 6 months ago, and I have loved it ever since. The only issue I had was with the dealership not wanting to replace the recalled gas cap. I had it too tight one time, and they had to take it off and I notified them of it and I was ignored. About a month later, (a week ago from now) it had broken off when I tried to fuel up. Other than this issue, I have been driving this car back and forth from home to class, and have had no other issues. The ride is very smooth, I get great gas mileage (23 city, 32 highway)


Best Features

Some of the best qualities of the Mazda 3 I would have to say would be: Great Handling, because when I drive this car, I have never had an issue, and the ride is always smooth. Stylish Appeal: It is a car that I am proud to show everyone, and I also get great gas mileage. Good Gas Mileage: As I stated before, I got great mileage for the s touring model. I don't sacrifice saving gas $, for speed. Acceleration: 156 hp may not seem like much, but I can get from 0 to 60 in no time at all for an affordable car. Overall Quality: I don't have to worry about cheap plastic interior, or poor design, or reliability. My car always starts, gets me where I need to go, and it is very nice to look at.


Worst Features

I only wish the gas mileage was better for a 2.3L. I was interested in the iGrandTouring, however, I simply could not pass up the deal I got. ($11,000) A better quality/ not-so-picky gas cap would be nice as well. It was the only frustration I've had with my car.I would have to say the engine is quite loud, I mean, I am used to now, however for awhile, It had me worried. My other suggestions would not so much refer to this year model, but to the current models, such as the "Smiley Face" on the front. Other than these improvements, I would have to say Mazda 3 is a very solid, reliable car. Good for both the traveling businessman, and for single people looking for a sharp ride


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