Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan

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2008 Mazda 3
List price range
$4,995 - $14,495

Pros

  • Athletic handling, refined and zippy engines, sharp styling, top-notch build and materials quality, sharp styling, hatchback utility, luxury features and ambiance at a budget price.

Cons

  • So-so fuel economy with 2.3-liter engine, top safety equipment is optional on lower trim levels, tight rear legroom.

Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan for Sale

Mazda 3 2008 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
124,527 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
List$5,382
Est.Loan: $110/mo
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Mazda 3 2008 s Sport 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
111,359 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Sport
List$5,783
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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Dealer Notes
Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524499 processing charge. While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, this listing may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale. Please consult dealership personnel for details. DARCARS is not responsible for misprints or typographical errors in equipment or pricing. %282%29 coat hooks,%283%29 passenger assist grips,17' x 6.5' alloy wheels,2-speed variable-intermittent front windshield wipers,2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing %28VVT%29 balance shafts,3-point seat belts for all positions,3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls,5-mph bumpers,5-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD & manual mode,60/40 split fold-down rear seat,AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc%3A %286%29 speakers automatic level control %28ALC%29 digital clock auxiliary audio input jack,Air conditioning-inc%3A pollen filter,Aluminum alloy engine block,Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution %28EBD%29 & brake assist,Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution %28EBD%29 & brake assist,Black roof molding,Body-color door handles,Body-color folding pwr mirrors,Body-color fuel door,Body-color protective side moldings,Body-color sport-type front/rear bumpers w/%284%29 integrated rear bumper reflectors,Body-color sport-type grille insert & trim,Cargo area light,Center console-inc%3A armrest lid/covered dual storage compartment 12V auxiliary outlet,Child safety rear door locks,Cigarette lighter & ashtray w/illumination,Cloth door trim-inc%3A front/rear bottle holders & front door pockets,Cloth seat trim,Collapsible steering column,Crashable brake pedal,Cruise control,Day/night rearview mirror,Delayed courtesy lights-inc%3A front map & dome,Driver foot rest,Driver illuminated window switch,Driver side front seatback pocket,Driver side storage bin,Driver/front passenger advanced airbags %28SRS%29-inc%3A crash zone drivers seat position passenger weight sensors,Dual front cupholders w/lids,Dual vinyl-covered visors-inc%3A illuminated covered vanity mirrors ticket holders,Dynamic stability control %28DSC%29 w/traction control system %28TCS%29,Dynamic stability control %28DSC%29 w/traction control system %28TCS%29,Electro-hydraulic pwr assist steering %28EHPAS%29 system,Electroluminescent gauges-inc%3A red & blue nighttime illumination white stylus,Engine immobilizer anti-theft system,Fog lights,Front independent MacPherson strut suspension w/coil springs,Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters height adjustable,Front seat mounted side-impact air bags,Front side window demisters,Front wheel drive,Front/rear carpet floor mats,Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests,Front/rear side curtain air bags,Front/rear side-impact door beams,Front/rear stabilizer bars,Full cargo area trim,Full carpeting,Gauge illumination dimming control button,Halogen headlights-inc%3A silver-color bezels black housings,Illuminated locking glove box,Instrumentation-inc%3A coolant temp gauge speedometer tachometer %282%29 resettable trip odometers outside temp,Leather-wrapped shift knob,Lighting-inc%3A front map lights dome light ignition keyhole,Manual driver seat height adjustment w/adjustable lumbar support,Molded cloth headliner,P205/50VR17 all-season tires,Parking brake w/bright release button,Piano black trim-inc%3A instrument panel insert center console steering switch bezel pwr window switch panel,Pwr door locks w/2-stage unlocking central locking,Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes,Pwr windows w/drivers 1-touch down feature,Rear center armrest w/%282%29 cupholders,Rear heater ducts,Rear independent E-type multi-link suspension w/coil springs,Rear seat child safety seat lower anchors & upper tethers %28LATCH%29,Rear window defogger,Reclining sport-type front bucket seats,Remote keyless illuminated entry w/answer back feature panic button,Remote releases-inc%3A fuel door hood trunk,Roof-mounted mast-type antenna,Satellite radio compatible audio system %28requires additional dealer-installed hardware%29,Side sill extensions,Single-type horn,Stainless steel exhaust-inc%3A manifold main silencer pipe single outlet w/bright tip,T125/70D16 temporary spare tire,Tilt/telescopic steering column,Tire pressure monitoring system,Triple-H construction,Trunk entrapment release system,Trunk lid opener cancel system %28trunk latch type%29,Underhood insulator pad,Urethane scuff plates,Variable pwr rack & pinion steering,Warning lights-inc%3A brake system high-beam on turn signals on hazard warning on check engine engine oil pressure battery charge defogger on air bags front seat belt pretensioner system door ajar low fuel ABS cruise control on
Mazda 3 2008 s Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
150,839 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Touring
List$6,683
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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"Galaxy Gray Mica 2008 Mazda Mazda3 s Touring FWD 5-Speed Manual with Overdrive 2.3L 4-Cylinder SMPI DOHC New Brakes!!!."
Mazda 3 2008
98,460 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Sport
Auto Expo
17 mi away
List$5,495
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Mazda 3 2008
133,335 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Mazda 3 2008 s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
107,386 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Touring
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Mazda 3 2008 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
124,144 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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WAS-$8995 ON SALE NOW-$5999 Looking for a smaller fuel efficient sedan that won't break the bank? Try our 2008 Mazda3 on for size. Clean CARFAX, clean vehicle. Offered in Sunlight Silver Metallic with black interior, features include power windows, locks, cruise, 35 MPG, and more. MD state inspected to include new brakes and battery. Call for an appointment today or visit one of our two convenient Frederick locations. Visit us at one of our two locations in Frederick: DARCARS Used Car Center-1040 West Patrick Street 1-877-747-4857 DARCARS Toyota of Frederick-5293 Buckeystown Pike 1-888-803-9862
Mazda 3 2008 i Sport 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
25,347 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Sport
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mazda 3 2008 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
115,138 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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This 2008 Mazda3 i Touring was recently traded and is currently going through our Brown's inspection. Please call for additional information.
Mazda 3 2008
38,327 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
Bob Bell Chevrolet
54.4 mi away
List$14,495
Est.Loan: $296/mo
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Mazda 3 2008 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
83,833 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mazda 3 2008
76,884 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
PWR SLIDING MOONROOF IN-DASH 6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER & BOSE AUDIO PKG -inc%3A interior sunshade equalizer %286%29 door speakers pwr woofer,Traction Control,Stability Control,Front Wheel Drive,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Temporary Spare Tire,Aluminum Wheels,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS,Brake Assist,HID headlights,Automatic Headlights,Fog Lamps,Power Mirror%28s%29,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Rain Sensing Wipers,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Heated Front Seat%28s%29,Power Driver Seat,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Power Outlet,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Cruise Control,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Leather Steering Wheel,Tire Pressure Monitor,Trip Computer,Power Windows,Keyless Entry,Power Door Locks,Engine Immobilizer,Security System,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Climate Control,A/C,Rear Defrost,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,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 2008 s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
101,192 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
s Touring
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Mazda 3 2008 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
113,262 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
List$5,678
Est.Loan: $116/mo
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Mazda 3 2008 i Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
91,999 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
2008 MAZDA MAZDA3I, VIN%3A JM1BK12F981855716, SEDAN 4 DR, 2.0L I4 F DOHC 16V<br><br>GASOLINE, FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, 2-OWNER MAZDA, LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT, SERVICED, NEW PA STATE INSPECTION, COMES WITH WARRANTY, CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFO%2521%2521%2521 FREE CARFAX REPORT AND ADDITIONAL PICTURES AVAILABLE AT WWW.MASICMOTORS.COM
Mazda 3 2008
109,232 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
List$4,998
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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ONE OWNER/////////////This vehicle is clean and well maintained%2521 Print this ad as a coupon for %2524200 off most used cars over %25244000. We are a wholesale dealership that sells to the general public for way below the retail price without sacrificing quality. We do a mechanics check, oil change and VA State Inspection on every vehicle. We include a 3 month/3000 mile warranty even at the internet price with most cars%2521 Upgrades to the warranty are available for purchase. We work with several lenders and have multiple finance options for you. Mechanicsville Auto Sales has a continuously rotating selection of used automobiles for sale. There is no better or easier way to buy a used vehicle than from MECHANICSVILLE AUTO SALES. CALL 804-730-2000%2521 Armrests - Rear Folding, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Rear Vents - Second Row, Cargo Area Light, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cupholders - Front, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Front, Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional, Reading Lights - Front, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Storage - Door Pockets, Vanity Mirrors - Dual, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Front Brake Diameter - 10.9, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 10.4, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Gauge - Tachometer, Total Speakers - 4, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Antenna Type - Mast, Auxiliary Audio Input - Mp3, Clock, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Prefix - P, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Steel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Wheel Covers - Full, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Active Head Restraints - Dual Front, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Front Airbags - Dual, Side Mirror Adjustments - Manual, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 4, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - 4, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Rear Headrests - 2, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Rear Seat Type - Bench, Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point, Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Upholstery - Cloth
Mazda 3 2008 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
201,645 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring Value
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Mazda 3 2008 i Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
176,058 miles
Used 2008
Mazda 3
i Touring
Bob Bell Chevrolet
54.4 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Entertaining yet sophisticated in demeanor, the 2008 Mazda 3 doesn't look, feel or drive like an economy car. If you're shopping for a small, inexpensive sedan or hatchback, this car should be at the top of your list.

vehicle overview

Now in its fifth year in production, the Mazda 3 continues to show that you don't have to pay a lot to own a sport sedan. Available in stylish hatchback and sedan body styles, the 3 brings a lot to the table in terms of driving excitement and available luxury features while also providing the roominess and thrift expected from today's economy cars. If a sporty drive and getting a lot for your hard-earned cash are top buying priorities, the Mazda 3 should be at the top of your test-drive list.

There are two engines available with the 3, a 140-horsepower four-cylinder in i trim levels and a more powerful 156-hp version in s trim levels. The hatchback, or five-door, is available only with the larger power plant. Both of these engines are smooth and punchy and provide the 3 with plenty of giddy-up -- particularly with the larger 2.3-liter. Neither returns particularly good fuel economy, though, with the Honda Civic besting the Mazda in this regard by about 10 mpg both in the city and on the highway. Mileage is, however, on par with other sporty compact cars like the Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Lancer.

The 2008 Mazda 3 is also distinguished by taut, chiseled styling and a handsome interior that hint at the car's athletic personality. A sign of a great design is typically one that doesn't require a sizable midlife refresh, and true enough, only minuscule changes have been made to the 3 over the years. This year, the only updates are the addition of front-seat side and full-length curtain airbags to all s trim levels. This lack of some standard safety features had been a problem in the past, and with items like antilock brakes remaining an option on the i trim level, it still is.

Otherwise, the 2008 Mazda 3 comes very well-equipped, particularly on the s models, as the s Touring and s Grand Touring trim levels come standard or can be equipped with features like 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, heated leather seats, automatic climate control, moonroof, satellite radio, Bose stereo with in-dash CD changer and a navigation system. Any one of these features would be considered noteworthy in this class of sedan, let alone all of them together.

Plenty of compact sedans and hatchbacks have been introduced since the 3 dawned in 2004, but the little Mazda continues to be a top choice in this segment. In fact, it had been an Edmunds.com Editor's Most Wanted for three straight years until 2007 -- and even then, it still received honorable mention status. The car that supplanted it, the Honda Civic, is its main competition, offering sporty handling, avant-garde styling and much better fuel economy. But for those looking for something a little less ubiquitous and a whole lot of fun, the 2008 Mazda 3 remains the cheapest way to own a new sport sedan.

trim levels & features

The compact 2008 Mazda 3 is available as a four-door sedan or hatchback. There are five trim levels available for the sedan: i Sport, i Touring, s Sport, s Touring and s Grand Touring. The hatchback/wagon ("five-door") comes only in the s trims. All i sedans have a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat with center armrest and a CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. The i Touring trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, an upgraded stereo, keyless entry, a height-adjustable driver seat and full power accessories. Mazda 3 s models come with all of the above, plus the larger engine, special interior and exterior trim, foglights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The s Touring adds 17-inch alloys and body side sills to the mix, while the top-line s Grand Touring provides leather upholstery (optional on Touring), heated seats, automatic climate control, automatic xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers and a trip computer. Options include an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio, a moonroof and, for the Grand Touring versions, a navigation system.

performance & mpg

All i sedans use a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 148 hp and 135 pound-feet of torque, while s models use a 2.3-liter four-cylinder rated at 156 hp and 150 lb-ft. Both engines come standard with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic with an automanual mode is optional on i models, while s models upgrade to a five-speed automatic with automanual mode. In our test of a 3 Grand Touring sedan with the 2.3-liter engine and automatic transmission, the Mazda did the 0-60-mph sprint in 8.6 seconds. 2008 EPA fuel mileage estimates for the 2.0-liter engine with the four-speed automatic are 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, while the 2.3-liter with the five-speed auto gets 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

safety

Standard on all 2008 Mazda 3s are four-wheel disc brakes, but one must typically go to upper trims or pay extra to get the latest safety features. Antilock brakes, front-side and full-length curtain airbags are optional on the i trims and standard for everything else. Stability control is available only on the s trim levels. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frontal-impact crash tests, the 3 scored four stars (out of five). It received three stars in that agency's side-impact tests. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 3 received a "Good" rating (the highest out of four) in frontal-impact crash tests but got a "Poor" rating (the lowest) in that agency's side-impact crash test. It should be noted that all of the above side-impact tests involved a Mazda 3 without side airbags.

driving

Consistent with its upscale interior, the Mazda 3 tends to drive like a much more expensive sport sedan. Thanks to its performance-oriented chassis tuning, the 3 rewards the driving enthusiast with quick and communicative steering, a lack of discernible body roll and lots of grip on twisty blacktop. The s trim level's 2.3-liter engine is smooth and zippy, feeling quicker than its 155 hp would suggest. At the same time, the highway ride is smooth enough to please most commuters, although drivers who prefer softly sprung compacts like the Corolla might think the 3's too firm. All told, the 2008 Mazda 3 has refined road manners that will likely surprise car shoppers expecting the flabby ride and uninspiring handling typical of economy cars.

interior

Especially in s Touring and s Grand Touring forms, the Mazda 3 features a distinctive and upscale interior design that looks far richer than its price would suggest. Controls are straightforward and work with precise action, while high-grade materials and tight build tolerances further the initial sense of impressive quality. Plus, with available luxury features like heated leather seats, automatic climate control and navigation, one can equip this economy car like a budget luxury sport sedan. Even taller drivers will find plenty of room in this compact car's front seat, with generous head and legroom, aided by a telescoping steering wheel. The rear seat is a little snug for larger adults, but those of average height will find a decent amount of space. Sedans offer 11.4 cubic feet of trunk space, while the hatchback boasts 17 cubes behind its rear seat and 31 when it's folded.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Mazda 3.

Great Car for the money. Fun to drive.
Davie Boy, 7/10/2015
I have a 2009 mazda 3i touring with 2.0 liter engine, 5-speed stick and 17" alloy wheels. I bought it new in 2009 and have been its only driver for 6 years and 90,000 miles. I like this car a lot. It's a great value. Heres the lowdown: THE GOOD: 1. Good gas mileage 2. Great steering 3. Great brakes 4. Roomy feel for an economy car 5. 2.0L motor has adequate power. 6. The suspension, steering and breaking are what make this car fun to drive. 7. Very Reliable THE BAD: 1. Noisy at highway speeds (wind, tire noise, engine) 2. Underpowered A/C in Florida heat. 3. Gasoline Cap is on the wrong side 4. Steering wheel hides the temperature gauge on the dash. 5. No real-time mpg readout on the dash / no bluetooth My 2009 was assembled in Japan and I was sorry to hear the 2015 model is assembled in Mexico. I have quality concerns about this so I plan to drive my Japanese 3i another 3 years before deciding whether to replacing it with another 3i.
Believe the reviews!
EW, 1/4/2008
I never thought I'd write an online review, but I simply had to come back and confirm that this car is indeed every bit as good as people say. I needed to get a new car and heavily researched the Mazda3 in addition to the Honda Civic Si, Honda Accord Coupe, Mitsubishi Lancer, Subaru Impreza WRX and BMW 328. As you can tell, price was not so much of a issue for me as getting a car I really liked. I was worried that the Mazda3 was underpowered and too "economy" (i.e. cheap and mundane) for my tastes, but after driving all of the cars mentioned above I was left with little doubts. Without exaggeration, this car drives and handles like a BMW. I could not be happier with the purchase.
So wonderful I bought another one
teamsc10190, 3/1/2015
I had a 2006 Mazda 3 SGT that was my favorite car I'd owned since the early '70's. I decided late in 2009 that I needed to have another one but the second generation 3 was already at Mazda dealerships, sporting a vapid grin that I hated. I needed to find another first generation 3. The search for a SGT variant took me four years to find a low mileage pristine example CA car. When a 5-sp manual, White Pearl with navigation surfaced I pounced on it. It was well worth the effort and the wait. This car consistently delivers in smiles per mile. With the third generation 3, Mazda recovered the sexy face in a more capable and complete package that will be on my short list in the future. Four years down the road, I'm still a fan. Mazda produces the best unsung cars in the marketplace.
Traded Fit for m3, I feel young again.
damian35, 12/5/2008
Reminds me of my 1982 Rx7 except it's much better. It's all in one, powerful engine response, adequate mpg, sporty handling, nice suspension, loads of features in comparison with honda vehicles in this price range. Tremendous quality build. The trunk space is adequate for a car its size and I'm really happy I bought this car. It's simply the best bang 4 the buck. The stereo and sound system are awesome even when it's not the top one offered in the se version. I love this car because it's the best in it's class. I recommend it to anyone who wants the best car out there, look no more.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
148 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
148 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
148 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
156 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

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Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan Overview

The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan is offered in the following styles: i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), i Sport 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 4A), i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), s Sport 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5A), i Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 4A), s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5A), i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A), i Sport 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s Sport 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5M), i Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 12/07 (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan i Touring Value is priced between $4,998 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 83833 and124527 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan s Touring is priced between $5,995 and$7,588 with odometer readings between 54773 and150839 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan s Grand Touring is priced between $4,995 and$14,495 with odometer readings between 38327 and133335 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan i Sport is priced between $5,495 and$10,998 with odometer readings between 25347 and98460 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan i Touring is priced between $5,990 and$5,990 with odometer readings between 91999 and91999 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan s Sport is priced between $5,783 and$5,783 with odometer readings between 111359 and111359 miles.

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