2013 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Don't buy if you have bad road

2013 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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i Sport Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Don't buy if you have bad roads
By steve333 on


2013 Mazda 3 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


I actually wanted a sporty handling car, at least for a compact.
However, I was not prepared for the horrible ride quality the 3 has on anything but perfect roads.
The car feels unstable, the freeway ride is awful with the car tramlining all over the place.
2 dealers told me that's just the way the car rides.
Biggest mistake was buying this car over the Chevy Cruze.

Update-Steering was the car's best quality and now that feels loose. Ride worse than ever, very loud, and Automatic Transmission shifts really poorly. Car hesitates at times and the dealer won't fix it because Mazda is horrible with covering warranty issues.
First and last Mazda
Update-27,000 miles and while reliable otherwise ride still sucks and transmission still sucks

Best Features

Worst Features

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Noise and vibration
  • Ride comfort
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Transmission
  • Fuel economy
  • Warranty

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