Used 2006 Mazda 3

$3,500 - $5,077
2006 Mazda 3

2006 Highlights

For 2006, the Mazda 3 benefits from the addition of variable valve timing to the 2.0-liter engine and the availability of a five-speed automatic transmission on models with the 2.3-liter engine. Additionally, the 2.3-liter engine is now PZEV-certified in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. Models with air conditioning get a pollen filter and outside temperature display on the center console. ABS and variable-intermittent front wipers become part of the standard features list for all 2.3-liter models. Also, a couple of new Touring trims are added to the lineup.


  • Superbly refined suspension, steering and brakes, sharp styling inside and out, smooth engines, excellent build and materials quality, hatchback utility.


  • Ride might be a tad stiff for some, tight rear legroom, so-so fuel economy with 2.3-liter engine.

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Used 2006 Mazda 3 for Sale

Mazda 3 2006 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M) Black Mica Black cloth152,243 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s Touring
Est.Loan: $104/mo
Mazda 3 2006 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M) 129,000 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $113/mo
Auto Import Center
16.7 mi away
Mazda 3 2006 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M) Titanium Gray Metallic Black/Red cloth187,534 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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2006 MAZDA MAZDA3 Front with powerful 2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl w/variable valve engine and driven only 187534 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 240-720-5555

Titanium Gray Metallic Black/Red cloth128,116 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Black Mica Black/Red cloth120,275 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Black/Blue cloth117,770 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Velocity Red Mica Black/Red cloth100,128 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $120/mo
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Mazda3 s 5-Speed Automatic Electronic Sport CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Odometer is 22291 miles below market average! 31/25 Highway/City MPG Audi Silver Spring Pre-Owned Sales is proud to offer this vehicle for sale with a 30 day/1,000 mile warranty. It has been meticulously inspected, maintained and well priced. Call or click and you will experience a better WAY to buy. Print this listing and receive an additional $200 OFF the Special Internet Sale Price. Pre-Owned Internet Value Pricing is achieved by polling over 20,000 pre-owned websites hourly. This ensures that every one of our customers receives real time Value Pricing on every pre-owned vehicle we sell. *See Dealer For Details* *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Titanium Gray Metallic Black cloth177,653 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s Grand Touring
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Titanium Gray Metallic Black/Red cloth121,858 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s Touring
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Pride Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
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Black Mica Beige cloth144,744 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3i
Est.Loan: $74/mo
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Copper Red Mica Black/Red cloth119,383 miles
Used 2006Mazda 3s
Est.Loan: $112/mo
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
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Features & Specs

i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower150 hp @ 6500 rpm160 hp @ 6500 rpm150 hp @ 6500 rpm160 hp @ 6500 rpm160 hp @ 6500 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Awesome Sedan, Great Value
I have had this car for a year and a half now and I really like it a lot. It feels like I'm driving a sports car because of the pep and the great handling. It has 90k miles on it and in the time I've had it I haven't had to do anything other than regular maintenance. It is very reliable and I don't mind that it doesn't get great gas mileage (I average 25 - 28 mpg with a mix of city/highway) because it is so fun to drive. The sporty/luxury mix is perfect. In the snow and ice, one must be careful of the pep and be easy on the gas pedal when accelerating after stopping, but other than that, I've had no problems driving it in the snow.
The little Mazda that could
I'm not quite sure if I would have been as happy with a lower level of trim, but since my concern was having a dedicated onboard GPS system as opposed to an add-on unit I found myself having to purchase my Mazda 3 with the Grand Touring option package. I thought leather seats (heated) were a waste of money until I used them for a while, then i found the material quality and heat feature to be worth the cost. The upgraded Bose audio system is superb, out performing sound systems in many costlier cars I've been in. The four cylinder engine performs flawlessly and although it isn't the most powerful plant on the market it is adequate for the size of the Mazda 3, only being taxed when climbing long inclines. My car is equipped with the standard 5 speed manual transmission so I can't speak to how the 2.3L engine performs when backed by an automatic transmission. My only complaint about the powertrain is that the hydraulic clutch is too soft for my taste. Having other manual transmission cars with conventional and cable actuated clutches presents no problems for me, but after having owned my 3 since new in 2006 I STILL occasionally stall the car when coming off the clutch from a dead stop, making me feel like a newbie (which I certainly am not). Above all, the BEST feature of this car, and another one I thought would be insignificant, are the rain sensing windshield wipers. A friend had told me that this feature on his BMW seems to think faster than he does, actuating the wipers when a truck splashed him in traffic. I didn't quite believe this until it happened to me, and I'll be damned, those wipers really DO come on at high speed just as your brain tells you to hit the switch. Having this feature in an economy classed car is fantastic, and needless to say I've been spoiled now and want these wipers in every car I own from here on. I've driven 85,000 event free miles in my Mazda 3 with only oil changes, front struts and tire replacements in those miles. The front struts needed replacement around 50k along with the lower control arms, which I thought were worn out way too early. Shortly following those repairs the car needed rear brakes, and I changed the fine wire spark plugs at that time also because I feel weird letting them go to 100,000 miles. Recently the car needed lower control arms again, and something in the rear of the car is making a clunking noise over bumps that was traced to a worn sway bar mount. The car has developed a nasty habit of randomly setting a P0171 (lean fuel trim) code that I haven't been able to track down, but the car drives and performs well otherwise. Overall this car is a solid performer, handling and braking very nicely, and returning great gas mileage when driven on the highway. As with the other Asian cars in my household I'm dismayed to find the rubber products like engine mounts and suspension components wearing too quickly, but guess this is how money is saved in the long run by car companies. Buy a Mazda 3 and enjoy ease of parking, a decent hauling capacity, and the Zoom Zoom thrill of driving excitement while your money stays in your pocket as you avoid expensive repair costs.
Very impressed!!
This is my first Mazda that I have ever owned, and words cannot express how pleased I have been with it. I bought the car with 52,000 miles on it, and now have 180,000 miles. I have only had to put on one set of tires, 1 set of front rotors and 2 sets of front brake pads. Outside of that, just oil changes. This car has been very reliable in every aspect. I can honestly say that I don't have any complaints about it at all. I drive 120 miles round trip to work, and this car has been a joy. I avg 31-32 mpg with winter gas and 33-35 mpg with summer gas. I have been doing some early searching for my next car, and a newer Mazda 3 will definitely be on my list of vehicles to consider.
Used 2006 Mazda 3 Overview

The Used 2006 Mazda 3 is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Mazda 3?

Save up to $192 on one of 12 Used 2006 Mazda 3 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,500 as of 07/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Mazda 3 trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 s is priced between $4,000 and $6,999 with odometer readings between 100128 and 187534 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 s Touring is priced between $4,995 and $5,077 with odometer readings between 121858 and 152243 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 i is priced between $3,590 and $3,590 with odometer readings between 144744 and 144744 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring is priced between $3,500 and $3,500 with odometer readings between 177653 and 177653 miles.

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