2015MazdaMazda3

Mazda Mazda3

Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren't supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms "compact car" and "economy car" could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently…

- Reviewed by Jeffrey N. Ross

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2015 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP: $16,945 - $25,545
2014 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP: $16,945 - $26,495
2013 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP: $16,700 - $24,850
2012 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP: $15,200 - $23,400
2011 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP: $15,800 - $23,010
Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown

From drag races to roominess comparison, the Mazda3 came out ahead of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series in a diesel-hatchback comparison.
Kiwi seniors accidentally lock themselves in Mazda3 for 13 hours, nearly die

It's an over-played trope that senior citizens are bad with technology. Its regular use as a comedic device, though, overshadows a more dire circumstance that comes when elderly citizens are paired with gizmos and gadgets they don't fully understand.
Couple gets locked in keyless car

New Zealand couple didn't know the electronic locks could be unlocked manually

A couple in New Zealand nearly died after spending 13 hours locked inside their new car last month. Now they are speaking out about their ordeal to try and prevent other older drivers from suffering the same fate.
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2007 Mazda Mazda3
$6,990 / 142,338 miles / PA
2012 Mazda Mazda3
$15,991 / 20,268 miles / NJ
2008 Mazda Mazda3
$9,902 / 72,115 miles / NJ
Tow truck driver hilariously bad at righting a flipped Mazda

Can rolling your car get any worse? The correct answer is yes, as this poor soul found out when he rolled his Mazda3 onto its side. Calling a tow truck might be a logical, post-rollover move, but in this case, it kind of made the situation worse.
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Autoblog's first drive of the 2014 Mazda3 sedan around San Diego.
2014 Mazda3
The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 is a treat to drive and remains the best driver's car in its class.
Mazda recalling 88k vehicles for ECU glitch [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Mazda USA spokesperson Beverly Braga confirmed that this is a voluntary recall, and that the issue entails, "the control program that is designed to protect the capacitor [is] reacting hyper sensitively when the alternator belt gets wet and slippage occurs." There are no physlical issues with the components of the i-ELOOP, like the capacitor or DC/DC converter.
Report: 2007-2009 Mazda3 and Mazda5 models face power steering recall

2007 Mazda3 (above) and 2009 Mazda5 (below, right) – Click on either image for high-res gallery
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