2008 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Safety

2008 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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s Sport Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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2008 Mazda 3 s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


I purchased the 2008 Mazda3 Sport for my teenage son based on the excellent safety ratings this car received. I purposely chose the "S" model as side air impact bags were standard. Unfortunately we had the opportunity to test the SRS system in a recent accident which leads me to this review so others are not taken in by the false safety ratings that Mazda publishes. The car suffered significant damage on both passenger side doors and in my case the air bags did not deploy. I suffered serious injuries that could have been prevented if they had. When I called Mazda No. Am. I was told there was no one I could speak with and should persue through a lawyer or my insurance. Beware!!
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