This is a fun car to drive! Five-door hatchback, the MAZDA3 was designed for ZOOM-ZOOM driving. Sleek and sporty MAZDA3 is equipped with an engine that is both powerful and fuel efficient.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback
-Good looks, strong engines and sharp handling add up to an economy car that feels anything but cheap.
-Fun-to-drive character, stylish interior design, strong engines, hatchback utility.
MAZDA3 comes standard five-speed manual overdrive transmission with powerful 160-horsepower, 2.3-liter four cylinder engine. The fit and finish is good with lots of room in the hatchback. The seats fold down for lots of hauling capacity. Great for grocery shopping and all around hauling. A small air mattress can even fit in the back with the seats down. Power windows and power door locks, plus power outside mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, sport seats, alloy wheels, and cruise control.
This MAZDA3 received high marks from drivers, who liked not only the car's sporty handling and peppy engines but also its relatively inexpensive cost and good fuel economy.