CarComplaints.com Notes: Except for a minor issue with cracked motor mounts, the 2008 MAZDA3 is a fantastic vehicle with a great reputation.

If you need to replace the motor mounts, first ask your dealer if they'll cover it -- the motor mounts were dealt with in a TSB & were recalled for some model years. Otherwise buy aftermarket motor mounts -- owners report this solves the problem. If you use the same OEM parts, they may just crack again.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2008 3 4-DR.**************not tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

The IIHS has not conducted crash tests for the 2008 MAZDA3 yet.

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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