Overall a very nice car, fell in love
with yellow. got it in manual with all
options except navigation. Styling on
this car is amazing no car is class
comes close, ride is nice but more
horsepower would be nice, although i am
used to driving large sedans with 250+
horsepower. Handling is impressive and
stiff ride has european feel.
Needs a trunk release on keyless entry,
stronger A/C, bigger rear view mirror
and sunroof, I am 6'0 tall so a little
more legroom, power seat with the
leather seating, sound system is good
but could be better, more horsepower.
I just purchased this car a month ago
and I am impressed. This car has a lot
of cool features for its price range.
Gas mileage has been about 28 mpg in the
city! Sticker states 25 mpg in city and
32 on the highway so I can't complain.
The car rides much better than the
focus, or civic. I purchased a standard
and have to say that I love the smooth
easy shifting. I do wish the drivers
seat had more leg room. The center
console gets in the way of the right leg
and the gas peddle seems to be to far to
the right. I also wish that the car was
a little more dent resistant. Overall I
would highly recommend the Mazda 3 for
any one in the market for a compact car.
Great suspension for a car at this
level. Radio contols on the steering
wheel is a nice touch. Easy shifting
allows smooth starts. Comfortable seats
and nice looking dash. Engine has plenty
of power and gas mileage has been great.
Center console needs to be re-designed
to allow for more driver leg room. Side
panels need to be more dent resistant.
I wish the gas tank was a little larger.
I believe it is 14.5 gallon capacity. A
16 gallon tank would cut down on trips
to the pump.