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2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback

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s 2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (250 reviews )

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Very fun car?
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By AlekPower
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2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love this car so far. It is really
fun, and very helpful for road trips.
Even though I have had the check
engine light on 3 times for minor
problems, its a really neat car.
Hatchback is very cool and seats are
very comfortable.


Best Features

I love my navigation system, along with cd changer, and xenon headlights. Also i like the tire pressure monitor, but sometimes its a little too sensitive in colder weather.


Worst Features

I do not like the horrible wind noise while the sunroof is open, i suggest a reflector. The material on the door panels are hard to take care of, should have included the headlamp washers, automatic windshield wipers, and auto a/c like they do in canada and europe.


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Love the car, hate Mazda
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By LBS
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2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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The day after I bought my car I was
rear-ended. The dealership was very
helpful at first and coordinated
getting it back to them. It has taken
over 5 weeks
to get the car back because Mazda does
not make replacement parts readily
available for this vehicle. I
understand it is a new line but I find
it ridiculous that Mazda has not been
able to improve their parts
distribution channels. In addition,
the customer service I have received
from the Mazda dealership has been
terrible. I recommend the car 100%
but watch out for idiots trying to hit
your car (because Mazda won't be able
to fix it for more than a month) AND
don't buy th


Best Features

manual. stereo.


Worst Features

I don't like the options for the interior colors. The red has grown on me though.


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Excellent Vehicle
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By Julez510
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2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The Mazda3 is an excellent value and a
wonderful car. It handles well, fuel
economy is comparable, it looks sporty
and interior space is good.


Best Features

love the 17" alloys and the rear 60/40 fold down seats


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BMW-like car for Chevy-like price
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By Stephen H
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2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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For what you get, this car is a steal. For $19k MSRP
my car has leather, side/curtain airbags, 17" alloys,
CD, air, power everything, a very slick manual. I got
about $1k off MSRP (about $700 over invoice) after
bargaining HARD with 5 dealers in LA area (the
manuals are very hard to get...don't believe forum
postings, you won't get close to $300 over invoice
on the 5M hatch).

After a week, the car has not disappointed. It is
simply outstanding. The handling and performance
is suprising--very BMW like in its agility and fun
factor. The utility is great (I already have done a
Home Depot run with the seats folded), and the
interior has high style.


Best Features

Driving dynamics, styling (reminiscent of Alfa 147, not availabile in the states), cargo utility, and the leather IMO is great for the price. Rims are beautiful. Engine is plenty powerful for size and weight of car. Body feels very stiff.


Worst Features

Fuel economy not great so far (24s), but hopefully will improve once broken in. Some switchgear feels a little cheap. I'm a little unsure about long term quality/reliability due to Ford connection.


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Guapo
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By Barry Pittman
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2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Perfact car !!
It rides well and is more quiet inside
than any car I've been in !!


Best Features

Suspension and exterior style


Worst Features

I have the euripean spec -- 1.6l motor !!Motor needs more strength !!


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