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Mazda 3 Rocks
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By dwheele33
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2004 Mazda 3 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had this car for about 6 months
and absolutely love it. I am coming
from an SUV that sucked down gas. I
get about 32 MPG.

The pickup is pretty good, going up
hills it is best to use the shifting
feature. I also wish I would have
spent the extra cash for the s series
instead of the I.


Best Features

Overall look, gas mileage, handling


Worst Features

definately needs keyles trunk, which is annoying.


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I love my Mazda 3
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By Susan Marti
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2004 Mazda 3 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I just purchased my car this week so
this may be premature but I love my
Mazda 3. I had test driven a Honda
Civic EX and the difference in comfort
and features for the same price was
unbelievable.


Best Features

The sunroof and comfort of the seats


Worst Features

I wish the Mazda came in a metallic candy apple red


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$100 down on a Corolla
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By fleetfeet
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2004 Mazda 3 Sedan i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I had $100 down on a Corolla, drove
the 3i automatic and went home with
the demo.This car gets sweeter by the
day. A very nice blend of gas mileage
and performance. It is not a really
fast car, but it doesn't seem to
matter. 32 mpg in rural driving. I go
for rides in this thing, something I
haven't done in years. Poor AC. Maybe
I am nuts, but sometimes this car
feels much faster than at other
times.Not much dickering on price
going on.


Best Features

Sunroof, good stereo, ride and handling, overall smoothness.Nice driving position.Smooth transmission.Stainless exhaust.


Worst Features

I would not buy this car in a hot climate, 90 degrees is the limit on hi AC and mine is white. Noisy sunroof, beige fabric emits dingleberries,cheap carpeting and roof materials, no handle on trunk, pressure pulsation with just rear windows down, small rearview mirror.Nicer colors.


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Showroom headturner
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By rexopg
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2004 Mazda 3 Sedan s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I betcha without the Mazda insignia
people looking at it will never guess
what I,m driving. Love the tiptronic
type shifting lets me manually
downshift and lets my wife drive it on
regular Auto mode. Best quality small
car that doesnt feel like an economy
car more like a midsize european
handling feel on the road.


Best Features

everything from cool exterior choice of color (got the solar yellow)and sporty interior guages and control panel.


Worst Features

Not used to plastic covers on the engine components...been awhile since I bought a new car.


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2004 mazda3 4dr se
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By christine123
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2004 Mazda 3 Sedan s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

this was my first car and i did a lot
of research before deciding on the
mazda3. i was on a budget and mazda
ofered the most for the money,
including reliability. it has more
passenger seating room than any car in
it's class. The transmission is very
smooth and the independant suspension
takes the bumps out of many roads. test
drive the mazda3 and you won't want to
buy any other compact sedan.


Best Features

the stereo controls on the steering wheel and tinted window above the review mirror are nice. plenty of storage room. the glove compartment is huge and the trunk is larger than one would think. the standard keyless entry is also a nice feature.


Worst Features

the stereo controls on the dash are all bunched together and are nice to look at but not functionsl while driving. the side door blinkers seem unnecessary.


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