Sure, it has a few small issues now. The Mazdaspeed3 carves through the corners in a way that's distinct from its all-wheel-drive competitors. Transmission: Manual 6 Speed Color:Silver Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. Otherwise it is equipped similarly to the Touring models. The best thing about the Mazdaspeed3's interior is the high-bolstered sports seats, which cradle and support rather than confine. The Mazda3 sedan offers 94. Overall very happy with my Mazda.
Rear legroom is limited, but foot space is good. For the least expensive 2008 Mazda 3 sedan, a 148-horsepower, 2. Interior Up to five people can fit inside the Mazda3. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Otherwise, the car is so much fun drive.
I also notice with the dimensions of the car, the I Touring Mazda 3 gets few if any dings from other car doors because if you center the car in the parking space, You are as far from other cars. Performance with the larger engine falls short of some sporty compacts, but it will satisfy most drivers. The rear fascia was slightly changed adding a notch on the bumper cover of the sedan. Great car, an even better value. The variable valve timing and variable intake length improve torque low in the rpm range. Its handling, performance and styling made it an immediate hit with consumers. In the rear seat, however, the Mazda is significantly larger, most notably in leg room and shoulder room.
Traction control and stability control became available. Really a fun car but it is also great on gas. Sedans are available in either i or s trim, allowing a choice of either engine, but five-door hatchbacks come only in s trim. Verdict The Mazda 3 and the Mazdaspeed 3 are firm favorites with Car and Driver editors. Archived from on 6 December 2010. For more power, Mazda enthusiasts are excited about the 2. Launched as a 2004 model, the Mazda3 was extensively updated and upgraded for 2007, with a revised appearance inside and out.
Mazda engineers and designers addressed concerns regarding cabin noise level by redesigning or changing multiple systems and adding sound-deadening material to the roof lining and hood panel. Savvy car buyers on a budget will definitely want to give the Mazda 3 a test drive. All models come standard with a hefty number of safety features, with even the basic level providing impressive features. The Mazda 3 provides Mazda's exceptional handling in style. Anti-lock brakes and side-impact airbags, previously optional, were now standard. Built on the same platform as the Volvo S40, the compact, front-wheel-drive Mazda3 displayed entirely different styling. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, steerable active bi-xenon headlights and dual-zone climate control come as standard equipment on the Grand Touring models.
The Mazda 3 is Mazda's zippy four-door family sedan or five-door hatchback available in a wide selection of trim levels. Two SkyActiv engines are offered in North American markets, the 2. 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. All five-door models feature a revised rear bumper, and Grand Touring models now have standard power seats. There were no appearance changes for 2008. Seating and visibility for the driver are both good. If you own one, I'd suggest a high-quality tinting job to keep some of the heat out.
The only visibility issue can come from the triangular rear quarter windows. Other models have similar ratings. For 3s, a brushed aluminum surface lends some drama to the dashboard, as do red-orange electro-luminescent numerals with blue-tinted dials. Really a fun car but it is also great on gas. The result is a car that could change the way people think about compact cars. The Mazdaspeed3's interior has the same overall look as its siblings, but red stitching in the steering wheel, shift knob and seats adds some motorsports style. The Mazdaspeed3 edition is leather trimmed, has front seats that are more heavily bolstered, and sports bits of aluminum trim throughout to complement the car's impressive performance.
Steel wheels hold 15-inch tires on the Mazda3 i sedan; the Mazda3 s sedan gets 16-inch alloy wheels, while the Mazda3 s hatchback rolls on 17-inch rubber. The 2008 Mazda 3 is aging gracefully; its sharp, sporty looks are still popular among buyers, and the hatchback is especially utilitarian. The 2007 model also includes less visible mechanical changes. Transmission options consist of the 6-speed manual and the automatic. The designers worked hard to give this car the kind of character that will set it apart from other compact cars, and the result is a surprisingly bold look. The Mazda3 seats themselves are supportive without being confining, and the use of high-quality foam in the bolsters makes them very comfortable during long drives.