Mazda 3 2005
This is what Malcolm Flynn liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Solid pedigree , The new Mazda3 is better than ever
The 2005 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Mazda 3 is also known as the Mazda Axela (Japan and China) in markets outside Australia.
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Mazda 3 2005 Price and Specs
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,670||$6,999|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,999||$5,999|
|Maxx Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,999||$8,990|
|Maxx Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,150||$6,990|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,670||$6,999|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,999||$5,999|
|Maxx Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,999||$8,990|
|Maxx Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,150||$6,990|
Mazda 3 2005 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What's a a good family ute for $12,000?
With your budget you’re looking at quite an old model, particularly if you want a 4WD dual-cab ute. You’d be looking at something around 2007-2008, but my concern with vehicles that old is that they will have done quite a lot of kilometres. If you want a dual-cab ute, and it sounds like the best option given your needs, go for a Toyota Hilux diesel. The alternative is an SUV, such as a Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Prado, but again you’ll be looking at older models.
Luxury replacement for a Mazda 3
Your choices both get The Tick, but the Benz A250 might be too sporty for a retirement car and the A3 is an upscale Volkswagen Golf. A good mate has just bought an Accord Euro and, even though it goes out of production soon, he loves it. You should test-drive all three.
Three of a kind
ASSUMING you drive normally and don't crash over speed humps and into roundabouts and kerbs, there is nothing that could explain a broken engine mount except inferior design. Let's hear from other owners of Mazda3s and see what their experience is.
Bang to rights
I ASSUME you bought the car new, not used; if you did buy it used the damage could have been caused before you bought it. If you have owned it from new and haven't hit anything as you claim, I do think it's unfair you had to pay. Mazda has given you the standard deal for a car that's out of warranty, so they've come to the party by covering half the cost of repairs, but I agree that in this case it isn't enough. No one should have to pay even part of the repair cost for something that shouldn't happen in the first place.
Mazda 3 2005 Towing capacity
The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|NEO||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||900kg|
|MAXX||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|MAXX SPORT||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||900kg|
|MAXX||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|
|MAXX SPORT||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN||900kg|