2012 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: the car that shutter. confir

2012 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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i Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic w/SKYACTIV-G)

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the car that shutter. confirmed by mazda
By some_guy1 on


2012 Mazda 3 i Touring 4dr Hatchback w/SKYACTIV-G (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


The car is scary to drive.
there is a shutter that mazda said should be there.
It feels like a little earth quake.
I didn't notice it when i bought the car but the first time it happened i got scared.
On top of that the car slams into gear and has such a jerky transmission that i can't believe the car is not being investigated by the NTSB.
as long as you don't mind a car that shakes and you hit your head because the throttle is all over the place this is the car for you.
Me hindsight 2020 i wish i never got it.
I can't be more disappointed with it.

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dealer is close so i don't waste gas getting there.

Worst Features

get a new transmission. the skyactiv is just awful. I have had nothing but disappointment with all the shuttering, jerking, hesitation and just plain embarrassment of having a car in the shop all the time
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By perry99
on 05/22/12 12:07 PM (PDT)

Do you mean "shudder"? (instead of "shutter")

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