MazdaSpeed3 reliability

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2003 P5
Updated results next month. We'll be posting results separately for the MS3 again. Looks like just partial results again unless we get about half a dozen more responses per model year in the next ten days.

We'll have another update in February. If more people sign up now, and participate, we'll have full results then.

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Updated results next month. We'll be posting results separately for the MS3 again. Looks like just partial results again unless we get about half a dozen more responses per model year in the next ten days.

We'll have another update in February. If more people sign up now, and participate, we'll have full results then.

Help make this happen:

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Joined and added my data!
 
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2003 P5
We have updated results for the Mazda3 to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. Results are now posted separately for the MazdaSpeed3. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 70, about average, common problem with the audio system

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 65, see note above

2008 Mazda3: 57, about average, might have some 2008.5s with the troublesome audio system in this sample

2008 MS3: 64, again see note above

2007 Mazda3: 19, better than average

2007 MS3: 82, about average

Sample sizes range from small to nearly adequate for the MS3, so these results are not as precise as those for the regular Mazda3. That said, only with the 2007 does the MS3 appear to require more repairs.

A big thanks to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

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2003 P5
We have updated results for the Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Mazda3: 6, better than average

2010 MS3: first stat in May

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 58, about average, common problem with the audio system

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 52, see note above

2008 Mazda3: 46, about average, might have some 2008.5s with the troublesome audio system in this sample

2008 MS3: 51, again see note above

2007 Mazda3: 22, better than average

2007 MS3: 82, about average--only in its first model year is the MS3 more troublesome than the regular Mazda3

Sample sizes range from small to nearly adequate for the MS3, so these results are not as precise as those for the regular Mazda3. That said, only with the 2007 does the MS3 appear to require more repairs.

A big thank you to Antoine, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

Mazda Mazda3 reliability comparisons
 
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2003 P5
Recently enhanced the related repair history survey so that it can (optionally) be used as a personal car maintenance record.

As always, more participants would be helpful. Updated Car Reliability Survey results in May.

Not yet signed up? Details here:

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2003 P5
We have updated results for the Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 MS3: 40, about average, very small sample size

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 39, about average, common problem with the audio system

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 53, about average, small sample size, see note above

2008 Mazda3: 49, about average, might have some 2008.5s with the troublesome audio system in this sample

2008 MS3: 55, about average, again see note above

2007 Mazda3: 21, better than average

2007 MS3: 73, about average--only in its first model year is the MS3 significantly more troublesome than the regular Mazda3

A big thank you to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

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2003 P5
Updated stats in about two weeks.

The 2009 was five responses short of the minimum for full results, and the 2010 was only three short. Especially need more participants for these years, and the 2011 once it's available.

To help provide better information on your year:

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2003 P5
We have updated results for the MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Mazda3: 23, better than average

2010 MS3: 25, better than average, small sample size

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 34, better than average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 51, about average, small sample size

2008 Mazda3: 40, better than average

2008 MS3: 65, about average

2007 Mazda3: 17, better than average

2007 MS3: 63, about average

Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

Mazda Mazda3 reliability comparisons
 
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2003 P5
We have updated results for the Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Mazda3: 26, better than average

2010 MS3: 33, better than average

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 27, better than average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 31, better than average

2008 Mazda3: 42, better than average

2008 MS3: 65, about average

2007 Mazda3: 25, better than average

2007 MS3: 48, better than average

Thank you, once again, to Antoine, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

MazdaSpeed3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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2003 P5
We have updated results for the Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since last April until the summer or even fall of this year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Mazda3: 23, better than average

2010 MS3: 27, better than average

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 45, about average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 45, about average

2008 Mazda3: 47, about average

2008 MS3: 53, about average

2007 Mazda3: 21, better than average

2007 MS3: 45, better than average

Thank you, once again, to Antoine, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help provide this information:

Mazda Mazda3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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2003 P5
We have updated results for the MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.
Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 44, about average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 42, about average

2008 Mazda3: 59, about average

2008 MS3: 55, about average

2007 Mazda3: 20, better than average

2007 MS3: 57, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats require more data. We received enough responses for the following years, the regular Mazda3 in all cases:

2009: 70, 4

2008: 61, 3

2007: 83, < 1

MazdaSpeed3 Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise stats.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

MazdaSpeed3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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2003 P5
We have updated results for the Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011.
Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2011 Mazda3: 29, better than average

2010 Mazda3: 15, better than average

2010 MS3: 20, better than average

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 52, about average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 59, about average

2008 Mazda3: 53, about average

2008 MS3: 30, better than average

2007 Mazda3: 30, better than average

2007 MS3: 63, about average

Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Mazda Mazda3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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2003 P5
We have updated our reliability stats for the MazdaSpeed3 (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through December 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 38, better than average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 63, about average

2008 Mazda3: 49, better than average

2008 MS3: 55, about average

2007 Mazda3: 39, better than average

2007 MS3: 75, about average

Thank you, once again, to Antoine, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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2003 P5
We have updated our reliability stats for the MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through June 30, 2012.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:


2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 32, better than average


2008.5-
2009 MS3: 54, about average


2008 Mazda3: 43, about average, on recalibrated scale


2008 MS3: 69, about average, small sample size


2007 Mazda3: 53, about average


2007 MS3: 77, about average

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more owners involved, we could provide more precise information.


To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:


MazdaSpeed3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
:
2003 P5
We have updated our reliability stats for the MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008.5-
2009 Mazda3: 26, better than average

2008.5-
2009 MS3: 52, about average

2008 Mazda3: 39, about average

2008 MS3: 55, about average, small sample size

2007 Mazda3: 51, about average

2007 MS3: 74, about average, small sample size

We'll have further updates in February and May. The more owners participate, the more precise these will be.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 
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'07 MS3
Repair trips? 55 per 100 cars in a year? I think your data is skewed because you're not getting an honest, random sample. You're getting people online here who are more apt to report problems than no problems.
 
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2003 P5
55 per 100 strikes you as a lot? Since some cars require two or more, this means that over half of the cars didn't require even a minor repair during the year.
 
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2003 P5
We've updated our reliability stats for the Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.


Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:
2012 Mazda3: 7, low
2012 MazdaSpeed3: 0, low, small sample size
2011 Mazda3: 13, low
2010 Mazda3: 16, low
2010 MazdaSpeed3: 16, low
2009 Mazda3: 25, low
2009 MazdaSpeed3: 44, moderate
2008 Mazda3: 33, low
2008 MazdaSpeed3: 37, low, small sample size
2007 Mazda3: 58, moderate
2007 MazdaSpeed3: 66, moderate, small sample size


We'll have further updates in August and in November. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.


To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:


Mazda MazdaSpeed3 reliability ratings and comparisons
 

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