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Great little wagon
Pros: Great handling.
Cons: Could use more room inside.Good looking, great handling, very reliable. Pretty good milage. What more could you ask for? Bought it because I got a great deal on it. But I learned to love it.
All I could ask for under 22,000
Pros: Styling , not just the same old lines.
Cons: availablity of 17 inch snow tiresThe power,the handling,and the fit and finish are all top notch for the price.This is the best investment I've made in years.I considered a civic,but truly believe I chose the better over all ride.
Lots of problems
Pros: It is a cute, sporty looking car
Cons: The qualityI had to replace the transmission at 65,000 miles and I have also had to replace multiple sensors.
Pros: Appearence and comfort.Good milege and ample power.
Cons: replacement key is expensive.rear blind spots.My third Mazda which is a Mazda 6.The best looking Mazda which looks new.Great value for a used vehicle and should have many years of use.Good sound system.
Performance Bang for Buck
Cons: Standard radio not great.I needed a hatchback to transport my drums but did not want to move into one of the larger SUV's. I also wanted good accel. (8 sec 0-60). The 2.5 liter MAZDA 3 gave me that without a TUrbo and the need for premium gas. As a side benefit, very stable handling and a quick, sportyo the car ( I also wanted a proper gearbox, which is available in this model). I love the styling -very distinctive. I can now tell my car apart in a dark parking lot (The car is unique, so I would think it will be a love/hate thing). The seats feel wonderful! Excellent side support and they remind me of my old Alfa. Very good interior quality.
Pros: Bluetooth and Bose
Cons: A lil noisy inside while driving.Can't stay away from Mazda! I truly enjoy driving my 2010 M3 GT and haven't been disappointed yet. I will say the interior is a lil noisy while driving but it's not a big issue for me. Recommend test driving along with Civic and Corolla for comparison.
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.