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By Victor S
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2018 Mazda 3 Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Have a 2010 now a 2018 hatchback too. Hatchback gives way more versatility for active people. Put on a hitch receiver for a bike rack. Smooth riding smooth shifting and great gas mileage. Car looks great. Hope this one is as reliable as the first one, which still drives like new with 120,000 miles. Happy so far.


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Great Car at this Pricepoint
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Was coming out of a C Class Mercedes and wanted a hatchback for less than 30K. My list of desired attributes was quite long, and the Mazda 3 checked every box save one, which I’ll get too later. The car is built for those who enjoy driving and that can’t be emphasized enough. Just sitting in the drivers seat informs you that everything is engineered with the driver in mind. Out on the road the engine is responsive, the steering direct, and the suspension is a sheer delight. The interior is beautifully designed and better than most anything at this pricepoint. Further, everything works as designed. The Bose stereo is quite nice and a must have. I got the premium package so every safety feature imaginable is on the vehicle. Most of these I didn’t have on my 2015 Mercedes. The blind spot monitoring is my favorite safety nanny, just disable the audio notifications or it will drive you nuts. After driving over 1600 miles I’m averaging a little over 31 mpg, which is quite nice for a car this sporty. The front seats are very comfortable and fit both me and my wife like a glove. The suspension is firm and with the 18 inch wheels you can feel some bumps. But on balance the ride is superb. My 89 year old mom is quite comfortable In either the front or the back. The only negative with the car is road noise, which has been documented quite well in the professional reviews of the car. I took 2 extended test drives to make sure it was acceptable as a daily driver. On most surfaces it is just not a big deal, and in fact compares favorably with higher priced cars. And understand, I was previously driving a Mercedes. But on concrete surfaces the road noise is definitely transmitted into the cabin. The overall positives of the vehicle far outweigh this one issue though. Drive for yourself and be the judge. For me, it’s a great car to drive and a steal of a deal in the compact class.


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No power. Uncomfortable
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By Montar
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2018 Mazda 3 Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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Doesn't accelerate. Head hits roof (I'm 5'6"). Seat uncomfortable (hurts me all over). Very jarring on bumps. Noisy on road. Cumbersome music knobs. Statick radio and satellite sound. Crap speakers. Confusing how to turn off/on car, pkg brake, music. Random dash lights appear. Chirps distract more than help. Worst is it's slow acceleration. Blind spot at front corners (too big). Steering ferls jumpy, insecure. Worst is it's slow acceleration. Dangerous. Worst car I've ever owned.


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Nice but .....
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By B.Matt
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2018 Mazda 3 Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Interior options limited


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Excellent car with great price
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Mangesh
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2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I got Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2018 Automatic, Its overall an excellent sedan as compared other similar prized sedans. 2.5 L Engine with 184 HP power is absolutely great as compared to Honda Civic and Corolla. handling and ride is perfect. The only issue I feel with Mazda 3 Sedan is less cargo space and rear seats are good for the kids but for adults with more heights its tough to get in.


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