So, love the car... except the interior, interior for this model just feels cheap all around from the visually unappealing "cock pit" dash to basic button layout for controls, and cloth on doors. Girlfriend just got 2010 mazda 3, it's interior blows civics away, from tech to looks. Super fun to drive, even just around town, but really is not that fast which is good and keeps me out of trouble. Fuel is what u expect, but uses premium, if u care that much get a different car. Bang for your buck, can't beat it though, good looking, fun to drive, reliable, car has everything for a reasonable price... except interior, well I like the seats, they are comfy, I am also not a big guy though.
Driveability, car drives good in town, on highway wherever, traffic is not a problem, and acceleration never gets old, car looks good and not over done sporty.
Like placement of digital speed, however would still like analog needle next to rpm, lose digital, temp, gas gauges for analog, they are more precise & personally think they look better. Improve lights of rpm they look cheap. Lose fabric on doors, get data center that shows avg mpg etc. like mazda3.
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