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2009 Mazda Mazda 3

2009 Mazda Mazda3

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Fun to drive - great features-great value

by from Dallas,TX on February 15, 2009

After driving a Toyota for 12 years, and after test driving the 09 Corolla, 09 Civic and the 09 Mazda 3, no doubt the Mazda 3 has the best features, more power and nice gas economy. The engine (manual...
After driving a Toyota for 12 years, and after test driving the 09 Corolla, 09 Civic and the 09 Mazda 3, no doubt the Mazda 3 has the best features, more power and nice gas economy. The engine (manual trans) responds extremely well. The Radio sound quality is excellent. Both heater and A/C are very powerfull. Am driving 50% highway and 50% city and fuel consumption is about 30 mpg. Great handling and did I mention that it's fun to drive.
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2009 Mazda 3 2.0L I Sport Sedan

by from Florida on April 18, 2016

My Mother bought this car in 2010 , todays date is April 18th 2016, this car has been a very reliable car so far we have put 75k miles on it, this car now has 107k, it has had only 1 problem the whole...
My Mother bought this car in 2010 , todays date is April 18th 2016, this car has been a very reliable car so far we have put 75k miles on it, this car now has 107k, it has had only 1 problem the whole time she has owned it, she had to change the mass air flow sensor other than that she have never had to replace anything else, this car has all original parts other than that sensor, it has never broke down on her ever!!! she would rate this car a 5 out of 5, she is very satisfied with her car
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Great car!

by from Ventura, ca on January 23, 2012

Great car great on gas! Looks good smooth drive. Wish it had a bit more power. Great value for your money. Good car for teens first car. Cheap to insure.
Great car great on gas! Looks good smooth drive. Wish it had a bit more power. Great value for your money. Good car for teens first car. Cheap to insure.
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2009 Mazda 3

by from Methuen, MA on November 4, 2013

I did a lot of research before buying this car and it paid off. I love mine. It handles great and is super fun to drive. The only complaint I have is the cooling and heating are both awful. I live in ...
I did a lot of research before buying this car and it paid off. I love mine. It handles great and is super fun to drive. The only complaint I have is the cooling and heating are both awful. I live in New England and this tiny care takes for ever to heat up. If that is important then look somewhere else. As for me the rest of the good out ways that.
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awesome car

by from Anthony NM on August 17, 2011

I love my mazda. It makes great mileage. The handling and ride are very nice. I have to admit it is fun to drive. Got 47,000 + miles on it and no problems! I put close to 100 miles on it every day and...
I love my mazda. It makes great mileage. The handling and ride are very nice. I have to admit it is fun to drive. Got 47,000 + miles on it and no problems! I put close to 100 miles on it every day and it still rides like new!
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Most fun behind the wheel

by from Seattle Wa on March 23, 2014

For the price i couldnt think of a better buy. Beats all challengers that pull up next to it with ease and handles like a champ. I love this car and it loves me.
For the price i couldnt think of a better buy. Beats all challengers that pull up next to it with ease and handles like a champ. I love this car and it loves me.
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Very good, fun to drive inexpensive car

by from Burnt Hills, NY on January 6, 2014

Mazda 3, with the 2.3 liter engine and stick shift is a peppy little car which is comfortable, affordable, and fun to drive. Mileage has been greatly improved in the latest models, but getting around ...
Mazda 3, with the 2.3 liter engine and stick shift is a peppy little car which is comfortable, affordable, and fun to drive. Mileage has been greatly improved in the latest models, but getting around 25 mpg in a 5 year old car is still pretty good. The hatchback version has quite a lot of room in the rear, especially with the seats folded down. Rear leg room with a six-footer up front is not too good, though. The only blatant flaw I've had is that the valve stems, which hold the tire pressure monitors ten to break. I've had 3 of them break off and a fourth leak. otherwise, its a great little car.
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Great little hatchback!!!

by from Chattanooga, tn on October 15, 2008

My wife and I traded in our SUV for the Mazda 3 Hatch and we couldn't be any happier with it. It is fun to drive, gets good gas mileage and it is pretty rooomy for a small car. I love the way it drive...
My wife and I traded in our SUV for the Mazda 3 Hatch and we couldn't be any happier with it. It is fun to drive, gets good gas mileage and it is pretty rooomy for a small car. I love the way it drives, the steering is very responsive, like a sports car and it has plenty of power in the 2.3 liter to get the car really moving. Plus we really like the car at the gas pump - ZOOM-ZOOM forever!!!
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Good Car- Great Value-

by from Long Island, NY on January 25, 2009

-I was driving a MazdaSpeed6 but could only extend the lease a total of 4 months- it had to go back- my 10 year old was devastated- Dad's "rocket car" is gone. Outstanding car in every way! -Knowing t...
-I was driving a MazdaSpeed6 but could only extend the lease a total of 4 months- it had to go back- my 10 year old was devastated- Dad's "rocket car" is gone. Outstanding car in every way! -Knowing that my lease was ending I had been car shopping over the internet and in person for months- wanted a car with pop at a responsible cost/month with my oldest now in college. -GTI was $329./month- too steep. Liked the car- did not love it. -MazdaSpeed3 also too steep- felt that car was way too stiff, jarring and darty to drive- you need to be on the ball at all times. -Took out the M3i Value Edition 5spd.- looks sharp and drives great. Truly handles well. I drive this car smooth to get the best mpg. I has 1/2 the HP and torque as the MSD6 but still merges well and drives great at 70mph. Also nice to pump regular gas and pay $20 for a fill-up. I am getting 28mpg in combined driving. -Fit, Finish. Interior and Features are top shelf. -Very pleased over the 2 months I have now had this car. $189./month for 36 month lease- just taxes, DMV up front. -In my experience Mazda is now 2 for 2!
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Solid All-Around Vehicle

by from Boston, MA on June 25, 2011

Fact: This is not an Audi. If this comes as a surprising revelation to you, then you should spend a little more time reading up on cars before buying. Some might say for half the price of an Audi A4 ...
Fact: This is not an Audi. If this comes as a surprising revelation to you, then you should spend a little more time reading up on cars before buying. Some might say for half the price of an Audi A4 station wagon, it would make sense to get half the car. Well, in that case, this car is quite a deal because it is much more than half an A4. It is spacious, reliable and fun to drive. It is a smooth and quiet ride. The concerns raised by some reviewers about the tires are legitimate, but adding all-season tires made this car handle and drive like a dream and I would recommend that upgrade to everyone. Additionally, this car keeps its value extremely well, has widely available parts for any necessary repairs and is a steal at the pump. At 65 MPH with a fully-loaded car (and by fully-loaded, I mean everything I own was in the car), I still got 32-34 MPG. In the city, it's possible to get 28, but with a standard, it's just too much fun to push it around bends corners and I get something closer to 25-26.
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