Short of a few repairs and a list of elective mods, she's been pretty cheap to own and operate. New problem this year - I will be getting rid of the car shortly. For luxury, the Grand Touring model adds touches one might not expect in a compact car. For more power, Mazda enthusiasts are excited about the 2. I have had to take it in to the dealership many times to be troubleshooted. If the oil pressure switch can fail and drain your oil out of your engine without any warning lights lighting up - until it's too late, and your engine dies - then this is a real bad design flaw, don't you think? Whats a girl to do.
Savvy car buyers on a budget will definitely want to give the Mazda 3 a test drive. This was quickly rectified when Mazda made six airbags standard. You have to be a rocket scientist contortionist to change one of those things. The Mazda 3i is equipped with a 2. Restraints and dummy kinematics Dummy movement was well controlled. All models come standard with a hefty number of safety features, with even the basic level providing impressive features. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, steerable active bi-xenon headlights and dual-zone climate control come as standard equipment on the Grand Touring models.
The gentleman who assisted me, Dean, did everything in his ability to provide me with a good experience and a good deal on the car. Needed a complete new entire car circuit board and lots of reprogramming to get it to working condition. The car drives like new despite the mileage, it looks sporty and still turns heads when i shine it up. Had it diagnosed, determined that I needed to replace the thermostat. Of course, we always notice that, don't we. Cars such as the Vel Satis, the Scénic and the.
Parts for the Mazda 3 are produced primarily in China, with more and more production taking place in Iran. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low. The plastic piece popped out of the aluminum part. I autocross it and have a blast with it. The tech I spoke to thought it was because of corrosion of the aluminum part, thereby causing the plastic piece to come out. The Madza3's very good interior quality stands out in a category where many vehicles are cheaply finished.
Let me just tell you what I've managed to load in there thus far - a road bike, full-sized futon, 1 dozen crates of Turkey Hill iced tea, 35 backpacks worth of emergency supplies, small dining tables including chairs , and more! Check your oil every time you park the car? Leather seats and power driver's seat are a nice addition. There's so much space in the vehicle when you fold the seats down you can fit whatever you need. Fully-loaded models offer a surprising amount of performance accompanying impressive styling. So I have a blown engine. The Mazda 3 is Mazda's zippy four-door family sedan or five-door hatchback available in a wide selection of trim levels. After another year or so the problem came back. Rocker panels below doors showing major signs of rust.
The hatchback is handy when you need extra space for hauling larger items. The Mazda 3 provides Mazda's exceptional handling in style. So I suspect that the oil spewed out on the way to and from work. This sportier engine produces 168 lb-foot torque with 167 horsepower. Primary Use: Commuting to work It Handles Corners Pretty Good Assuming You Know How To Drive, And It Has A Manual Overdrive In It.
One of the cars was being sold as we arrived - luck of the draw! Road noise can be a little excessive. Savvy car buyers on a budget will definitely want to give the Mazda 3 a test drive. Now I have a car that is fun to drive Zoom-Zoom is right and I can still get my kids in the backseat. However, the safety rating of the initial Mazda 3 received less than stellar ratings. The Mazda3 is among the most well-rounded models in the small car category. This was an expensive replacement.
No unnecessary visits to the mechanic. Parts for the Mazda 3 are produced primarily in China, with more and more production taking place in Iran. Primary Use: Commuting to work Mazda Axela 2004 Manual 1. The first set of times, they finally changed some sensor and it corrected the problem. The Mazda 3 was somehow off my list at first, until I happened to drive one. Has never shown any signs of ware and I have put over 50k on the car in just under 2 years. I love the rain sensing wipers, beautiful dash, red lights, projector lamps up front.
I saw the plastic piece, just hanging there from the bottom of the engine. More expensive to repair than it's worth. They didn't seem to be too interested in that information. We spoke to three members of staff and found them each helpful and courteous. In 2009, the second generation Mazda 3 was introduced with a restyled exterior and a dual exhaust. Ride is loud and rattles continually.
The standard transmission for cars with this engine is the six-speed manual, but a five-speed automatic is available. The irony is I bought this car new as I was tired of working on my old cars. I took it to the same dealer, mentioned that is has the same symptoms as before. At work, where I usually park, only another small bit of oil on the snow. Need to get the word out do not buy the Mazda 3 it suxxxxxxxxxx. Fuel economy is impressive in all Mazda 3 models. Of course Drew is pretty inexpensive when it comes to his labor cost, but it took a few weeks to get the engine in from Japan.