2004 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Love my car but BEWARE

2004 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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i Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Love my car but BEWARE
By sydneycmiller on


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


My car is the plain Jane type but it was still love at first sight. I bought it used and had trouble with the second day I had it. It's automatic and it would stall at every light or stop sign I hit. Mechanics suggested it was a faulty computer. Mazda told me unless I could prove it, it wouldn't be covered. Reset the computer and it seemed to be fine until I hit 133k kms. Then the transmisson blew. So now I'm stuck with a $2500 bill, AGAIN. I guess I got a lemon but most resellers don't even want to consider selling these transmissions anymore because they continue to come back on a regular basis. Also, the CD plyr is faulty and hates most CDS, old or new.

Best Features

The thing I loved most about my car was the inside looked super nice. The instruments looked so clean and very sporty. Trunk space is a good size and back seat leg room is also nice.

Worst Features

Transmission, seats stain easy, a bit hard to see when backing up, lights fog up and get cloudy.
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