3rd Sep 2010, 11:11
I have a Mazda 2004 with 97,000 miles this week; I bought the car with 84 miles on it new. It is a great car to drive in the winter snow and the spring rain. I have never had any issue but the air conditioner! What is up with this low blowing, no cold air coming out of this car? I have driven it from state to state, and never have replaced the brakes, the rotors, the belts, nothing has ever needed replaced at 97,000 miles besides the oil, coolant, and transmission fluids. I just do not understand why the air cannot work right! -- And I have 2 other co-workers that have this same car and have the same issue.
19th Feb 2011, 20:43
Best car I ever owned!
Bought car new in '04 with 3 miles on the clock. Now pushing 125,000 miles. Drive over 60 miles round trip to work every day, plus multiple trips to MI, FL, ME, MD, WV and PA. Ripped skid plate off at first oil change... the hole to access the filter was misaligned. Replaced alternator and battery once... big amps in rear storage tray. Replaced all rotors and pads at 100,000 miles with Autozone parts... way cheaper than OEM, but doesn't stop as good. On my fourth set of tires... stock ones blow. Running Dunlop SP Signatures now and love 'em! Need new struts. Only real gripes are rear wheel well and inside bottom of door rust, crappy heat and A/C from day one. Haven't done anything other than change the oil every 3 to 6 thousand miles. Wouldn't hesitate to drive this car to the moon!
17th Jul 2011, 12:29
Bought a 2004 Mazda3 with 11,000 miles on it. Still only has has 48,000 miles on it. Would not start from time to time, and had to replace the neutral safety switch twice. Would not shift out of park and had to replace a cable. Was leaking fluid, and was told the transmission pan was rusted. Most recently was making a loud squeaking sound, and was told the A/C compressor was shot, very expensive to replace. All this, and not even 50,000 miles yet. Never drove a car for less than 100,000 miles, but seems like this ones destined not to make it. Won't buy another Mazda. Any similar problems by anyone owning this car?