2004 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: What a piece of ^%$^%$^&%!

2004 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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

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What a piece of ^%$^%$^&%!
By stissenko on


2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


I have a 2.3 AT version with currently 83K on it. TO begin is I should say it is the WORST car I have ever had (and I have owned quite a few). I have recently changed: all 4 shocks , bar links, rotors, caliper, leaking radiator, engine mount, heat shield, had to fix exhaust pipe! Unfortunately, it didn't solve all problems: I keep adjusting the breaks (obviously, I do not count new pads, since it is a maintenance), but the noise is still there. Right caliper is about to have to be changed (I am selling the car prior to that). I guess I am really tired of having the car at the shop ALL THE TIME, trying to understand what's wrong with it. If you want a car: DO NOT BUY!

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Have to admit: the breas are incredible. But that's about it.

Worst Features

MPG: 4-speed transmission wouldn't take you far. MAZDA people: WHERE IS ALL JAPANESE QUALITY?
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