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Mazda Mazda3 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending March 31, 2017

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Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
28 vehicles, 10.5 months per vehicle, 11700 miles driven2016 Mazda Mazda3 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 10.5 months per vehicle, 11700 miles driven
56 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 24700 miles driven2015 Mazda Mazda3
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  56 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 24700 miles driven
82 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 34800 miles driven

Redesigned.
2014
Mazda Mazda3
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  82 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 34800 miles driven

Redesigned.
42 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 48200 miles driven2013 Mazda Mazda3
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  42 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 48200 miles driven
59 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 63800 miles driven2012 Mazda Mazda3
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  59 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 63800 miles driven
33 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 59500 miles driven2011 Mazda Mazda3 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  33 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 59500 miles driven
61 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 79700 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2010
Mazda Mazda3
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  61 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 79700 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
27 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 99000 miles driven

Includes 2008.5s.
2009
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  27 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 99000 miles driven

Includes 2008.5s.
39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 101900 miles driven2008 Mazda Mazda3
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  39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 101900 miles driven
38 vehicles, 10.7 months per vehicle, 111500 miles driven

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007
Mazda Mazda3
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  38 vehicles, 10.7 months per vehicle, 111500 miles driven

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
25 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 123600 miles driven2006 Mazda Mazda3 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 123600 miles driven

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Mazda Mazda3 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Mazda Mazda3 reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Mazda Mazda3s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Mazda Mazda3s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Mazda Mazda3 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mazda Mazda3 has been recently.

To see how frequently Mazda Mazda3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Mazda Mazda3

Mazda Mazda3 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good reputation, and quality is way up. JDPower just put them right at the top, over Civic see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Even though many disagree... The smile in the front of the 3 is in reality a "grin". Mazda designs vehicles that keep drivers want to test their vehicles and continue driving them. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Zoom Zoom is an effective marketing strategy. The original Rx7 (which I owned) put real go-cart style sports car performance in an affordable bracket. They continue to do so with the RX8, as well as the 3 and 6 see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I seem to like almost all the cars they produce. Sporty ones (mx-5, rx-8) and not so sporty ones (CX suvs, mazda6). Besides, Zoom-Zoom! see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Mazda has always been reliable and viewed as a fun to drive, sporty brand. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This car has won Car & Driver Magazines Best Hot Hatch comparison 3 years running. It is THE BEST performance buy on the market. The 3 has good CR/CU/JD Power ratings. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Mazda lives up to its zoom tagline and is known for reliability and longevity. The 3 is the successor to the Protege5. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
"Fun" see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good rep.... see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mazda has a big mileage warrenty and is known for the cars having a sporty feel. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
Mazda Mazda3 Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The are not really known to be reliable and this is high in my list. see full Mazda Mazda3 review