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Percentage of Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta repairs by problem area

Chart based on 2567 Mazda Mazda3 and 3502 Volkswagen Jetta repairs.

Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta repair cost distribution

Chart based on 733 Mazda Mazda3 and 1222 Volkswagen Jetta repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Don't infer Mazda Mazda3 or Volkswagen Jetta problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
I owned/own other VWs or related (Seat Leon, Passat). full 2009 Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Reliable IF properly maintained. full 2006 Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
I have owned 3 VWs in the past 9 years. My local VW dealer has a very good service department. No problems with VW reliability/service with any of my cars. Styling is smartly conservative. No gimmicky styling cues that look dated in 2 to 4 years. full 2006 Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
This car needs to be taken care of. If you know how and enjoy taking car of your car, this car will return the favour and take care of you too. full 2006 Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
I owned a 2000 TDI Jetta and loved it. I just wanted power windows so I sold it to my brother and bought a 2006 TDI. full 2006 Volkswagen Jetta review
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
I imagine people will be looking at this review thinking they might buy a used TDI. I'm fully in favor of that. But I have a few useful thoughts: - This engine needs to run. Short-hop driving will keep the engine from warming up and that will cause premature failures and some expensive repairs and you won't get the mileage everyone loves. - If you can do the maintenance yourself PROPERLY, this car is a heck of a deal. But if you want to cut corners on repairs or have to pay someone to maintain the car, you'll spend more money than expected on the car. - TDI engines commonly go 300,000 miles. However, atthis point this model is 13 years old and it will not escape the issues of a 13-year-old car. You may have to address some body rust, some grounding/corrosion issues, and some cheap parts and maintenance at the hands of a previous owner. full 2003 Volkswagen Jetta review
Volkswagen Jetta Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Mainly the cost of maintenance and repair. That may be true of all cars today Also, it was quite low to the ground...backing out of the driveway, unless the tires were over-inflated, scraped the front air dam on the curb as it came fully onto the street. full 2011 Volkswagen Jetta review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I owned a 79 VW Scirocco, and my wife has a 2004 Passat. VWs have their nice German driving manners, but they just are not screwed together like a Japanese car. full 2006 Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
The cost of regular maintenance especially oil changes outweighed the fuel savings when compared to the Corolla I drove after. Rear seat is way too tight on leg room. full 2004 Volkswagen Jetta review
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No luck with VWs for me. I also owned a 1989 Jetta sedan. It was a disaster. First repair shortly after purchase was for the leaking sunroof. Cost: $500-$750 I believe. The major problem with this car was the engine. While driving the engine would choke itself off and stop completely. The first time it happened I was right in rush hour traffic! Can't recommend the experience! This car must have been a lemon. full 2004 Volkswagen Jetta review
 
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Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta Problems and Repair Histories

2605 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Mazda Mazda3. 852 of these members (32.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 2567 repairs to Mazda Mazda3s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

2201 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Jetta. 1810 of these members (82.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 3502 repairs to Volkswagen Jettas--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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