2012 Mazda Mazda3Daryl Conner - West palm beach, FL11/12/2016
Don't get me wrong I love this car, the second I drove it I fell in love. But in the first 5 months we discovered my external thermostat needed to be replaced, my alternator needed to be replaced because anytime I made a turn or hit the breaks or accelerated all the lights on my car would flicker. One of the brakes has been catching ever since I bought the car. And lastly the dash warped and of course is not covered.
the grand touring model has everything. The only thing I don't like is the power. It feels really weak. I'm always dragging behind in traffic. And I love the thrill of power. But aside from that this car is fantastic. Above average steering and handling. And I know first hand how well a Mazda 3 will handle a crash (very well). And it does get really good gas mileage. I get about 400 miles a tank or more, half city, half country. If this car just had a little more hp, it has 155hp, if it had just 180 i would give it 5 stars. If it had 200 or more then i wouldn't want anything else.
2005 Mazda Mazda3Terese - San Diego, CA01/19/2015
This car is a lot of fun to drive! I look forward to driving with the sunroof open any chance I get. It has some decent pick-up speed. It's hard to not go over the speed limit! Whoever thought of the marketing slogan for this car was right on point! "zoom zoom"
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