A moonroof, a custom-tuned Bose audio system and Sirius Satellite Radio are optional. What do the Safety Ratings mean? Two features missing from an otherwise well-planned interior are a rear hatch release switch and a retained power feature, the latter necessary to operate the power windows after the key is removed from the ignition. Built on the same platform as the Volvo S40, the compact, front-wheel-drive Mazda3 displayed entirely different styling. The Mazda3 received minor modifications for the 2007 model year. Exterior Comparatively upright in profile, the Mazda3 is built with a wide track and a relatively long 103. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard, and a four-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift provision is optional for the Mazda3 i. Although the front seats are nicely shaped, their seatbacks are on the hard side.
The front bumper was redesigned and fitted with square fog lamps, and the 16- and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels also got a new look. Competitors include the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. I recommend it to anyone that would like a good looking, fun to drive and realiable car, that it is easy on gas. I drove the car to Dallas. Sadly, heated exterior mirrors are still not available. It gets great gas mileage 34-35mpg , has some zip when you step on the gas, and has been very reliable over the years. Sedans get a short but high rear deck.
That engine is generally quiet, but it emits a fair amount of blare when pushed. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters. He emailed every day and asked how we were doing. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. The s Grand Touring model includes heated leather seats, automatic headlights, automatic rain-sensing wipers and a trip computer. Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.
Brian replied that they've been in business for a long time, they sale used cars and sometimes they have problems, warranties are offered for additional cost and pretty much blamed the customers for expecting too much from a used car because you get what you pay for. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury. The ride may be stiff for some but thats the price you pay for great handling and cornering. Sedans get a short but high rear deck. Ive had the car for almost a year now and no problems at all. I've never had an engine or transmission issue at all and is still going strong this will be my second car I plan on buying a 2011 or 12 in the next couple of weeks.
Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask. The wagonlike hatchback has small triangular rear quarter windows. Great gas mileage and power, no problems getting on the freeway or zipping around corners. Transferable Warranty When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. A Sport Package that includes sport bumpers, side skirts, 17-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps is available on s sedans and standard on s hatchbacks.
Special Financing Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Driving Impressions The easy-to-drive Mazda3 handles more adeptly than most rivals. The program is being billed as a no-lose situation: It's expected to help jumpstart the auto industry and fill the road… Americans haven't exactly embraced the hatchback over the years, but that hasn't stopped numerous mainstream automakers from offering all manner of them for the U. The strong lines denote its performance abilities and look particularly attractive on the sporty five-door hatchback. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment. Exterior Comparatively upright in profile, the Mazda3 is built with a wide track and a relatively long 103.
Not sure what an automatic would do. I have fit a 6. Model Review The sporty and fuel-efficient 2008 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. I love the hatchback, it looks great, and you can fit anything you want in there, and if you put both back seat down, you can load staff that you could never fit in a regular car. It's not hard to understand why: the extra door gives them the edge in versatility over their sedan counterparts. All-disc antilock brakes with brake assist are standard on s models and optional on i models. Passenger Crash Grade: Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.
My Mazda is everything I wanted. Minor maintenance work was done to replace the front shocks, all tires, belts, oil and air filter. People say I'm a darty driver, but I blame it on the car because it drives so good. The five-door model allows you to lug around bulky items that would not easily fit in the sedan's trunk. If I have to buy another car in future I will go back.
Headroom is average in the rear but meager in the center position. The only downside to me for a Mazda and this will be my second one I found that the o2 sensors burn out which causes the check engine light to come on but if you are in a county or state that does not require an emissions test you are okay because it does not affect the driving ability of the car but the gas mileage does change so you may only get 20nog. We were extremely discouraged as the ratings on their website described how the dealer went to great lengths to get other people, with our sad financial situation, a loan. I found him very humble and honest. Competitors include the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. Corrosion Warranty: This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal. Roadside Assistance Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.