2005 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: 2.3 Manual Trans Rebuilt at 11

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

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2.3 Manual Trans Rebuilt at 11000 Miles
By golfdoc on


2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


I bought the Mazda 3 after years of owning Toyota's & Honda's. I have never had any major mechanical problems with any of these vehicles. Was I surprised when after owning my 2004 Mazda 3 2.3, my manual transmission was stuck in second gear. Now after 16 months and 11,000 miles my 3 is at a dealership getting the transmission rebuilt. It's had 2 recalls and is also waiting for the glove box to be replaced at another dealership because it sticks. The only plus is Mazda paid for the tow and the dealer is paying for my rental car. I will NEVER buy another vehicle manufactured by FORD motor company. There is definitely truth in the saying you that a FORD will be (F)ound (O)n the (R)oad (D)ead.
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