2006 Mazda 3


The seats are pretty comfortable considering the price. The carpeting in the driver footwell wears through easily. I think it's because the floor is uneven and Mazda used fillers to make it flat, but pressure from shoes, especially high heels will poke through the weak carpet backing.

Fuel Economy


The power is good, the stopping distance is good. The brakes do fade, however. This car had a modified suspension when I acquired it. I'll be removing the lowering springs. It was interesting that my 255/50/17 Mustang track wheels/tires fit in the rear and actually improved the handling significantly. Common wisdom would have dictated that the car have a mean push, but the car is much more neutral now. There is some rubbing on the rear fenders with the lowering springs.

   Last update: Dec 7th, 2019