2005 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Superb car

2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback - Consumer Review

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By Larry on


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


Just purchased this car a few days ago
but it is clear what the pro's and cons
are. Great Handling, very firm and
responsive steering. Acceleration
actually surprised me when I first
jumped on it and the car does feel
sporty (I am guessing maybe 0-60 in 8
seconds?) For the money you can touch
the performance and great looks. The
only drawback is the seats are hard,
they dont hug you like a Subaru or a
Honda Civics, they are more like
folding metal chairs (with lumbar
support) I will be looking for a way to
increase the comfort of them ASAP. The
uncomfortable seats are a price I pay
for the fun of driving this car, I
never had a car I looked forward to so
much to driving everyday.

Best Features

The looks, 17 inch wheels, the interior quality is way above what you would expect for a $17,000 car. I love the responsvieness of the steering and the smoothness of the engine.

Worst Features

Better seats. Move the cupholders so that tall cups dont get in the way of shiting to 2nd and 4th gears. Also, the stereo is good but if I want an aftermarket one I have no idea how they will fill the giant void that would be leftover from the large stereo Mazda used in this car.
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