Failed to get data, please try again. The transmission is still working well with the occasional stubborn gear. Stability control is standard, along with racy aluminum pedals, 18-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, and the 263-hp turbo engine hooked to a six-speed manual. Pressing down through this hesitation allows the brakes to catch fully. The steering column tilts and telescopes, and the instruments sit in a trio of round, recessed nacelles. The five-door hatchback is available only in s trim, with the 2. My dog generally is in the back seat, so I can't comment on that.
The front bumper was redesigned and fitted with square fog lamps, and the 16- and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels also got a new look. My dog generally is in the back seat, so I can't comment on that. Reuters adds that the recall covers cars and related parts shipped… If you've got yourself a clunker of a vehicle, does the government have a deal for you! Though the 2008 Mazda3 is only a refresh of last year's model, rumor has it that Mazda is planning a redesign for 2009. With the seats up, the cargo area is a roomy 17 cubic feet and comes with tie-downs and a cover. This is a 2008 3i Touring Value model with the 2. Through 108k miles, I have not had any major hiccups.
It's slightly less refined than its competition from Honda and Toyota, but you seem to get more car for your money, and that means personality as well as features. The rip-snorting Mazdaspeed 3 packs a turbocharged 2. The engine is very lively 2. Model changes: For 2008, the popular Mazda3 sees an important safety upgrade: standard on all s trim cars will be front seat side-impact air bags, as well as full-length side curtain air bags. Through 108k miles, I have not had any major hiccups. This car is tons of fun to drive! I'm not much of a review writer, so this will be short.
Other standard equipment includes a temperature display, tachometer, tilt and telescopic steering, and remote entry. Around back there are new taillights, as well as a large spoiler at the top of the hatch. Sedans get a short but high rear deck. Slightly higher than average road noise, but well worth it for the fun factor! The i uses a 148-hp, 2. The bose speakers, sound week now, and I'll be looking to get them replaced. One of the reason for its precise road manners is its pretty tight suspension.
Sedans get a short but high rear deck. Model value: The 2008 Mazda3 is one of the most nimble, best-handling small cars on the market, and the five-door models especially stand out among competing models for their sporty silhouette and hatchback convenience. Front power outlets and front and rear cupholders provide added convenience. Stability control is optional on s Touring and s Grand Touring models. Side sills, body-colored front grille, and small rear roof spoiler add some flash to the budget compact hatchback. Failed to get data, please try again.
A stability system is standard on the s Touring and s Grand Touring and on all Mazdaspeed 3s. You will feel the road. The wagonlike hatchback has small triangular rear quarter windows. I clay bar about once a year or less, and use nano wax at every wash to give it a great shine. While Hondas have more fuel efficient 1.
The front independent and multilink rear suspension has been tweaked to be stiffer, and owners praise the tight handling and small turning ratio of this front-wheel drive hatch. Wear and tear items, such as spark plugs and brakes etc have given me long life. Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in. A remote trunk opener, not available with the Sport trim, is standard with the Touring. The automatic transmission delivers quick, smooth responses. Regular maintenance, as with any vehicle, is essential. The Grand Touring version adds rain-sensing wipers, high-intensity-discharge headlamps, and an uplevel Bose stereo.
Plus, it doesn't swill fuel, even with its zippy engine. Driving Impressions The easy-to-drive Mazda3 handles more adeptly than most rivals. In s trim, the Touring offers anti-lock brakes, stability control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, a six-speaker sound system, halogen fog lamps, and side sill extensions. Equal-length drive shafts and a smart electronic control of turbo boost help avoid the torque steer that sometimes accompanies high-power front-wheel drive cars. Competitors include the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta.
The transmission is still working well with the occasional stubborn gear. There's added grip for better turn-in, tighter chassis control, lots more power-and, yes, unwelcome torque steer. A rear spoiler is also available. Data Unavailable Third Leg Room in. I have a used 2008 hatchback and I love it but I have to admit not everyone would and this is not a car for someone who's first and foremost concerned with comfort. Three flavors are available: i, s, and Mazdaspeed 3, the latter available only as a hatchback.
Mine is a Mazda 3 Sport Touring 2. By now, you've no doubt heard of Cash for Clunkers, informally known as the U. Leg room at the back is adequate and the trunk is pretty large and nicely square to make it easy to load. Ranked in the top half of its class, the Mazda3 proves to be a smart choice for anyone wanting an. The i uses a 148-hp, 2.