Used 2009 Mazda 3 Consumer Reviews

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Pretty Average

scottksu, 07/31/2011
i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
22 of 23 people found this review helpful

Car looks great and handles well, but... The 2.0, 4 cylinder is low on power. I expected a bit more zip for a small car with almost 150 HP. Gas mileage below avg. for a car this size. Only get a few mpg more than my Toyota Camry V-6. Handles great, but ride suffers. If you like to feel every bump in the road, you will love this car. Replacing the OEM tires helps, especially with road noise. Interior design is nice, but materials are of average quality, which I expect for a car in this category. Developed a few noises & small intermittent rattles not long after purchase. Some I remedied, the dealer fixed one, some remain. A/C is weak & must keep on high during days over 90'

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My Mazda 3 Experience

lbb4, 09/10/2013
i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
16 of 17 people found this review helpful

I have owned a Mazda 3 for 2 years now. I can't complain much because it has been a reliable car. It is definitely NOT a family car but when we bought it we jumped quick because our other car was dying. The air conditioner is very sub-par, heat is good. Drives good, Interior is made fairly cheap as we have had several things break. Overall good car-I would recommend this car for a single person or a couple with no kids.

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183000 miles so far

Lisa P, 02/16/2018
s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
23 of 26 people found this review helpful

This car is 9 years old now, so review maybe not relevant. I've owned since New, has been very reliable and all maintenance has been standard as the car ages. Love this car and will be sorry to replace it.

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Better than the competition

JimB, 04/18/2010
i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

Being an engineer, did all the research, looking for the most value and fun without going the the price of the European performance compacts. I've had the car now for a year and a half and, surprisingly, age has made my M3 a better car. Starting off the car can have harsh ride qualities. With age, the ride has mellowed (w/o losing the fun) and the engine performance is still zippy.

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Replacement Tire Suggestion

MarRod, 06/26/2010
s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

With 29,000 miles on the original (junk) equipment tires, I read several tests and found a very good replacement tire for the Mazda3. Try: Continental Extreme Contact DWS (Dry,Wet,Snow) They transformed the car, with much improved wet and light snow traction, much less road noise, better steering feel and much better tar strip and rough road performance. Have 5000 miles on them so far. A very good all performance season tire. Also much cheaper than replacing the factory original (GY) rubbish.

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