I am thinking about buying a 2005 Mazda 3 for $3,300 with 101,000 miles on it. Is this a good deal? and how long will it last?
That is very cheap. I have seen 2004-2005 models with well over 200,000 miles on them for $3000.
And I have seen 2004-2005 models with 100,000 miles on them or $5000+
They are very reliable cars. 2012 consumer reports magazine named the Mazda 3 as the most reliable car of 2012.
J.D. Power &: Associates named Mazda the 4th most reliable car brand in 2009.
I owned a high mileage mazda for 8 years and I have had many friends who have owned Mazda’s for a similar amount of time. They all love their cars and have nothing bad to say about them. They are very reliable cars.
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2005
I purchased a 2005 Mazda 3. I just came out of a 2005 Mazda 3 not quite 6 months ago, I now drive a Mazda 3 Skyactiv with nearly 20,000 miles on the odometer, purchased it brand new. I would not recommend purchasing an 05 Mazda 3 because you can get far less miles for the asking price. If repairs have not occurred they will be there shortly. Another thing to consider would be worn parts, belts, hoses, worn oil plug and washer these things don’t last forever. Tires may need to be replaced soon, unless a new pair, the car may need re-alignment all because of the age and miles of the car. I would suggest you consider purchasing a car with less miles.
To your question, how does it last? Mazda’s 05 version has a reported service life of 10 years or 275,000 miles whichever comes first before a major repair. Its the small repairs that add up. One other thing, whatever you decide to do, be sure you can tell what shape the water pump is in, particularly in a front wheel drive car. Changing out the water pump is not for the faint of heart. Having said, all of that, walk away from my answer knowing I believe Mazda is a really good buy and it will last long.
I evaluate each and each are maximum suitable for the two gender. when I see the hatchbacks on the line, the driving force’s often a guy, and that i see a honest quantity of ladies and adult males persons using the sedans. actual, i’ve got 2 buddies, one male and one female, who each and each have sedans. in spite of the undeniable fact that, i’m presently waiting for my hatchback from the producing unit! The poster who pronounced the hatchback won’t seat extra effective than 2 for sure does no longer comprehend something with regard to the Mazda3, because of the fact the interior room is precisely the comparable in the two the hatchback and the sedan, different than the hatchback has extra effective headroom interior the rear, to no longer point out extra shipment area. If I have been you, i might decide for the hatchback. this is extra effective useful for hauling donning kit around and looks the 1st-fee – and not between the colorations are girly colours, so as which you would be able to no longer pass incorrect.