2008 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Engine Failure

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

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Engine Failure
By jrl6 on


2008 Mazda 3 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Beware of Mazda engine.
Our story is like many others I am reading, and if only I were aware of the problems with Mazda engine, I would not have experienced such a financial loss.

I bought the 2008 Mazda 3i for my graduate student daughter from a known party, well maintained at 61000 miles.
We continued the routine service/small repairs for the last year.
at 74000 the engine timing chain broke on the freeway, engine overheated and car is a total loss.

Don't go near Mazda, we left the Mazda lot and walked into the Honda dealer, where I have many years of reliability.
Never again Mazda!
You can google the issue and we are not alone.

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