I have had a wheel bearing problem one. After a week with a Mazda3 S Touring, I'm pretty. An automatic transmission is optional on both--it's a four-speed on i models and a five-speed on s. The strong lines denote its performance abilities and look particularly attractive on the sporty five-door hatchback. I told the reader that for me, a regular midlevel version of the Mazda3 was so entertaining that I'd be hard-pressed to justify the extra money, especially since the best you could likely hope for with the Mazdaspeed3 is to pay list price, while you can expect a healthy discount on the regular version. I did not complete my transaction with this dealer. At the top of the line, there's also a high-performance Mazdaspeed3, which brings a 250-horsepower, turbocharged, direct-injection 2.
The entry-level Mazda3 i features a 2. Engine and manual transmission are smooth. Though it has only 12 more horsepower than the 2. Do not like the red dash lights at night. Zippy and fun -- and boy does it go fast.
Business opens at 10, vehicle did not looked like it was even moved and I feel like I was duped. A racy three-pod instrument cluster, red dash lighting and long list of standard and optional features make the Mazda3 feel like a high-priced sports sedan. Value, safety and economy are the words I would use to describe this car. But I was buying an economy car, and as far as economy cars, this is one of the better engineered cars I've driven. It has 106,000 miles on it. I have never replaced the clutch, and it feels like it will go another 100K miles.
On all variants, the body shell has been upgraded for 2007, with improved local rigidity for a stiffer, safer body and improved handling; the suspension has also been retuned for better stability. The car had 29k miles at the time of purchase. Demand for the Mazda3 remains high, so you'll need to be on your toes when negotiating the best price. . Sadly, heated exterior mirrors are still not available. Even though the Mazda3 is a front-wheel-drive car, it exhibits very little torque steer. Two features missing from an otherwise well-planned interior are a remote hatch release switch and a retained power feature, the latter necessary to operate the power windows after the key is removed from the ignition.
The seats still use the old fashioned bar to slide back and forth. Performance driving requires the larger 2. The bizarre thing is that I have power everything, except seats. This vehicle seems light compared to the engine which has some muscle behind and i love to drive to and from work, I just updated the cd player so i can use my usb sticks and ipod to play my mp3 collection. A new five-speed automatic with manual shift control is available only with the 2. I get all fluids replaced and then some on schedule. It accelerates like a snail until 3000 rpm, and then the car comes alive.
Grand Touring models add keyless entry, cruise control, and several other features not usually seen on cars in this price class, such as xenon headlamps, heated sport seats, and electroluminescent gauges. The Mazdaspeed3 is one of the most powerful front-wheel-drive cars available, and one of the fastest cars in its affordable price range. The clutch is smooth I bought their manual transmission model. The gas mileage is phenomenal. The s five-door hatchback includes a 2.
A look at the Fair Purchase Price page shows the typical transaction price for the Mazda3, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiating. Both models are wildly popular with drivers young and old, poking a big hole in the commonly-held belief that Americans won't buy hatchbacks. While they look good, the pattern is not as aggressive as the old wheel. I shift as smoothly as possible. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models. Sure the door panels don't make a solid thud when closed. So far, I love this car and would recommend the Mazda 3 over a civic or the always-boring corolla any day.
The crash rating is above average, and all the 'good' features are part of the base package No need to spend extra thousands for something as basic as split rear seats. Touring models bring much more equipment, including alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, stability control, side air bags, side curtain bags, an upgraded instrument panel, air conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, and power brakes, windows, and locks. The sporty and fuel-efficient 2007 Mazda3 is offered in three trim levels Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring and in two different body styles a sedan and a sleek five-door hatchback. As far as comfort goes its pretty good and the handling is excellent. I am 64 years old, and the red is difficult to decipher. I have encountered no reliability issues thus far. In addition, there has been a major front-end freshening across the line.
Also, audio systems have been upgraded with auxiliary input jacks, 12-volt power outlets are now standard, and new rear-seat armrests have integrated cupholders. The interior looks brand new; no faded colors; no wear nor tear in the seats. The mechanic present at the time dismissed my concerns about some of the damage despite the fact that my previous car was almost the exact same make and model of the vehicle I was interested in purchasing. Even taller folks will be comfortable up front, and the driver will appreciate the standard tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Knowledgeable, attentive and not pushy! Driving It We found the Mazda3's handling to be simply superb, with incredibly tight steering that responds instantaneously to input.