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Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 2566 repairs.
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Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 733 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Mazda Mazda3 problems by year

2004 - 2006 (37%)

2007 - 2008 (30%)

2009 - 2009 (11%)

2010 - 2011 (11%)

2012 - 2013 (5%)

2014 - present (7%)

Chart based on 2568 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Mazda Mazda3

Mazda Mazda3 Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have had good history with the Mazda brand full 2011 Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
4th Mazda owned, very high reliability and quality is excellent. Sporty fun and never get bored driving any Mazda. full 2010 Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have owned Mazdas since 1984 including a 1991 Protege, which is the forerunner of the Mazda3. These cars are built and sold for the world market (as opposed to the 6 series) and have always been good, reliable cars. full 2008 Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I owned a madza 6i before and absolutely loved everything about it except for the engine. I only had the 4cyl and thought "if this car had another 100 horse it would be fun" So i got a smaller version in the 3 and it was exactly what I thought it wouldbe full 2007 Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have only had one problem that required me to take the car into the dealership. It was resolved after a second trip to the dealership. full 2006 Mazda Mazda3 review
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I had a mazda protege5 and it was a very reliable car full 2005 Mazda Mazda3 review
Mazda Mazda3 Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Based on my experience with Mazda, I'll never purchase one again. full 2010 Mazda Mazda3 review
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The AC is weak.This is a typical problem for that modelyear. I measured discharge air temeprature and the AC cycled off at 50°F. for comparison I did this to my Mazda 6 and that AC discharged air at 40°F before cycling off. Mine was black, so this weak AC is a problem. full 2005 Mazda Mazda3 review
 

Mazda Mazda3 Problems and Repair Histories

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