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A great choice for the small sedan market
Pros: smooth ride
Cons: side view blocked by door pillarIf you want something other than a Nissan, Toyota or Honda then be sure to check out the Mazda 3. Had one as a loaner for a week. And I really liked it. The interior is pleasant, the powertrain is great, and it looks good from the outside also.
Biggest piece of garbage I ever owned
Cons: everythingThis a terrible car in the winter. No drain hole around the gas cap area, ice forms on the headlights, the windshield comes down so low that the defroster doesn't help get the wipers to unfreeze when they are frozen to the windshield. It is also very hard to drive once the roads get snow covered almost no traction at all, worse than a rear wheel drive car. One of the noisiest cars I have ever been in.
Pros: stability controlI loved it, served me well, had a few problems with service and the brakes but other than that, car was overall a great little car.
Pros: Steering wheel controls for for radio unit
Cons: Only issue is excessive road noise and low AC outputThis has been a great car for me. 57K on it and no real repairs other than oil & filter etc...Thank goodness it does not have the ugly face the new 2011 style has. Shame to ruin a great car with such an ugly look!
Pros: manu-matic transmission
Cons: no power seatsI looked at Honda Fit and Toyota Matrix and saw this on a dealer lot. I loved the look and all the features for the price. 6 passenger capability is a bonus for my kids and their friends. It's a little underpowered loaded for trips but is fine otherwise. 24 mpg normal driving 30 mpg highway.
great handling-needs more h.p.
Cons: The way it sucks gas around town, you'd expect more power.Great car...gas mileage could be better. The dealers for Mazdas are complete scumbags.It's why you don't see more of them on the road. I'd never even think of buying a new one.