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2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2008 Dodge Caliber

  2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport *Ltd Avail* 2008 Dodge Caliber SE
MSRP
$13,895
$14,965
Invoice $13,022 $14,078
MPG
City/Highway
18/32 19/29
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States. Read Full Review The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Trim exterior style
  • Quality of interior
  • Excellent performance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Lots of standard airbags

Dislikes:

  • Some may find ride a bit stiff
  • Road noise
  • No rear-seat cup holders

Likes:

  • Awesome available features
  • Comfortable seats
  • Impressive interior flexibility

Dislikes:

  • Interior materials are subpar
  • Difficult access to the backseats
  • Sharp edges of center stack can be a pain in the knee
  • Tepid acceleration in SE and SXT
  • Engine noise with CVT automatic
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