Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback

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2005 Mazda 3
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2005 Mazda 3

Pros

  • Fun-to-drive character, stylish interior design, strong engines, hatchback utility.

Cons

  • Ride might be too stiff for some, a few ergonomic quirks, tight rear legroom.

Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback for Sale

Mazda 3 2005 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
136,238 miles
Used 2005
Mazda 3
s
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Mazda 3 2005 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
89,104 miles
Used 2005
Mazda 3
s
List$6,645
Est.Loan: $136/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Good looks, strong engines and sharp handling add up to an economy car that feels anything but cheap.

2005 Highlights

All new for 2004, the Mazda 3 receives only minor changes for 2005. The four-door "i" model gets a new 15-inch wheel cover design, and Sirius Satellite Radio is now available on all models.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Mazda 3.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Find a better car for the money buy it!!
Sam,07/14/2008
Odometer just turned 61k. Has not been to the garage for anything. Stay below 70 MPH in the highway and you'll get 30+ MPG. Aside from the "cheapy" wiper blade used and easily worn seat upholstery, the car is still in perfect shape or showroom quality. It is fun to drive an a windy and twisty roads. It also goes 110 MPH+, just do it safely. I do my own maintenance and been using hi-grade synthetic oil and K&N air filter. If you can find a better car value than Mazda 3, buy it.. it will be hard to find one. PS, check your battery water periodically. Enjoy!
Good Value - All Around Car
davidej123,05/09/2012
I recently picked up a 2005 Mazda 3s, with the 5spd, as a grocery-getter / everyday workhorse. I wanted something versatile, reliable, and cheap to maintain, with above average city mpg. However, I also love driving, so I wanted to make sure it was still fun and very much a "driver's car". The 3s has been good-to-excellent on all counts. The shifter is superb. Somedays, I actually like it better than the shifter on my M5. The handling is precise, like a go-cart. The brakes are good. In combined driving, I average about 28-30mpg without fail. Typical trip to the pump is 11gals for 330mi. Decent - but if fuel economy is your absolute top priority, buy a Prius because it will crush this.
3 years of cross country driving
ellenmagellen,06/08/2009
Where should I begin? I think I've truly put my 2005 mazda3 hatchback to the test. I'm now 24 and I've put exactly 50,000 miles on my hatchie since 1-2006 packing up my life and somehow managing to get every box, bag and loose item into the back all 9 times; yes, I've lived a crazy past 3.5 years and yes I don't own any furniture hah and yes, this car is magical! I can't complain a second about my Mazda so far, have had no problems. I've kept up on my oil changes, got new tires last summer, and here I will now mention that I've put my hatchie through 3 brutal Michigan and Minnesota winters and the baby is still as good as new. I recommend the heck out of this car!
Mazda3 2.3L Engine Failure
bmpskier,07/05/2012
Heads up to all owners with Mazda 2.3L engines. I bought a 2005 Mazda3 with 110K km on the engine. It was in excellent condition inside and out having been maintained regularly per the Mazda recommendations. Less than 2500 km after I bought it it suddenly dropped 3L of oil in about 1500km. I had to spend 7K on a new engine having. There was no evidence of a leak or that it was burning oil. It just disappeared. I spoke to the service dept at the dealership and they told me that the 2004-2007 2.3L is prone to this problem and short of replacing the engine there is no fix other than to put in a heavier oil to slow consumption.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Mazda 3
Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback Overview

The Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback is offered in the following styles: s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and SP23 Special Edition 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback?

Save up to $349 on one of 2 Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of11/13/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • The Used 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback s is priced between $3,995 and$6,645 with odometer readings between 89104 and136238 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Mazda 3?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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