2008 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Mazda 3 high milage reliablity

2008 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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

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Mazda 3 high milage reliablity
By ksmike on


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


I have a 2.0 liter, 5 speed manual that I bought new in 2008, which I use for commuting to work in a rural area.
175000 miles now and still get 34-38 mpg (depends on the tires and season). The only part replaced was a new power steering pump was replaced as a recall.
Other than that, changed tires every 40,000 miles (you have to have frequent tire rotations due to positive camber), oil changes every 5000 miles, coolant flush.
I have not even changed sparkplugs, needed an alignment, or even needed to have the brake pads replaced.

Best Features

Is a very nice handling car. Good chassis.

Worst Features

I guess we need to blame the goverment, but requiring TPS instead of mandating ABS is crazy.
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