2009 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Love my M3

2009 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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

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Love my M3
By Ed on


2009 Mazda 3 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


My Mazda M3 is more than I could ask for in value. As a previous Protege Owner the M3 is great. I am having problems with the clutch pedal position and think other comments about finding the gears is from the pedal being too far forward and you have to lift your from the left side foot rest. I am looking for an alternate pedal or will actually modify it myself. The pedal needs to be further back behind the foot rest so you can pivot with your heal, and not have to lift your foot forward and bring your knee up. That is why people are having a hard time finding the gear because they are clutching the way they should but the throw is off on the pedal/

Best Features

Suspension and acceleration with a standard and small litre motor. The design is great, and dashboard instruments awesome.

Worst Features

Clutch pedal needs to be modified for correct throw. Pedal is too far forward.
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