Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Legroom front and rear has been improved over the Protege and so is copious. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c. This represents what Mazda is known for: innovation and the risk that comes with it. Everything south of that is one smooth and effective piece. It's fun to drive and fun to look at.
The manual transmission is very smooth, but the clutch is stiffer than most other cars and requires fairly precise bilateral footwork. Of course, all that power means you are not constantly revving the engine to redline, which calms things a bit. In a head-on collision the front of the chassis is designed to redirect energy to the outside rails, and not down the center toward the front seats. Pedestrian and bicycle detection operates at speeds between approximately 6 mph and 50 mph. The gear changes were lazy and slow, the manual shift mode was absolutely useless, and the automatic transmission had serious reliability issues.
I would definitely recommend this car to anyone. Mazda3 is a global car, sharing technology and components with the Volvo S40 and the European-market Ford Focus. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The three-spoke steering wheel, leather-wrapped in the 3s, feels great in the hands, and the control buttons cruise control, sound system have a positive feel. Since I escaped from the accident without much harm I guess we can say the car has decent to above safety features. There's acres of rear headroom and decent legroom with room for big feet to slide under the front seats. Currently have over 245,000 miles on this car and no leaks and is still running strong.
Vehicle detection operates at speeds above 2 mph. Young hot rodders will, of course, lower the ride height and firm up the suspension. There's a big notch in the rear bumper, under the hatchback's liftgate, to clear the back of your hand when you grab the latch. I also had issues with rust on the quarter panels 2 years into owning the car, which is definitely something to look out for if you are planning to buy this car used. Walkaround Whether four-door sedan or five-door hatchback, the Mazda3 is a wonderful car to walk around. I'm not sure about its durability as not long after I had the car it was written off in an accident.
The window switch for the driver is illuminated at night, a very useful feature. With the side skirts, 17 inch wheels, and fog lights that came on the 2. The five-door looks more aggressive, but a lot of utility with its hatchback design and folding rear seats. Third-party interface providers are solely responsible for their product functionality, and third-party terms and privacy statements apply. My favorite car to date. While other compacts soldier on with 1.
Smart Brake Support operates under certain conditions above 10 mph. One well-placed hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and the damage done to oil refineries has changed all that. We reached in from behind, pressed down on one small square button on each side, and an easy shove forward dropped each seat flat. Reader Eric Meyers wrote to let us know that there's hope. It's a blast on winding country roads. It had above-average performance compared to other cars in the same class from the same generation. The deck is short and high and nicely softened at the top.
With less weight, the i has a better power to weight ratio than the s. Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. People say component sharing makes cars all the same but it's not so. Be prepared to downshift to accelerate suddenly, either with the manual five-speed gearbox or the four-speed automatic. . There's a small seam on each fender between the headlights and the wheel opening, and between the headlights there's only the hood crack. Newer models probably have been improved.
The interior has also been moved quite a measure upscale. Requires compatible phone, and standard text and data rates apply. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Black around the windows, body colored everywhere else. The car looks great on the outside, but I think the interior really stands out. The S model is a sweet deal! It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. The dash panel looks better at night than during the day, with the reddish-orange lighting having its chance to be seen.
The rear fenders are aggressively defined over the wheels. The sensation may be exacerbated by the quiet of the engines and the lack of wind noise, but tire whine and suspension noise are noticeable. Love the styling, quality and design, especially the cockpit which has held up very well and still has a premium feel. Don't be afraid to get the smaller engine in the i. This car is great compromise for those who need practicality but would rather have a European style sports car. When you look at the two cars, you can see that the styling of each nose would only work with its own tail. Not that the base engine is a slouch.
I put in full-synthetic oil and expect the car will still be intact at 200,000 miles based on Mazda's excellent history of reliability. There's the ''i'' trim level, which comes only in four-door configuration and a 2-liter double-overhead-cam four-cylinder making. The back seats in the five-door hatchback are surprisingly roomy and supportive, even when relatively tall people are sitting in front. The only downsides were the engine needed to be revved high to really get going, and the 2. Grafting a hatchback onto the nubile nose of the four-door would never do. It's a fantastic car, though I wouldn't like it nearly as much without the sport package. The 16-valve head is quite sophisticated, with variable valve timing and a variable induction system that optimizes intake efficiency and torque.