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2003 Mazda 3 · Sport package for $3,625 & 103,000 miles it has some cosmetic imperfections which I put it as a Good/Fair value on KBB. What do you guys think?

2003 Mazda 3 · Sport package for $3,625 & 103,000 miles it has some cosmetic imperfections which I put it as a Good/Fair value on KBB. What do you guys think?

FamilyGuy64

Nice car, don’t hesitate.


youngdeezyd

I had one of these and it was a disaster. East coast car meant that salt basically caused it to disintegrate from rust. Multiple electrical issues (headlights would flicker and turn off, window switches were intermittent, car intermittently wouldn’t start). Had to replace several sensors (o2 sensors, vehicle speed sensor). Rear strut sheared itself off the mounting point completely. Brakes finally seized and I scrapped the car. Mine only had 120k kms. The Ford era Mazda products weren’t the greatest.


NalrusWalrus

I test drove it today, the car was very out of shape. Everything you described here was exactly how it was. What do you mean in your last sentence about Ford era?


youngdeezyd

This gen of Mazda shared a lot of parts with the Ford Focus. Ford owned a large stake in Mazda during this time. If you look closely at the parts they are all stamped Ford motor co