Mazda Mazda3

2005 Mazda Mazda3

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  • (4.6) 38 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,823$8,043
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 28-31
  • Engine: 144-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Mazda Mazda3

Our Take on the 2005 Mazda Mazda3

Mazda's larger, more powerful replacements for the departed Proteg� sedan and Proteg�5 hatchback went on sale in the 2004 model year. Built on the same platform as the Volvo S40 and the European version of the Ford Focus, the compact, front-wheel-drive Mazda3 has entirely different styling. ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument readability
  • Backseat space
  • Engine noise on hard acceleration
  • Seat comfort

Notable Features

  • 2.0- or 2.3-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • Sporty Mazda styling and personality

2005 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews Expert Reviews

I betcha two months ago -- heck, two weeks ago -- most people didn't list fuel economy as a top concern in a new vehicle.One well-placed hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and the damage done to oil refineries has changed all that.Suddenly, it's 1973. Locking gas caps, lines to get gas, topping off the tank, people leaving without paying for gas, it's definitely enough of a sense of... Read full review for the 2005 Mazda Mazda 3

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I love it

by Smacknthebox from Ontario, Ca on July 23, 2011

Bought this car used with 72,000 miles. Great value with great gas mileage. Had small problem with rear brakes but inexpensive to fix. Ac compressor needs to to be replaced. All in all great car to dr... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Mazda Mazda3 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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