Mazda 3 2006
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Not lacking on power, Firm, confident suspension tune, No major reliability issues for petrol variants
The 2006 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 2006 Price and Specs
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,400||$4,180|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,200||$3,850|
|Maxx Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,500||$4,290|
|Maxx Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,300||$3,960|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,400||$4,180|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,200||$3,850|
|Maxx Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,500||$4,290|
|Maxx Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,300||$3,960|
Mazda 3 2006 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 2006 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mazda 3 2006: Cam belt or chain?
It has a chain, so there’s no regular maintenance required. The only reason you might replace the chain is if it were to wear.Show more
Mazda 3 2006: Sunroof
I don’t believe it did.Show more
What's a safe first car for $10,000?
The Impreza is a good choice with all-wheel drive safety and a raft of airbags, so too is the Corolla, but you could also consider the Mazda3. It's best to stick with the recognized Japanese brands, European brands can be appealing, but they tend to be more troublesome and more expensive to service.Show more
Mazda 3 2006: Loud noise when cold
Normally I would suspect the valve lifters based on your description of the noise, but I would have another mechanic listen to it and diagnose it for you.Show more