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Love my M3
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By Ed
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Vehicle

2009 Mazda 3 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My Mazda M3 is more than I could ask for in value. As a previous Protege Owner the M3 is great. I am having problems with the clutch pedal position and think other comments about finding the gears is from the pedal being too far forward and you have to lift your from the left side foot rest. I am looking for an alternate pedal or will actually modify it myself. The pedal needs to be further back behind the foot rest so you can pivot with your heal, and not have to lift your foot forward and bring your knee up. That is why people are having a hard time finding the gear because they are clutching the way they should but the throw is off on the pedal/


Best Features

Suspension and acceleration with a standard and small litre motor. The design is great, and dashboard instruments awesome.


Worst Features

Clutch pedal needs to be modified for correct throw. Pedal is too far forward.


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typical mazda, great for the $$
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By mike w
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2009 Mazda 3 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Have owned a number of Mazdas over the yrs, all good except the American built 1999 626 - it was junk. Mazda 3 is recommended by me and i do lots of driving. problems ... rear view mirror set too low from dealership, almost wrote off car on third day due to blind spot ... hesitates on a damp mornings going up hills. dealership said knew nothing about it, until i gave them a list of 4 other mazda owners with same problem, and they admitted they all do it. I can live with it, but am careful to put in decent brand name gas, that helps. .... seats are a bit worn after 18 months and underside of glove box all scratched otherwise, its fantastic, too bad they changed the body style this yr


Best Features

fav features, decent stereo system, good gas mileage, people always comment that it looks great. fits the family, and i look good driving by myself. no blind spots and fun to drive. looks like its worth more than it it. really good car.


Worst Features

fix the hesitation on the cold mornings going up inclines, you know they all do it, so fix it.


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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Exterior Design
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By Jimmy P
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Vehicle

2009 Mazda 3 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I got the '09 M3i, 2.0 manual. I deliver pizza and do a lot of driving. I've driven nice cars; a porche, some bmw's and a few other nice cars so I'm trying to be completely objective with my review and will break down my scoring on the scale above. Performance: zippy, but not real fast, can't hang with the big boys but the handling is superb, which brought the score up to a 7/10. Comfort: I drive for HOURS! I'm never uncomfortable. 7/10. Fuel economy: I avg 27 mpg...depending on the use of AC and if i'm driving like a maniac which i sometimes do. 350-290 miles per tank.(usually around 320). 7/10. Fun to drive: that the handling is so surprisingly responsive combined


Best Features

with decent acceleration and power the whole seems greater than the sum of it's parts and is a joy to drive. 8/10. Interior design: handsome, well put together and steering wheel cd/radio controls make it feel better than what you payed for it. needs more though. 7/10. Exterior design


Worst Features

that's subjective as everyone has their own tastes, but I find the front beautiful...the back is ok, kinda stubby but overall an attractive vehicle. 7/10. Build quality And Reliability: 9/10. I put 10,000 miles on it, drive it every day and drive it hard and have not had one single problem.


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2009 mazda3 2.0L 5spd
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By joey
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2009 Mazda 3 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It seems to be a great little car. I purchased it because its a bargain. I won't mention what I paid for it, but I will say it was more than $2,000 less than the corolla, and the cobalt. Interior and exterior are better looking than the aforementioned vehicles. The gas mileage could be better.


Best Features

The 5spd manual has an awesome feel and near perfect gear ratios. The steering is very responsive, and has a nice feel. Fun To Drive


Worst Features

A 6th gear would be nice to improve fuel economy.


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