What the Mazda3 does well is handling. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. Of course, it could be the tires. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H. Very little traffic on my commute, and speed limit is 70.
We have all the room we need and it is fun for me to drive I have the 5spd 2. My wife drives the Sedan and I drive the 5-door. Unlike in other small-car models, the automatic isn't such a penalty box; it's quite responsive and livable. The cloth-covered interior sports front bucket seats and a split-folding rear, with a center console between the buckets. The steering is sharp and precise, and the brakes provide a linear pedal feel. For the 2012 model year, the Mazda3 will receive the first of a new line of the automaker's much-hyped Skyactiv powertrains along with an exterior refresh. State inspection also revealed dry rotted tires with cracks.
It's a common refrain: carmakers have to balance out look and feel with the cost of the cabin, and the Mazda3 balances the two better than most, but some color choices accent the grainier plastics. Click to stack them up. The Mazda3 has great design, modern and a nice body kit. It's an affordable car that offers a pleasant interior environment, sporty handling, and useful space. We aren't talking about a soul-stirring, meet-your-maker-on-the-back-road experience. Kudos to Mazda for the extra subwoofer in the 5-door.
As is the case with many high-performance cars, the Mazdaspeed3 needs premium gas. Handling Ever since its late-2003 launch, the Mazda3 has held platinum membership in the fun-to-drive-econobox club — a group that has included, at times, only a handful of peers: the Ford Focus, the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta. Readouts for the audio and climate controls are up high, however changing the climate controls still involves looking far downward; furthermore, the readouts, with one trip-computer screen and another climate-control screen—one in a grey-white and the other in an orange-red, with completely different fonts—leaves something to be desired, aesthetically and functionally. It has comfortable seating for five and one of the largest trunks in the class. The car handles like a sports car yet the ride is not too firm.
Both cars are 2011 Grand Touring 2. Take an up-close look around the interior, and the execution starts to fall apart a bit in the details. I immediately liked the styling. Move up the trims, and you can get air conditioning, a , alloy wheels, heated leather seats and a. A few more have joined the ranks recently, but the Mazda3 remains at the head. Trunk volume in the Mazda3 sedan is just 11.
My car before this one was a Camry and I feel like I've gotten 20 years younger driving this car. With its sportier character, better looks, and more useful interior space, the hatch is our choice between the two body styles. Comfy for longer trips and hold you in place if you want to enjoy the twisties. The big news on the immediate horizon for Mazda's bread and butter line is the introdution of the SkyActiv-G drivetrain for the 2012 model, bringing direct-injection and an optimized automatic transmission to dramatically increase the fuel economy over the 2. In the Grand Touring trim, it came with decent looking alloy wheels. Driving impressions - High points of driving this car are the car's cornering which is impressive and breaking which is good.
Recall Date 2017-02-09 Description Mazda North American Operations Mazda is recalling certain 2011 Mazda2 and 2010-2011 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles equipped with a manual seat lifter. One of its most significant drawbacks to the Mazda3 is cabin noise. The Mini Cooper S is more driftable, as go-fast hatches go. The popular Mazda3 remains unabashedly fun to drive, which should appeal to driving enthusiasts who want a practical car. The Yokohoma Avids on the Grand Touring still leave us a touch underwhelmed, but they certainly are a step in the right direction, shortening its stopping distance to 125 feet. Six standard airbags, a theft-deterrent system, tire-pressure monitor, and four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist round out the safety features here.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. These cars are an unbeatable value if you like driving, some style, and not spending a lot of money. While the Mazda3 is more fun to drive than a number of competitors, there is a trade-off when it comes to fuel economy. The back seat will fit two adults fairly comfortably, provided the front occupants aren't too tall. New 2011 ratings for the model aren't yet out. The overall value is a huge win for Mazda.
At low speeds, our 2. The Mazda3 sedan also has less trunk space than its competitors, but the hatchback model has a competitive amount of space. It does tend to boom and whir more than you might like, though. Otherwise there's a lot to like in the rest of the design, which is neat and tidy—it's a handsome, upscale look with some sportscar wedge to its profile. Exterior - for an economy priced hatch, I think this car looks nice.