2007 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Mazda 3 Wagon horrible in Snow

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Mazda 3 Wagon horrible in Snow
By JKromberg on


2007 Mazda 3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


I replaced my 2001 Celica with a 2007 Mazda 3 wagon. Based on the first snow of the season, the Mazda 3 is the absolute WORST performing car I have ever driven. I got stuck in 2 inches of snow in the dip at the intersection! I can not make it up a mild hill that everyone else was flying up. My old Celica drove like a tank compared to this. I hope the problem is only horrible tires from the factory. If not, anybody want to by a used Mazda 3 Wagon? I should also mention that during the summer, the air condition could not keep up. It was 100 outside and 90 inside. The dealer said it was working fine. The car does have the utility inside that I was looking for in terms of a wagon.

Best Features

Utility of a wagon. Good mileage (not to what was promised but it never is),

Worst Features

Decent tires for the climate where it is sold. Better air conditioner. Front seat that folds down forward like the Matrix/Vibe.
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By ferrisbueller
on 08/10/11 10:37 AM (PDT)

It seems like you were using summer tires. If you live in a place where it snows constantly in the winter, use winter tires. They make a helluva difference!

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