Used 2006 Mazda 3

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2006 Mazda 3
List price range
$2,499 - $5,990

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2006 Mazda 3 for Sale

Mazda 3 2006 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
187,534 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
s
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
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
Mazda 3 2006 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
76,641 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
s Touring
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2006 Mazda3 s Touring Hatchback was recently traded and is currently going through our Brown's inspection. Please call for additional information.
Mazda 3 2006 s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
121,872 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
s Touring
Pride Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Visit Pride Auto Sales online at prideautosalesva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-642-4944 today to schedule your test drive.
Mazda 3 2006 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
90,229 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
s Touring
List$4,895
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Dealer Notes
17%2522 Alloy Wheels,Reclining Sport Front Bucket Seats,Cloth-Trimmed Seat Upholstery,AM/FM/CD Audio System w/Digital Clock,Moonroof & 6-CD Package,In-Dash 6-Disc CD Changer %28Modular Audio%29,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,6 Speakers,Air Conditioning,Front Bucket Seats,Leather Shift Knob,Spoiler,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Bodyside moldings,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Variably intermittent wipers,Front beverage holders,Front Center Armrest w/Storage
Mazda 3 2006 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
109,247 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
i Touring
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
List$3,990
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
2006 MAZDA MAZDA3I, VIN%3A JM1BK12F961450694, SEDAN 4 DR, 2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V, GASOLINE, FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, LOCAL PA MAZDA, CLEAN CARFAX, LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT, SERVICED, NEW PA STATE INSPECTION, COMES WITH WARRANTY CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFO%2521%2521 FREE CARFAX REPORT AND ADDITIONAL PICTURES AVAILABLE AT WWW.MASICMOTORS.COM
Mazda 3 2006 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
191,265 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$2,499
Est.Loan: $51/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
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Mazda 3 2006 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
170,383 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
s
List$3,991
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Mazda 3 2006 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
165,076 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$4,800
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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Dealer Notes
Recent Arrival%2521 CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.Rally White 2006 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring FWD 4-Speed Automatic Electronic Sport with Overdrive 2.0L 4-Cylinder SMPI DOHC ABS/Side Airbag/SAC Package,Moonroof & 6-CD Package,6 Speakers,AM/FM radio,AM/FM/CD Audio System w/Digital Clock,CD player,Air Conditioning,Rear window defroster,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Anti-Lock Brake System %28ABS%29,Dual front impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Occupant sensing airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power Sliding-Glass Moonroof w/Interior Sunshade,Panic alarm,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Power door mirrors,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Passenger vanity mirror,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Cloth-Trimmed Seat Upholstery,Front Bucket Seats,Reclining Sport Front Bucket Seats,Split folding rear seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,16 Alloy Wheels
Mazda 3 2006 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
154,813 miles
Used 2006
Mazda 3
s Touring
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR,SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO,CARGO NET,REAR BUMPER STEP PLATE,2.3L ENGINE BADGE,5-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD %28STD%29,WHEEL LOCKS,PWR SLIDING MOONROOF & IN-DASH 6-DISC CD CHANGER PKG -inc%3A interior sunshade,Front Wheel Drive,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Temporary Spare Tire,Aluminum Wheels,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS,Brake Assist,Rear Spoiler,Fog Lamps,Power Mirror%28s%29,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Cloth Seats,Bucket Seats,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Floor Mats,Cruise Control,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Leather Steering Wheel,Engine Immobilizer,Power Windows,Keyless Entry,Power Door Locks,Remote Trunk Release,A/C,Rear Defrost,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,Power Outlet,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,Cargo Shade,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks,Emergency Trunk Release
Mazda 3 2006 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Used 2006
Mazda 3
i Touring
(1)
Maguires Ford
96.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Entertaining yet sophisticated in demeanor, the 2006 Mazda 3 doesn't look, feel or drive like an economy car. If you're shopping for a small, inexpensive sedan or hatchback, this Mazda car should be at the top of your list.

vehicle overview

Following in a long line of zippy compact cars from Mazda, the Mazda 3 replaced the Protege as the entry-level car in Mazda's lineup. It's available in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles. Mazda backs up the 3's sporty image with a pair of strong, refined engines. All i trims use a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while all s models use a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that bumps the horsepower number to 160 while offering significantly more torque.

Both engines are equipped with variable valve timing to improve response and efficiency. The Protege had a well-deserved reputation for superior ride and handling compared to most economy cars, and the Mazda 3 builds upon that tradition with the help of a few parts from the more expensive Mazda 6 midsize sedan. Spot-on chassis tuning results in quick turn-in, hardly any body roll and lots of grip on twisty blacktop. At the same time, the highway ride is smooth enough to please most commuters.

While most economy cars serve up generic interior designs with little or no concern for aesthetics, the 3's cabin has a cohesive layout that injects some style into the equation. From the individually recessed gauges to the symmetry of the center stack controls, the attention to detail is evident. Satellite steering wheel controls are a nice touch for a car in this price range, as is the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Build and materials quality is outstanding for this class. There's plenty of room for taller drivers to get comfortable up front, and the rear seats are acceptably spacious for a car in this class. With all the personality of its predecessors along with more powerful engines and a sharp new interior, the 2006 Mazda 3 is an economy car that puts the "zoom-zoom" back into driving.

trim levels & features

The Mazda 3 is available as a sedan in i, i Touring, s, s Touring and s Grand Touring trims. The four-door hatchback model comes in s, s Touring and s Grand Touring trims. All i sedans have a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a CD stereo. The i Touring adds 16-inch wheels, cruise control, an upgraded stereo and power windows, mirrors and locks. Air conditioning is optional on i models. The s models come with all of the above, plus alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with satellite audio controls. The s Touring adds 17-inch alloys to the mix, while the top-line s Grand Touring provides heated leather seats, auto climate control, rain-sensing wipers and a trip computer. Options include an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio and a moonroof.

performance & mpg

The i sedans use a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine rated to produce 150 horsepower, while the s models use a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that bumps the horsepower number to 160. Both engines come standard with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission with an automanual mode is optional on i models, while s models upgrade to a five-speed automatic.

safety

All Mazda 3 models come with four-wheel disc brakes. Antilock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) are standard on s models and optional on i trims. Front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are optional on all models. The 3 earned four out of five stars in NHTSA frontal-impact crash tests and was named a "Best Pick" for its performance in the IIHS frontal-offset test. In side impacts, the Mazda earned just three stars from NHTSA and a "Poor" rating (the lowest) from the IIHS, but neither agency has yet to test a 3 with side airbags.

driving

The 2006 Mazda 3 has refined road manners that will likely surprise shoppers expecting the typically flabby ride and handling of many economy cars. The Mazda car feels nimble and tightly controlled during cornering and its steering provides rewarding feedback. For everyday driving, both of the available engines are suitable, though the larger 2.3-liter offers stronger low- and midrange pull.

interior

Unlike most economy cars, the Mazda 3 offers a distinctive and upscale interior design. The sharp-looking gauges are housed in individual binnacles, while beautifully choreographed textures, nicely damped controls and tight-fitting panels give the cabin a top-quality feel. There's enough room for taller drivers to get comfortable up front. The rear seats are also comfy and supportive, though legroom is a little tight for 6-footers. Sedans offer 11.4 cubic feet of trunk space; the hatchback offers 17.1 cubes behind its rear seat and 31 when it's folded.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Mazda 3.

Awesome Sedan, Great Value
pepsizen, 1/25/2012
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
Ray Guarino, 4/2/2016
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!!
David Bechtol, 3/7/2016
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.
Great car - economical too!
alamo, 11/24/2006
Great pick up for a 2.0 engine Just love the standard transmission feature (have auto transmission). Handles great and the ride is reasonably comfortable. Am getting good gas mileage - almost always 27 - 31 combo city and hwy - 30+ hwy only. Roomy for a little sedan.
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
150 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
150 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 2006 Mazda 3
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 9 Used 2006 Mazda 3 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,499 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.7 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Mazda 3 trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 i Touring is priced between $2,499 and$5,990 with odometer readings between 109247 and191265 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 s Touring is priced between $4,895 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 76641 and121872 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 s is priced between $3,991 and$6,999 with odometer readings between 170383 and187534 miles.

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