Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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i Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26-28 City / 34-35 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/variable valve timing (V-VT)
  • Aluminum alloy engine block
  • Tumble swirl control valve (TSCV)
  • Variable induction system (VIS)
  • Exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) system
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson front strut suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent E-type multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs & shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P195/65HR15 all-season tires
  • T115/70D15 temporary spare tire
  • 15" x 6.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Electro hydraulic pwr assist steering (EHPAS) system
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Stainless steel exhaust-inc: manifold, main silencer, pipe
  • Single exhaust outlet w/bright tip

Exterior Features

  • Body-color front/rear bumpers w/(4) integrated rear bumper reflectors
  • Black roof molding
  • Body-color protective side moldings
  • Black urethane front grille insert & trim
  • Clear-lens halogen headlights w/silver-color headlight bezels
  • White-lens oval type side repeater lights
  • Red-lens taillights
  • Dual body-color manual remote folding mirrors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Fixed-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color fuel door

Interior Features

  • Reclining sport-type front bucket cloth-trimmed seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests
  • Center console-inc: armrest lid/covered dual storage compartment, dual cup holders w/lids
  • Full carpeting
  • Front/rear carpet floor mats
  • Urethane scuff plates
  • Driver-side foot rest
  • 3-spoke urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Color-keyed center instrument panel side treatment
  • Black gloss-type finish instrument panel trim insert
  • Silver-colored door handles, gauge bezels, outboard side air vent bezels
  • Red nighttime illuminated gauges & controls
  • Black gauges w/white lettering
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, coolant temp gauge, tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers
  • Warning lights-inc: brakes, high-beam on, turn signals on, hazard warning on, check engine, engine oil pressure, battery charge, defogger on, air bags, front seat belt pretensioner system, door ajar, low fuel, ABS, cruise control on
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel door, hood, trunk
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger
  • Front side window demisters
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, automatic level control (ALC), digital clock
  • Satellite radio-compatible audio system (requires additional dealer-installed hardware)
  • Color-keyed door speaker bezels
  • Roof-mounted mast-type antenna
  • Illuminated locking glove box w/color-keyed latch
  • Cigarette lighter & ashtray w/illumination
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Molded cloth door trim-inc: front/rear bottle holders & storage
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Patterned-type center windshield sunshade
  • Dual vinyl-covered visors-inc: covered vanity mirrors, ticket holders
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • Floor-mounted gear shift lever
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Dual front map lights
  • Dome light
  • Cargo area light
  • Driver side front seatback pocket
  • Driver side storage bin
  • Trunk lid opener cancel system (trunk latch type)

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags (SRS)-inc: crash zone, drivers seat position, passenger weight sensors
  • Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • 3-point seat belts for all positions w/driver/front passenger height adjustment
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child safety-seat lower anchors & upper tethers (LATCH)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Crashable brake pedal
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Trunk entrapment release system
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Single-type horn
  • Triple-H body construction

Options & Packages

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

122 Reviews
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Great car! Only a few fixes

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

My Mazda 3 has had its ups and downs to say the least, however I really do love it! A few small upkeep fixes to keep the car going. It's a 2006 so it has nearly 200,000 miles on it. I've had it for 4 years now and so far I have replaced tires, done on time, regular oil changes, changed my valve gasket cover, rebuilt my ABS control module and replaced spark plugs and light bulbs. Overall considering the year and mileage of my car it has been very good to be. Comfort is excellent and radio and AC both work very well! It's also a super pleasing exterior of the car! Would recommend to someone looking for a cheaper buy reliable car willing to fix a few minor things if it's older

- Eryn C

2006 Mazda 3- a good starter car

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

It is not such a good car in the bad weather. The air conditioning/heating system is not the best as it takes a long time to defrost in the winter and a long time to cool down in the summer. The car shakes a bit when you go over 65 mph, but other than that it is a smooth ride. Another thing I do not like is that it takes awhile to speed up as there is no pick up. I replaced the radio in the car because it did not have an aux cord or Bluetooth. The speaker system in the car is very good.

- Sam F

Mazda 3: Compact car with good sights and reliable

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

I like the compact size of my car and how even though it is a small sedan, I feel like I am sitting high up and I have a good view of everything around me. Since the car is compact, it doesn't have as much power as I would like. The AC/heating system isn't the best. It doesn't have as much power as many other vehicles I have been in. I have had the car for 5+ years with no major problems. It has been very reliable. I can't complain much about my little car.

- Laura H

Mazda: The pros and cons of owning a Mazda 3

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

Mazda looks really nice; I like the appearance of the outside and interior. The outside is red and looks sporty. Seats are comfortable and all black. Car is old and so currently having some issues. The car is starting to shake when switching gears (automatic). It does not have any newer updates such Bluetooth or GPS which would be nice. It does have a multi-CD player and a charging station. The trunk also has a lot of space for storage.

- Lauren C

Cute little Mazda 3. Color blue.

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

Good car for short people. It is comfortable. I bought it when it was 2 years old, with 41,000 miles on it from a used car dealership. It handles well. Tires are 2 years old, handles well in snow. Automatic windows, am FM stereo, CD player, black and grey cloth seats. Big trunk, spacious glove box. Has latches for rear facing baby seats. Back seats fold down and can get into the trunk from the back seat. Driver and passenger airbags.

- Crystal D

Amazing first car, perfect for me

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

I love the way my car drives, the breaks don't jerk nor is my car difficult to drive, and I have a lot of miles. My engine light is on but it was a quick and easy fix. I love the size of my car, nice and petite but big enough to fit five people in my car. The trunk size is fairly big. The seats are comfortable, I have a lot of moving space within the chair itself.

- Bryanna C

Mazda 3 is the car for me!

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

My vehicle runs really smoothly! I love the Mazda manual transmission cars! Sometimes the engine light goes on for no reason, but for being over 10 years old it is really doing well! The car can go fast, and I really love the car! It is very comfortable! The black interior on the car can get super hot, but other than that it is a great car!

- Elise B

Great, reliable car with only minor issues after owning for 13 years!

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

Once it was 9 years old we begin having electronic/technical issues and glitches. Took over a year to get it sorted out - 3 years later they started again, and had spread from a small area to a wider range - from interior lights, windows etc to computer and chip problems. My only complaint. A really reliable car.

- Elizabeth W

This vehicle is a small four door white sedan with tan and black interior.

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

This vehicle is reliable and good on gas. The interior tan and black. The seats are cloth and comfortable for long drives. The A/C unit works for the most part, sometimes it cuts itself off. Also since the original radio did not have Bluetooth or an aux input we replaced it.

- Madison B

Love my Mazda, love the mileage.

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

Very comfortable can easily adjust seats and has the back that can inflate, passengers seem comfortable kids ride easy, love the gas mileage can fill up under 30$ with gas prices now. Only bad thing is always have front end problems because of how bad michigan roads are.

- Tina H

Mazda - Drive it till the tires fall off

2006 Mazda Mazda3 i

Great on gas, just recently started having issues around 2 years ago but still driving it daily. Has never left me stranded and is roomy for myself-a shorter female and average sized teens. 6'4 husband is a bit cramped but not enough to cause issues.

- nicole S

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