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.
Reliable and Fun to Drive
2012 Mazda Mazda3C K - Covington, GA04/17/2016
This is the first Mazda I've ever own. So far this car is as reliable as Toyota. I love everything about this car except the seat does not fit me really well because I am very short and my back and neck hurt when driving long hours. Now that I found a seat cushion to lift me a little, this issue is solved. You hear road noise but I expected it from a car in the class. I should add the Skyactive engine requires 0W-20 oil, which is a little expensive. I wish I had known that before I bought this car. However, this car saves me gas money and I enjoy driving.
Simplified and perfect,
2013 Mazda Mazda3Emily Williams - Houston, TX01/30/2017
Mazdas have always been amazing cars to me. It doesn't have a lot of fancy features, but if you prefer simplicity and reliability over flash, this is the car you should get. Before this one, I had another Mazda 3 which was unfortunately totaled, but the side airbags deployed quickly and prevented me from getting seriously hurt. These cars have never given me any problems mechanically and continue to be reliable!
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