2006 Mazda Mazda3 consumer reviews

$13,710 starting MSRP
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95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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Best car I've owned

This vehicle is durable, comfortable, dependable! I've owned it for 10 years and still love it. Lots of space. Runs smoothly. Leather interior is great quality.


This has been an excellent vehicle

A super boring yet peppy car. Styling is average and the color is deep blue/indigo. But it has great safety features. Happy to give it to my son.


Good Car

I drove the car it was in very good condition but this isn?t my favorite series of the Mazda 3 line. The 3rd series and by far my favorite is what i own now and this was just a car i drove for my son. This is a great first car.


10 years and still fun

Bought used in 2008 and have enjoyed it ever since now 150k miles, normal maintenance suspension and manual transmission had to be replaced costing some money must change oil every 5k miles or will start to run rough, always used performance tires z rated bf Goodrich handle great zoom but Kumho value is best , 30mpg great cheap car


super good looking, performance is snappy

very nice ride, and was very surprised with the performance of the 4 cylinder. super nice interior, the comfort and options are far more and better than the more expensive cars. Mazda out did themselves with this great little car. Would recommend this car to anyone that is looking for a great looking and reliable car.


Able to withstand the test of time

This car meet all of my and my girlfriend's needs. Lots of room in the front and back with plenty of trunk space. I have never had a car before that was this reliable. With proper maintenance, this car could go on for decades.


By far a good medium size sedan. Very reliable

This car is a fast gas saver. Reliably good. Never had any major issues as far as engine and drive train.


MOST reliable car I?ve owned!

This car was awesome for commuting to work! Great on gas, plenty of space, roof rack fit nicely. Loved it. Only thing was without snow tires it wasn?t great in the snow.


So Far So Good

Even though the car I purchased was involved in an accident it's still a pleasant drive. Only issue I've had is the 12 V fuse going out which is apparently a rather common problem for these cars. No oil burning (supposedly another problem) and I've only locked my keys in it once (Not The Cars Fault). I enjoy it very much.


An OK buy

My Mazda3 was the first car I took a loan out on and purchased as my own. I think it's a great car for someone in their teens-young adult years. It is very reliable and I have not had any problems with it starting nor have any check lights come on in the 4 years I've owned it. It also gets great gas mileage. The downsides of this vehicle are that it doesn't have an MP3 aux input but that is very minor. Major downfalls would be it rusted and scratched extremely easily.