Used 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback

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2006 Mazda 3
List price range
$4,895 - $6,999

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 Hatchback 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 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 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

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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.

first newer Mazda for me not bad at all.
Frankito Giron, 4/6/2015
I bought the mazda3 from a private seller for $5100 great car get a easy 4.2 out 5 from me stock suspension is comfy, i did install coilovers obviously ride became a bit stiffer but not bad. is been great.
2006 Mazda3 Grand Touring Hatchback
markanash, 10/13/2011
Great little car now with 138K on it. Nice features including the Bose sound, LED lights, adjustable headlights, great styling, etc.
Best Car Out There
gegpdx, 7/3/2012
I bought my 2006 Mazda3 Grand Touring Hatchback new when it first came out in '05 and drove it for about 78,000 miles before a guy lost control of his car on a highway, hit the driver side of my car causing the airbags to deploy and spinning us into a ditch. Because of the high safety standards, we were all able to walk away from the accident with minor injuries, when looking at my car, we should have been on stretchers. My car saved our lives. I loved this car and will be buying a new one just as soon as I can find one. They are so great that no one wants to part with theirs. I recommend this car to everyone. Fun to drive, safe, and reliable.
I would buy another one!
clapp6, 3/14/2014
After owning this car for 1 year here are my thoughts: 1)Fun to drive everyday 2)Not as much cargo room as you think 3)Breaks a lot! (been in the shop multiple times for bad shocks, replace belts, power steering pump, and many more parts) 4)Good gas mileage but could be better 5)That zoom zoom factor is addicting Simply put, every time I drive this car I fall in love with it a little bit more even though it has it flaws.
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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
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 Hatchback Overview

The Used 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback is offered in the following styles: s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Touring 4dr Hatchback (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 Hatchback?

Save up to $192 on one of 3 Used 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,895 as of08/17/2018, 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 Hatchback trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback s Touring is priced between $4,895 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 76641 and90229 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback s is priced between $6,999 and$6,999 with odometer readings between 187534 and187534 miles.

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