The first was a 2. Facebook: Website: Google+: Flickr: Twitter: DieselDucy Elevator Shirts and stuff! Although it answers the helm without a hint of reluctance, there's a sensation of heaviness here that goes beyond the 162-pound difference between this Mazda five-door and the one that came home first in our 2002 hatchback derby. The real fun comes from the handling, which is precise and direct a vast improvement on the Premacy. Model year 2006 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 2. My daughter drives this car and cannot afford it. The no-cost option trades 5-7 horsepower for significant reductions in emissions. Saabkyle04 inspired me to start reviewing vehicles as I also love cars.
I raved about it, I couldn't help it--it's so likable. Those are remarkable numbers for a car in this class. Each time the check engine light came on. Safety features include dual front airbags that sense the driver's position and the weight of the front passenger. Replaced a part of the clutch that allowed it to work.
The base powerplant is an aluminum 2. Bulb burns out too quickly. Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. The only major thing that has needed replacing is the manual transmission, 2 years ago - which is typical for Mazda3s. Saw evidence that clutch material was present in clutch housing. The Mazda 3, or Mazda3 as company renders it, is available as a neatly styled four-door sedan or as a more adventurous five-door hatchback. It seems that Mazda didn't rust-proof this model year appropriately as I read a lot of people complaining about excessive rust on 2006 Mazda 3.
The only complaint that is regularly aired by owners is the level of road noise that is audible in the cabin. Side-impact and side-curtain airbags are standard on 3s Touring and 3s Grand Touring. Had it replaced with high quality part. Make sure of servicing to ensure your car of choice has regularly seen the inside of a service garage during its life. But gone are the perfectly matched, lightweight controls and frisky nature that come with a well-tuned light car.
I wanted to share my love for the automotive world with the rest of the world. It turned out that the entire wire harness needed replacement as the wires shorted, were fragile and broken. When applying the brakes in normal driving conditions, the pedal and brakes responds as it should, but then start to lose pressure and the vehicle lo. It's fun to drive, looks nice, and the trunk is deceptively large. Premium sound systems and luxury options, such as a sunroof and leather interior, are reasonably priced. The only comparable performance in the class was posted by a 180-hp Toyota Matrix in our June 2002 hatchback comparison, and that car scaled in 110 pounds lighter than our hefty 2957-pound five-door Mazda test car. Height remains about the same at 57.
By design this isn't a life-threatening failure, but was manifest by noise, deteriorated handling, and uneven tire wear due to misalignment camber and to some extent toe. Tread-life was dismal, 300 tread-wear rating, I replaced them at 16,000 miles, not worn out, but performance was lousy anyway. 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. Like many others have experienced with this car Internet forums , mine deteriorated and failed leaked the fluid out completely. It looked good from all angles with its striking lines and balanced proportions. This is an all-new car on a new platform, 40 percent stiffer than the Protegé's body shell, according to Mazda. However, it's the sassy five-door version that's really the showpiece of the new lineup, and design chief Hideki Suzuki cites the Peugeot 307 and Alfa Romeo 147 as inspiration sources for the car's New Age look.
Like the Protegé, the 3 is offered in two body styles, a formal four-door sedan and a five-door hatch such as our test subject here. Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! The crisp action of the five-speed shifter is just this side of something from Honda, the brakes resist wilt better than most, and the 3's every move is distinguished by certainty. I've owned my Mazda3 for five years now and I've never regretted the decision. Upon replacement, the car has been working great. Left rear previously failed 2 years ago so knew what to look for. My only problem with this car is that at 20k the transmission went out.
I bought the 2006 mazda 3 Touring. Bug the over all this being my first Mazda car I am enjoying everything about my car. Add to that a large and flexible luggage compartment, and a number of useful storage options and the Mazda 3 is more than capable of satisfying the needs of a modern family. Paid in full at time of purchase. I've been on several extended trips family of 3 and have never run out of cargo space. The sedan has a sweet, rounded shape and smooth, cohesive design. Equipped with the five-speed manual and the 2.
Much has been gained with the new model, but the part I liked best about the old has been lost. What is surprising, though, is the character change that marks the transition from Protegé to 3. It had everything, from a full body kit, 17-inch alloys, climate control air, sports trim, to a leather wheel and shift knob. These are comfortable, friendly cars with terrific seats, big electroluminescent gauges on 3s , a huge glove box and excellent attention to detail. The 2006 Mazda 3i benefits from increased power this year from its 2. I follow the service schedule and have had no unexpected problems. Side-curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard on some models and available on all, enhancing safety.