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By Man of Steel
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2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I just purchased this car a month ago
and I am impressed. This car has a lot
of cool features for its price range.
Gas mileage has been about 28 mpg in the
city! Sticker states 25 mpg in city and
32 on the highway so I can't complain.
The car rides much better than the
focus, or civic. I purchased a standard
and have to say that I love the smooth
easy shifting. I do wish the drivers
seat had more leg room. The center
console gets in the way of the right leg
and the gas peddle seems to be to far to
the right. I also wish that the car was
a little more dent resistant. Overall I
would highly recommend the Mazda 3 for
any one in the market for a compact car.


Best Features

Great suspension for a car at this level. Radio contols on the steering wheel is a nice touch. Easy shifting allows smooth starts. Comfortable seats and nice looking dash. Engine has plenty of power and gas mileage has been great.


Worst Features

Center console needs to be re-designed to allow for more driver leg room. Side panels need to be more dent resistant. I wish the gas tank was a little larger. I believe it is 14.5 gallon capacity. A 16 gallon tank would cut down on trips to the pump.


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A lot of car for little cash.
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By dozhdbog
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2004 Mazda 3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great acceleration and a tight
suspension make this car fun to drive.


Best Features

The premium 6-cd premium sound system, comfortable ride, excellent handling, and overall the price to quality ratio.


Worst Features

Although the interior design is excellent overall, I would replace some of the cheaper feeling elements such as the glove-box door, sunroof buttons, and seat adjustment levers.


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GREAT CAR
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By Peter122
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2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

excellent car. everything about it


Best Features

Body style, powerful 4cyl great gas mileage and acceleration


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FUN and FAST
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By NCUSA550
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2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

car is a total head turner !! fun to
drive and fast with 160hp. i got cloth
interior, because the leather looked
like cheap grade leather to me


Best Features

way cool interior dash with blue lighted background at nite. 17inch profile tires are awesome looking


Worst Features

1) rubber pad for left foot to rest 2) better upgrade of carpet 3) remote needs to have trunk opener 4) ABS needs to be standard equipment 5) inside mirror with auto dm and temp gauge needs to be standard


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First Car
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By Shortiestephy
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2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The mazda3 s is my first car. I've had
experiance driving my brothers Corolla
S and after he had a chance to drive my
Mazda he sold his car and got a Mazda3
as well. I think it's safe to say that
my whole family is happy with the
mazda3. My father also owns a Mazda
Miata, in which he is also happy with.


Best Features

My favorite features include the moonroof and 6 disk cd player which i have controls for on my stearing wheel. They come in handy for a new driver.


Worst Features

The interior fabric seems to catch every peice of dirt and the doors tend to show white marks if something rubs up against it, other then that, i am satisfied.


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