2009 Mazda MAZDA3
There are 13 user reviews for the i Touring Value 4-Door trim shown below
- Best fuel economy ever!
- no cons !
Purchased As New
I bouhgt my Mazda 2008 model for a small business I had. The fuel economy is great with this car, especially in the city!
Traveling down from Oregon to Long Beach, CAA I only filled up 3 times and drove with my cruise control all the way! This "little car" is a gas saver! Yet I get and fit into every parking space the "big ones" have to look and sometimes give up with parking in a "normal space! ;-)
If anyone wants a good car, fuel eficient, comfortable (seats are adjustable in any direction) and be envied of this car, go out and see what a dealer can do for you to get into one!
Have fun with this little jewel!...read morehide
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- smooth lines, peppy, alot for the money
- stock tires don't last, cloth interior, not a fuel sipper
Purchased As New
I got my 2009 Mazda 3 iTouring Value Package just as they were rolling out the 2009 models. I wanted to grab one of the 2008's at 0% financing, but I missed my chance. :(
The main reason I bought THIS car, is that it was one of the only cars in its class, price range, and fuel economy that didn't look like a toy to me. I didn't like the body style on the Ford Focus, Nissan Versa, Chevy Aveo or Toyota Yaris. On the other hand, the Mazda 3 actually looks sporty!
The iTouring Value Edition gave me all the options I used to have on my 1996 Saturn SL2. It has 4-wheel anti-lock disc breaks, keyless entry, & foglamps. However with this car I gained a few options not on the old Saturn like, cruise control (on a standard-shift), steering-wheel mounted controls, electric windows, and more side air bags.
After owning this car for a year and putting 15k miles on it, my few complaints are: bad tires came with the car lasted only 12k miles until they were bald! (I know what you're thinking, I didn't drive agressively at all, they are just junk). They were very soft rubber that worked well in dry conditions, but wore like cheap socks. I find the cloth interior a little difficult to clean and it seems to grab onto any piece of lint or cat hair like a magnet. And finally I thought getting the smaller 2L engine and the 5 speed version would gain me amd MPG's, but this runs at about 25mpg around town and 32mpg highway. (Pretty good, but for example even my 1986 Chevy Nova got better MPG than that).
Other than that, I am happy with my purchase and hope to put 150k on it over the next 10 years, knock on wood!...read morehide
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- really good price, looks, build quality and features
- limited choice of colors for the 2009 lineup
Purchased As New
I waited 6 months to write this review because I wanted to see how this car held up to my abusive driving. It passed with flying colors. Pickup is great. lots of zoom zoom for a 2.0 liter. This car is amazingly fun to drive since it has a double overhead cam with 4 wheel independent suspension & 4 wheel disk brakes. Mine has a 5 speed stick and mazda threw in cool stuff like 17" alloys, side and curtain airbags, ABS, fog lights, alarm, power windows & locks with remote that pops the trunk too. All at an amazingly low price. I have owned lots of cars including the Millenia and this is the best one yet....read morehide
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- Great Performance, Style, Reliability, Price, Economy (in that order)
- Wimpy Horn, No BlueTooth or Factory Window Tint Option
Purchased As New
I compared Civic Sentra, Corolla, Impressa, 318i, A4, and Mazda 3i. I bought the 2009 mazda 3i value with a 5 speed manual transmission for $14,900 & my old Dave Ramsey beater as a trade-in. The 3i value went way beyond anything else out there for the money. As I write this review in April 2009, dealers are starving to sell cars and the newly remodeled 2010 mazda3's are already in stock so salesmen are unloading 2009's cheap. The 3i value is totally pimped out with more cool bells and whistles than my 96 Millenia. It is a driver's car so its steering is precise and it gives you road feedback (what civic, corolla and oldsmobile drivers consider "harshness") A manual gearbox is the only way to go in this car. I have experienced 32 mpg even though I drive 70-75 mph on the highway. The car is assembled in Japan which is important to me because my millenia from Hofu has given me 167,000 trouble free miles....read morehide
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- Activematic Transmission, Better Fuel Efficiency
- Trunk lid heavy to lift
Purchased As New
I just love the moonroof of this car. It gives me a sense of stability in the highway. Quick Response on the gas pedals. Sporty look. Its body design is advanced for its time.
4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- I love this car, good gas mileage
- I still do not have my wind deflector for my moonroof.
I am a first time Mazda owner and I just love this car. It is a 09 Mazda 3 i touring and I have no complaints. I would surely buy another one. It looks good and has a nice ride, I have only had it a month, I cannot wait to get it on the highway and really see what it can do. Thank you Mazda.
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- Great acceleration in category, good fuel economy.
- Lights on panel by radio can be a little annoying. Keyless entry with no trunk release.
The car handles and drives great. Controls are well laid out. On the highway I have gotten as good as 42 mpg on long trips with the cruise set at 72. Mixed driving though quickly dips to about 31 mpg.
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- Peppy 4 cylinder, steering wheel mounted radio controls, head-turning good looks
- No trunk release on 2007 Remote but Mazda listened & put it on 2009 model
I own the 2007 Mazda 3 i touring and I have been very pleased with this car. I just wanted to share with those concern about the car's reliability and quality. It drives like a sports car and everytime I drive it I feel alive and not like I am sitting there bored. This is the best handling car I have owned since my Saturn Ion and Vue and Nissan Sentra. The appearance is very upscale and has been mistaken for an Acura or BMW in some angles. Interior quality is still great after 23,000 miles. I still get lots of Civic owners, Corolla owners, and others checking out this car and wishing they had purchased a Mazda 3. I love the manual shift mode gear selector...it really brings this car even more alive. Don't let the 2.0 148hp fool you it will get up and go pretty good. It's no race car but it thinks it is sometimes. Trunk space is better than it looks from the outside. Before you go out for a Civic or Corolla you owe it to yourself to drive this car! Civic and Corolla are great cars too but they have no soul, no driving character, and definitely no Zoom Zoom. The Mazda 3 has been a reliable, inexpensive to own car I have loved at first drive. I am planning to trade it for the all new 2010 Mazda 3 that's hitting showrooms spring 2009 if I am not mistaken. Until next time Zoom Zoom!...read morehide
11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great car for the price! Awesome fuel economy!
- Pedals are too close together.
This car ROCKS! I love driving it. I now find reasons to get out and drive it. More trunk space than you'd think.
Smooth ride and a great buy for price.
Perfect for a small family.
The lighting on the dash is too cool!
LOTS of standard features and it has a very sleek look.
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- Excellent handling, great brakes, beautiful choice of interior and exterior colors,okay fuel economy
- hard suspension, road noise, high insurance premiums dues to bad side-impac rating in 2007 model
If you are in the market for Civic or Corolla, forget them once you test drive a Mazda3. Okay I admit Civic comes close to the zoom zoom experience, and holds better value over the years, but the Mazda 3 is a seducer :)
I bought the Mazda 3i touring value edition, comes with 17" alloy wheels, a fair music system with mp3 playback, satellite-radio ready and auxillary input. Great European styling inside and out, good quality plastics and leather in places, but the best part is the steering and handling! Mine's a metropolitan gray with black interiors, very futuristic color, it's been two weeks of bliss so far, hope my babe does not cheat me on the gas mileage now....read morehide
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