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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: 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: wonderful steering
Cons: tires wore out fastThis is the most drivable fun car I have ever had. Pervious cars were Fords and Hondas. I use a stick and love to drive I am a young 73. Alas, the 2010 is ugly in front and a bit bigger. Am waiting for a remake.