2012 Mazda MAZDA3 User Reviews
i Grand Touring AT 5-Door shown
- $12,410 - $17,682
- No trim specified for this review
- decent fuel economy, attractive looks
- several troublesome problems
Purchased As New
Did my research and expected a trouble free car, but it didn't turn out that way. Have had electrical problems virtually from the day I purchased. Horn needed to be replaced which took 2 months as Mazda "needed to have horn not working while in the repair shop." Horn worked sporadically and had to take it back 3 times before they were able to figure that a new horn was required. Very dangerous situation. A problem that seemed to be connected was the beeper alert that notified when car was locked or unlocked which failed after less than 2 months from purchasing but resumed working once horn was replaced. Approximately 3 months later, the car would not start. Totally dead. After waiting 3 hours for a tow it finally started. Mazda has told me to notify them as soon as it doesn't start(and not attempt to start it) so they can can diagnose problem. So far it has failed to start 4 times (I have owned car since 5/11). Since it was very impractical to call them as was on vacation twice and far from home the other 2 times , I have not done as they've requested. The car started each time on the second or 3rd try. Common sense indicates that there will be high electrical repair costs down the road, hopefully before the warranty expires. I won't even talk about the windows, particularly on the driver side as they all have a sticking and popping sound which Mazda claims was because car was "dirty". Total nonsense. Extremely disappointing purchase.
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