Great little sports car. Good sport suspension, confortable bucket seats, great sports 6 speed manual transmission. Love the engine sound and the dual exhaust system. You can really feel that turbo kick in!
Caution: If you're looking for a smooth, confortable and quiet ride and great gas mileage, this car is not for you...!
5 month mechanical issues
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.
For the average college student this car perfect. Great gas mileage without the cost of feeling sluggish. the CVT transmission makes it a smooth ride, and the car's acceleration is enough for people who want to feel quick. Trunk and cargo space allows you to haul around 3 other people and have plenty of comfortable space.
This year of Mazda 3's are easily maintained, and have very few recalls. The ones that exist are minor blemishes.
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