2006 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Ford Engine

2006 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Ford Engine
By Bernie on


2006 Mazda 3 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


With 12000 miles on our new Mazda, the engine locked up which sent us on a one month "Mazda doesn't want to sell us another car" misery. We found out that Ford builds the engine for our car. We also learned that the problem our car was having was a mystery for Mazda and Mazda engineering would direct our dealer as to what to do next and when. After one month of experimenting with our car and several threats from us that we would not accept the car unless the engine were replaced, Mazda replaced the head and gave us a 100000 mile engine/drive train warranty. If Mazda had been concerned about keeping us happy customers, they woulds have replaced the engine and had our car back to us in a week.

Best Features

The car is responsive and fun to drive. The red is really nice.

Worst Features

We get around 29 mpg on the highway- 34 never. The seats become really uncomfortable after you have been sitting for an hour. The rear seats have no adjustment and are in a semi- reclining position which becomes very uncomfortable on a long trip. Also, the rear seat belts are very uncomfortable
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