24th Jul 2010, 22:46

In the general comments you list "handles very well" as the number one comment right after you went on about crashing into a guard rail. Most performance tires and even many mid range all season tires are good for maybe 30K miles, depending on how you drive on them and how often you rotate them. If you needed them at 10K miles, then I could see complaining about that, but 27K miles isn't an extraordinarily low amount of miles, on any given set of stock tires, to need replacing at.

24th Aug 2010, 15:24

Unfortunately the stock tires of most cars are pretty cheap, and add to this the "fun to driveā€ quotient, and the receipt ends up with worn tires. I had a 1993 Isuzu Impulse that I swore ate tires while parked. Turns out a 21 year old "professional driver" and sport compacts are a tires dealer's dream come true.

2nd Jul 2011, 01:35

I agree the tires are not good. I have about 50,000kms or 30,000 miles on my Mazda 3, and one tire is bald, and the other 3 are very near to be replaced. And yes, I rotate my tires as recommended by the owner's manual.

20th Jan 2013, 19:02

Don't knock Mazda for tires made by another manufacturer. If you knew the tires were worn, you shouldn't have driven on worn tires. Driving on tires with too little tread depth is illegal in most areas. Also, it is the lessee's responsibility to maintain the car (e.g. replace the tires), not Mazda's. It sounds like you're just not happy with the lease process?

25th Nov 2013, 08:36

The owner admits the tires were almost completely bald. I believe he didn't check them at any point, because any single tire on the market, when the tread is worn out or very thin, loses any adherence when doing emergency braking in the wet.

Do not at any moment keep driving with worn out tires! They will do fine in the dry. And then one rainy day, when you will have to smash the brakes because of the car in front of you, they will perform like they're on ice.

22nd Jan 2014, 10:52

I just came across this review, and I also own a 2007 Mazda 3S. I am happy with the car, but I also needed to buy 4 new tires before my car hit 40000 miles.

23rd Jan 2014, 11:38

Dealers always say tires are wear and tear items. 40K is actually pretty good for those tires.

14th Feb 2017, 18:23

You would be surprised to hear even some 'luxury' cars come with cheap terrible tires. Many, many manufacturers put the cheapest tires on their cars - and don't look at the tire brand because every well known brand has its cheap, low cost tire model.

When buying a new car, I would certainly negotiate with the dealer a good set of tires of my choice installed on the car right out of the showroom in place of the original ones. It shouldn't be that hard to get such a deal.

15th Feb 2017, 15:32

Sure, a dealer would be happy to swap out the original tires on a new car for replacements of your choice.

Then they just add the costs for the tires, mounting and wheel balancing to the sales invoice. If you're lucky they might give you some credit for the original tires, which they will resell as new car take-offs.

18th Feb 2017, 02:18

You are better off buying a new car and buying new aftermarket tires off the Internet. Then sell your wheels if you wish and tires yourself. I went from Goodyear run flats to Michelin Pilots on my GM.

20th Feb 2017, 15:57

Order the Mazda 3 touring. Larger diameter tires.