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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.
Pros: Performance, comfort, overall feel.
Cons: Cabin is slightly noisy.Mazdaspeed did a fantastic job with the 6. It is a comfortable commuter that is easy to manage in traffic, but is also a huge amount of fun whenever you need some zoom zoom. The driving position is great, the handling is outstanding and it always feels solid, even when pushed hard. The clutch and 6-speed manual are superb and the car has had zero problems in almost 50K miles. It is simply the best car I've ever driven when going from 50-80 (ie. passing). The main drawbacks to this car is the somewhat noisy cabin when on the highway and the gas mileage, which has seldom exceeded 23 or 24 mpg. Still awesome given the performance.
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!