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MAZDA MAZDA3 Hatchback 2004‑2008
61 owner reviews for MAZDA MAZDA3 Hatchback 2004‑2008
utterly amazing car
MAZDA MAZDA3 2.3T MPS 5dr [Aero sports kit] (Review date: 20th December '11)
i've had this car for 18 months now, the drive is amazing when pushing it, whilst cruising it can feel a little stiff. if you buy one you are going to be at the petrol station quite a lot, you get around 280 miles to 45 litres if you are lucky. tax is way too high, at 245 quid for 6 months, but you can blame the robbing british government for that. there is plenty of room in the front and back, i have two teenage kids, and they have plenty of space. the bose sound system is brilliant, you get cruise control, which is good on long journeys.reliability is second to none, only had to change the spark plugs up to now. the car is a real head turner especially in true red. it puts a smile in my face every time i get in it. i would definately reccommend this car to anyone who is looking for a car that is practical, but can have a lot of fun in.
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MAZDA MAZDA3 2.3T MPS 5dr [Aero sports kit] (Review date: 12th November '11)
iv had my mazda 3 mps for 2 years what a car if you ever drive one youl want one the power is unbelievable gorgous looking its the only car every body looks at because they dont know what it is loads of gadgets i have 2 kids aswell its very practical isofix and it tells u if they take off there seat belt.you could buy a gti ,r32,st,or vxr common as muck and slower and defo dont look as good the cons are cost they dont break the bank but higher than average cars .95% recomendeed
Mazda 3 Sport (2 Litre)
MAZDA MAZDA3 2.0 Sport 5dr  (Review date: 9th November '11)
One of the best in it's class.
MAZDA MAZDA3 2.0 Sport 5dr (Review date: 7th November '11)
Extremely reliable and attractive car. Not had any problems in 88000 miles. Well built, comfortable, safe and secure car. A big improvement over the old 323 but just as reliable. The only things to watch out for is corrosion on alloys. Gear change is very satisfying- not heavy or overlight- just right. Ergonomics spot on too. Could do with 6 gears like the later models. Black with cream leather a beautiful combination. I loved the car- now upgraded to an MPS 2.3
Weedy and Thirsty petrol engine but so many plus points to this car
MAZDA MAZDA3 1.6 TS 5dr (Review date: 15th October '11)
We purchased a 30 month old 1.6 TS petrol with 17,000 on the clock for £7k for use as our second car. So this has never done "holiday miles" and has been great for the use we wanted it for. However the official fuel consumption figures are no where near reality. This car visits the petrol station far too often and delivers an urban MPG akin to a 4x4 ! The engine is fine once upto speed and responsive between 30 and 60. Gettting to 30 gets tiresome though, the engine always wanting more revs than you know you pocket wants it to get. Above 60 and its sluggish to repsond and wind noise is not acceptable really. The ride is the plus point for this car. Solid cornering, sharp steering and excellant road manners, easily beating more expensive rivals. Annoying fascia squeaking can spoil some trips and the suspension creaks sometimes like an 1800s tea clipper at sea. Outside window dew does not clear when windows dropped and door window controls are fiddly and non-intuative. Cabin looks and feel "German" and oozes quality which makes the squeaks and rattles even more annoying. Gear changes are clean but reverse sometimes complains. Overall I would recommend this car only for suburban use, its too thirsty for city only travel and too noisy at speed for motorway miles. Overall good value though !!
More than a car - a real great drive
MAZDA MAZDA3 2.0d Sport 5dr (Review date: 30th July '11)
The Mazda 3 Sport, is quite simply the best car i've driven. It's comfortable yet sporty feel, great speed when needed. Over 47 mpg and motorway drives are now so easy with cruise control. I have even been able to fit a flatpack desk, draws and chair in the car with the seats folded down. Perfect.
A great car, surprised there aren't more about
MAZDA MAZDA3 1.6d Takara 5dr (Review date: 25th July '11)
This is a fantastic mid sized car, a worthy competitor of the popular ford focus. The model that I have is a 1.6d takara, great for town and longer motorway journeys.
There is plenty of storage space in the boot, on more than one occasion I have collected large bulky items from ikea with no problems.
The car is very reliable with no problems what so ever to speak of. Good on fuel and achieves approximately 48mpg on average with a mixture of journeys and without driving like an O.A.P.
There is a new model out but this still has sporty competitive and not outdated looks.
This car is only insurance category 5, very cheap, a comparable engine in the focus will be insurance group 7. Also road tax only £90 for 12 months.
Brilliant car, very pleased with this.
I still would do it!
MAZDA MAZDA3 2.0 Sport 5dr (Review date: 19th July '11)
It is a very comfortable car, I enjoyed a few trip to France (without backache or rumbling ears). I am no boyracer but It is nice to have some response when you need to overtake. However, but you would not expect any less of a 2.0Ltr Sport, it gets thursty if you are abusing the sport side of it. It has all the gadget I need, well, I would have liked a couple of extras (Blue tooth, reversing sensors, auto fold mirrors) but I do beleive these are on the newer model. Though it is a 2005 model, the design still very up to date.
One little bad point though, though it as ESP which supposingly assist your traction, I did struggle though the last couple of winters as I easily got stuck on surfaces where other road users seem to do ok. The fact of having fat tires probably didn't help OR it could simply be due to my driving HaHa!
I am selling it because my needs have changed and to reassure you, not for something more glamorous (a van!). I would get another one if my needs where to change again, for a newer model of course. MAZDA have changed the design to follow the trend and, well, I think they've got it bang on. Zoom Zoom!