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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 - Consumer Opinions


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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 28 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
2012 Mazda3 s Touring 2.5

..."I have owned my 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback for almost 2 months.
I am one of very few who likes the "smiley" grill and the overall look of the exterior far exceeds that of any other mid-size in its class.
I have had no issues to speak of mechanically, it has great acceleration and the seats are very comfortable.
The only complaint I would have is the 26-28 mpg I have been getting (with a very soft pedal foot) as most cars in its class get 30+.
Overall, I do not have buyers remorse and would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a sporty, fun to drive sedan."...

I got the skyactiv mazda3!
Source: Edmunds

...I considered the new elantra, it was a sleek car and gets great mpg like the 3, but I was still biased towards the reliability of japanese cars. And the civic & corolla looked so plain---they were everywhere. I have read some user reviews here about the sound they hear from the engine is a problem. When not used to something, it doesn't neccessarily mean it's broken. It has a new engine, so don't exepct old school appeal. It may make more noise to warm it up than a standard gas engine, but after that it's great. I tried the new impreza w/ cvt, the sound was weird but not broken...

2012 Mazda 3

..."Just an alright car. Gas mileage not great, about 25 MPG so far.
Only bought the car due to Zero percent financing. Finance dept tries to sell you everything from gap insurance to windshield coverage. (I guess they don't do rustproofing anymore?)...

BMW wannabe

..."Great handling (BMW like) - love it! The car feels very secure and solid.
Plenty of power and torque AND FUN! I purchase a 2012 HB Sport Touring Automatic (Black).
After 900 miles - the only thing that could make me a rating 5 happy would be better gas mileage.
The 2.5L is powerful, but a tad thirsty. I've been averaging 25.4 mpg in mixed driving.
Great car and would recommend purchasing. Check out the SkyActiv engine equipped if mileage is high on your priority list - almost as powerful as the 2.5L I've read.
The car seems like a great value for the money."...

Five Star Zoom Zoom

...I have driven her for about 900 miles now. The fuel efficiency @ 32.5 MPG was little disappointing for first tank but I got 35.5 MPG for second tank, all in combined driving. Much better than sticker of 32 combined. The best part is that one does not have to sacrifice the handling, sportiness or the acceleration to get this high MPG with SKYACTIV. The car handles really well. No slowing down to take the corner, no loud engine noise at high speeds. The 6 speed Auto with dual clutch manual shift is smooth. One does not even feel the gears shift. Only thing I found was the car downshifting...

Mazda3 skyactiv
Source: Edmunds

...Great car and it got me 30mpg! The only reason I got the Mazda3 sedan was for the 39mpg (manual trans). So far, with 3k miles, I have been avg 38.2. That's better than my last car but... Pros: when in the right gear, it has some get up and go (for a 4cycl) Bluetooth is great. Works very well with iphone, hands free calls that are voice controlled are great, and streaming music. Handles well, seems sporty Of course the MPG is the real sell. Cons: the seats are horrible! I commute 1hr20min each way every day. 78miles each way every day adds up. This is a huge deal for me. The savings in gas is...

Second Mazda 3 - same zoom; better mileage
Source: Edmunds

...We traded in a 2004 mazda 3 sedan for a 2012 mazda 3 i Grand Touring hatchback with all the options.
Also looked at the Focus Titanium and Subaru Impreza.
Both seemed like solid cars, but Focus was more expensive for similar specs, and we don't need the AWD (and slightly lower mpg) of the Impreza.
The Mazda hatchback has plenty of room in the hatch for a medium-size dog, and is still a fun-to-drive compact car. Our mileage has been in the low 30's in mixed driving...

Finally a fun economical car.
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Fuel mileage, acceleration, and handling. Pretty good trunk space for a small car as well.
Cons: Sometimes hit my head getting in the drivers side, and I'm 5'10" so a tall man may have a more difficult time getting in.
Overall: Too bad the new Skyactive model wasn't reviewed, as it gets way better mileage and peppier engine.
With mostly around town driving, I get a little over 30 mpg, and over 40 on the highway. This is a real fun car to drive with great handling and responsive acceleration. I really love this car!...

The Gas Saver....even if it is not a hybrid
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: bluetooth connectivity , great mileage per gallon Cons: hd radio ,
usb port , gps nav , lack of storage (i want storage for my glasses) Overall: great mileage , great performance with gas keep going up this car takes that worries away...

Everything on my shopping list
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: I have the new SjkyActiv engine... 29 miles a gallon on mostly short trip driving.
This engine is also very quiet. Many cars I tried had a steering column that would not adjust adequately for a 5' 1" woman to see well.
This one does. Cons: Haven't found anything yet... perhaps the short list of colors for the exterior. Overall: I am very pleased. Easy to drive. Good handling. Looks good. Comfortable...

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