2004 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Worst car I've ever owned

2004 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Worst car I've ever owned
By fubo on


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


A piece of junk.
Rust began to show all over a couple of years.
All of the door jams and quarter panels near the wheels are rusted.
Two years ago I had to have all 4 rims replaced because they were corroded.
Luckily they were replaced under warranty.
I asked Mazda for help this time around since the rust began to show when it was still under warranty but they refused, even though the dealership and the regional mgr for Mazda were "shocked" when they saw the rust and agreed this should not happen to a 4-5 year old car.
I've had a Ford and a Jeep, sold it after more than 10 years with no rust.
Very weak.
At first I thought it broke down.
Took it in, they said it's normal.

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Mechanically I cannot complain.......YET.

Worst Features

I've done some research and it turns out mine is not the only one with rust problems. Even my neighbor is showing rust on his Mazda 3. Obviously there is an issue with the material or paint being used. Horrible quality.
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