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Hi, I'm pretty much brand new to the world of cars but I have taken a heavy interest in a Mazda 3 HB Sport. I was wondering what a good price would be for a stock car? And what I need to look out for maintenance wise before purchasing
 

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Price depends on the year and condition of the car. KBB.com and NADA.com can give you an idea of what you will pay for a specific car. The hatchbacks do tend to go for more then the sedans though. Maintenance wise, there isn't too much out of the ordinary on these cars. There is an issue with the 2.3L motors where they can randomly start burning a lot of oil. Some white smoke/steam at startup and while warming up is normal though if you see any blue smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe then walk away. If you aren't car savvy, take the car you are considering buying to a trusted mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection. They can let you know of any obvious issues beforehand so that you don't end up buying a piece of junk.
 
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