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Pros: handling, fit and finish
Cons: the seat is not comfortable to meI sell BMW's and have driven them for many years. I have decided, because I am planning to retire soon, to buy a car and not lease anymore. I drove many cars, and found that the Mazda 3 is a wonderful car for the money. It does not feel like a cheap car, and handles as well as any BMW I have driven. It does not have the power of the 3 series BMW, but it does just fine on the roads. It corners and handles so well. And, the steering is so much easier than the BMW, that cannot turn a corner or make a u turn without two hands on the wheel. And, of course the gas mileage, using regular gas as opposed to high test for the BMW is so much better.
Love this car!
best car ever
Pros: Gas mileagethis little Mazda does everything well
Cons: the dashboardgood safe car
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: QualityLess than 25k and tires need replacement, Also the Mazda3 had the following inherit problems: Overheated due to defective thermostat Loss of power steering due to defects in unit
worst quick pick
Pros: the outside body
Cons: drivers seat ergonomicsmy cadilac catera died. i needed a car fast. it was inexpensive. my drive to work one way in an hour. im average 5'10'. i hate the accelerator pedal and how close the center console causes my right leg to lay against very irritating feeling all the road vibrations. lots of road noise. stiff ride. ergonomics uncomfortable need to hunch over to hold the steering wheel after setting the seat for the pedal comfortability. the fix would be a telescope steering wheel. also slow get up and go. alway finding larger cars on my rear wanting to go.
IT'S AN EXTENTION OF ME
Pros: MANUAL TRANS
Cons: NOTHING AT THIS TIMEBOUGHT A MAZDASPEED3 WITH A MANUAL TRANS AND ITS EVERY THING I HOPED FOR. I ENJOY SHIFTING SMOOTHLY EVEN THOUGH IT IS A CHALLENGE. I HAVE CARS WITH AUTO TRANS AND THEY TAKE YOU TO A TO B, BUT ARE NOT FUN OR ENGAGING. IM 75YRS OLD AND DO NOT GO FAST BUT ENJOY DRIVING THIS CAR.