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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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purchasing a mazda 3!!

Hello ! So i'm thinking of purchasing this! He's accepting 4800$ I just wanted to know what you all from mazdaforums think about that? Is it worth the price? I've been wanting to get a mazda3 for a while now.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 07:56 AM
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Re: purchasing a mazda 3!!

Well yea.. a 3 is awesome. But.. what's the year, hatch or sedan? Motor? Trans? DETAILS BOY DETAILS!
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Well yea.. a 3 is awesome. But.. what's the year, hatch or sedan? Motor? Trans? DETAILS BOY DETAILS!
crap I totally forgot. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/3673278669.html
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Re: purchasing a mazda 3!!

Wrong link
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WOW. it's been a long day

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Looks like a highway runner!

Something bumped it on the rear though, might want to take a bit more look into that; it's a minor scratch but still visible (left of the license plate). Also another (dent?) scratch on the passenger rear door, might want to check that out as well.
Also has that weird dent from people leaning against the driver's side door as well.


The mileage is what concerns me though; even if it did just have an overhaul of the liquids, a lot of the mounts and bushes will be on their way out. That said, you can absolutely get a lot of miles out of it if it is running in as good condition as it appears.

Be aware, the leather seats can at times be less comfortable than the cloth ones (it's been a common complaint popping up recently from a few people) so if that is important, make it a concern because even for my small size, riding around for an hour in those seats in a friend's car my back begins to hurt a little bit.


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Honestly... for it's age, at least in the pictures it appears to be in VERY good condition. I really wish people would take more pictures of the engine bay because it's easy to wash and wax a car and vacuum an interior, but knowing how clean the engine bay is is very important as well.

Besides the higher mileage, I think it's in pretty good condition.

I think for your price of 4.8k is more fair than what he's asking (but that's just how it is)
I would try to shoot for 4.6k though if you can.

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VTCS ticking (not PSV)

Looks like a highway runner!

Something bumped it on the rear though, might want to take a bit more look into that; it's a minor scratch but still visible (left of the license plate). Also another (dent?) scratch on the passenger rear door, might want to check that out as well.
Also has that weird dent from people leaning against the driver's side door as well.


The mileage is what concerns me though; even if it did just have an overhaul of the liquids, a lot of the mounts and bushes will be on their way out. That said, you can absolutely get a lot of miles out of it if it is running in as good condition as it appears.

Be aware, the leather seats can at times be less comfortable than the cloth ones (it's been a common complaint popping up recently from a few people) so if that is important, make it a concern because even for my small size, riding around for an hour in those seats in a friend's car my back begins to hurt a little bit.


Eonon head unit. new shift knob.

Honestly... for it's age, at least in the pictures it appears to be in VERY good condition. I really wish people would take more pictures of the engine bay because it's easy to wash and wax a car and vacuum an interior, but knowing how clean the engine bay is is very important as well.

Besides the higher mileage, I think it's in pretty good condition.

I think for your price of 4.8k is more fair than what he's asking (but that's just how it is)
I would try to shoot for 4.6k though if you can.
I'll try and haggle for 4.6k thanks!
The high miles does concern me somewhat because I do plan to use this as my daily and i've also heard about the "ticking." I've searched around and I see a lot of mixed feelings about it, both good and bad. Is it easy to fix as it says in the post?

He sent me this http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...02980&page=all
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I just bought a mazda 3 2011...the manufacturers warranty has expired...dealer offered a third party extended warranty, is it worth it?
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