Mazda 3 2006 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 3 2006 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Mazda 3 2006: Cam belt or chain?

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2019

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.

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Mazda 3 2006: Sunroof

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Dec 2018

I don’t believe it did.

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What's a safe first car for $10,000?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2015

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.

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Mazda 3 2006: Loud noise when cold

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Nov 2011

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.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Mazda 3 extended warranty

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jul 2011

If the car is in good condition, has been regularly serviced and hasn’t given you any trouble to date, you could reasonably have confidence that it will continue to give you good service and forego the extended dealer warranty. But if you feel more comfortable with the backup of the warranty them stick with it.

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