I've owned my Mazda3 for five years now and I've never regretted the decision. He went on to say that the short shifter action allows the driver to extract every horsepower from the 2. She's still has good tread depth on her second set of tires I bought Kendas. Units Affected 4029 Our last update complained about how the instrument-panel dimmer doesn't allow adjustment to the orange numbers on the gauge faces. Looking to do some repairs along with adding some horsepower by putti. Our Take on the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 They don't get the attention -- or the sales -- of comparable models from Toyota and Honda, but don't overlook the Mazda3 and its bigger brother, the Mazda6.
We found the brakes on the 3s to be quite effective and sensitive; a mere light touch on the brake pedal around town works nicely. I drove an hour plus took the time to get cash before going down Friday morning since checks are not accepted. Both interior color packages receive newly designed white gauges and a zebra-striped wood-finish dash trim. Mazda claims it also reduces noise, vibration, and harshness. These arrangements result in an even stiffer, safer body and even sportier handling and ride control. Two body styles, two personalities Common features for both the 4-Door s sedan fitted with the 2. You planned to improve the appearance and performance of the car but you were too busy at work.
Don't flip that page just because the pictures show a bunch of four-door econoboxes. Some of the maintenance could be easier, try replacing the cabin air filter. L eather seating surfaces are available as an option for all s models, and new for 2007 on select exterior colors is a gray cloth interior. The biggest benefit of both variable valve timing and a variable intake is usually a flatter torque curve while maintaining good peak horsepower. The standard five-speed manual transmission shifts beautifully, especially the upshifts, which were almost as smooth as an automatic, with no real driver effort. You could have picked the sedan but the grinning grill on the Mazda worked better with the five-door hatchback than the four-door sedan. My only problem with this car is that at 20k the transmission went out.
Reader Eric Meyers wrote to let us know that there's hope. It was great on gas and all maintenance was relatively cheap. A new Mazda 3 hatchback grill should be top priority because with its grin gone, the car looks sad. My son and his wife are happy with the purchase. He said the vehicle was on hold. Redline is 6500 rpm, but the engine is happy zooming to 7000. Mazda 3s models come with the larger, more powerful 2.
The group in England designed the Mazda 3 suspension, but the final tuning was done by Mazda at its long, rolling test track in Hiroshima. Passive safety systems feature a rigid body shell that provides exceptional collision safety. Sure, at first glance they resemble cars from the bottom of the Hertz and Avis price sheets--and since none of them wears Evo-esque wings, flares, airdams, or other overt signs of swagger, you can be forgiven for thinking these cars are automotive white bread. I got to the dealer. The spec sheet shows a why-bother gain of only 2 horsepower from 148 to 150, both at 6500 rpm , and no change in rated torque still 135 pound-feet at 4500 rpm , but those are only the peak number. .
Smooth ride, gears shifted seamlessly mine was manual , quick pickup, and the storage in the back with the hatch folded down was a lot more spacious than one would think in a hatchback. The idea comes from racing where you want to have the higher rpm on the tach in your line of sight. The plastic pieces from the dash to the doors would creak non-stop. Test drives impressions The larger, more powerful 2. I follow the service schedule and have had no unexpected problems. Mazda 3s models with the 2. This is one of those engines that feels good throughout the entire rev range.
I had to get a brand new one and it took about 2 weeks to get it back. Be prepared to downshift to accelerate suddenly, either with the manual five-speed gearbox or the five-speed automatic. New interior features Both 4-Door sedan and 5-Door have newly added rear armrests with integrated cup holders for rear seat occupants. The Mazda 3i available only as a four-door sedan comes with the smaller, 2. Aside from that problem, it was a great car and as long as you dont mind a squeaky interior - you'll love the car! Mazda took care of everything so I didnt have to pay for anything so I guess I cant complain.
In addition, 16- and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels have been redesigned to both accentuate the aluminum alloy look and convey an image of stability. The trunk is spacious and if I need a little more storage room, I just fold down a seat. I love the leather and the blue lights and the six disk cd changer. Both cars offer genuinely good value and, when outfitted in their sportier trim, serve up a fun-to-drive factor that rivals German cars. But i love to drive her cuz she is manual and pretty quick. The no-cost option trades 5-7 horsepower for significant reductions in emissions. You should also take the opportunity to add a rearview camera and that aggressive Mazda 3 hatchback spoiler you have been eyeing on eBay.
At 1000 rpm it generates only 120 pound-feet, which climbs to 140 at 3000 and peaks at 150 at a relatively high 4500 rpm. Business opens at 10, vehicle did not looked like it was even moved and I feel like I was duped. You can just put the lever in Drive and go, but they also feature a manual mode programmed for quick shifting. People have told me countless times that it looks likes a Lexus inside and out! For occupant protection, front dual airbags are standard, and seat-mounted side and roof-mounted curtain airbags are available as well. With the wide selection of Mazda parts and accessories offered by reputable sellers on eBay, you can easily find all of the parts you need to restore your car. Fortunately, all that your Mazda 3 hatchback lost was the front bumper, headlights, and grill.