C-pillars and wheel wells rust faster than expected. This car has been very reliable. It makes it feel like the clutch is slipping when it works over time between gears. My daughter drives this car and cannot afford it. So we had to sit and wait while they did a poor attempt of a detail on the vehicle!!! This 2006 Mazda 3 is very bad for rusting. A second sensor was replaced after indicating failure.
One sensor was replaced without evidence of failure. The lady that helped me was attentive and nice. Like many others have experienced with this car Internet forums , mine deteriorated and failed leaked the fluid out completely. However, while not a gas guzzler, the Mazda 3 does not fare quiet as well as some of its Japanese competition in terms of fuel economy. Also we were told the car was being detailed as part of our negotiations and we were told to go to lunch and it would be done when we got back. I was near my mechanic and was able to drive the car there. Sure, at first glance they resemble cars from the bottom of the Hertz and Avis price sheets--and since none of them wears Evo-esque wings, flares, airdams, or other overt signs of swagger, you can be forgiven for thinking these cars are automotive white bread.
The Mazda3 is among the most well-rounded models in the small car category. Maintenance is a bit high, but its affordable and the gas mileage is above average. He went on to say that the short shifter action allows the driver to extract every horsepower from the 2. Primary Use: Commuting to work. It's fun and sporty, and very stylish. By design this isn't a life-threatening failure, but was manifest by noise, deteriorated handling, and uneven tire wear due to misalignment camber and to some extent toe. Zoom-zoom-zoom is right on in terms of performance.
Automatic shift-tronic makes it fun to drive, and can really flow through traffic. Head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2010. Expect only 20-24 mpg in heavy city driving or if you generally don't have a light touch on the accelerator. Primary Use: Commuting to work If You Dont Get In Accidents With This Car Or Drive Like A Jerk. They kept the car for three days and made various repairs but were unable to determine the cause. Very disappointed in my experience there, what should of been an exciting time for me ended up just being frustrating! Sure is a fun to drive car.
Several things were promised to be fixed on the car but in the end after paying for the vehicle it was revealed that they were not fixed! Saw evidence that clutch material was present in clutch housing. Fender wells, rear light in trunk lid, spare tire well, undercarriage. Repair shop said completely rusted out. Units Affected 4029 Our last update complained about how the instrument-panel dimmer doesn't allow adjustment to the orange numbers on the gauge faces. The car has a sporty yet traditional look. Bulb burns out too quickly.
Then they installed a used transmission. I have not had any problems with my 2006 Mazda3 S since replacing this item. I raved about it, I couldn't help it--it's so likable. Reader Eric Meyers wrote to let us know that there's hope. Mechanic friend diagnosed as O2 Sensor problem.
Replaced a part of the clutch that allowed it to work. Kinda glad she needs some work done cuz it gives me something to do! This car is a standard so gas milage is great i get 700km on a full tank This car is very fun to drive the only complaint is the radio is not loud enough. Moreover, it returned very impressive fuel economy, especially for a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle with an automatic transmission. Each time the check engine light came on. Blind spot monitoring standard on Touring and Grand Touring from 2012. On dark, desolate roads, the numbers are too intense, and in all conditions, the uneven backlighting is annoying.
. When we got back 1. Then they installed a used transmission. Like many have experienced with this car Internet forums , one of mine deteriorated and lost the internal fluid, resulting in excessive play. While I have squeezed up to 34 mpg on the highway, this is not typical everyday mileage. It is quieter, rides more comfortably, and is more agile and fuel efficient than its Protegé predeccesor.
Had to replace compressor and refrigerant. Gets worse when it get warm. The car was very clean and well kept. The compromised original motor mounts were affecting the transmission shifting. Although it is a small dealer, they have a good selection and I will come back with my husband. Left rear previously failed 2 years ago so knew what to look for.
Turn the car off, but leave the key in the… It's Odd that the instrument-panel light dimmer adjusts only the gauge and center stack intensity and not the orange numbers on the gauge face. From the beginning,dealer answered very quickly. Mazda 3 Gets 2 Thumbs Up — I'm 6'2 and can surprisingly fit in this car. The Madza3's very good interior quality stands out in a category where many vehicles are cheaply finished. Don't flip that page just because the pictures show a bunch of four-door econoboxes. By design the engine was still secure, but there was pronounced vibration at idle. At the top of the instrument cluster are two buttons; the one on the left is the blackout button.