The only economy part is the price!
By Nick on
2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This is a great vehicle! We lost our 99 Maxima (great car) in a wreck in October. We checked out the Mazda 6 first, then the 3 and fell in love. I can't remember the last time I had this much fun driving a 4 door. It goes wherever you want ... stops before you think it can, and begs to be pushed harder. Its never a boring ride in a 3.
The handling! Does it handle for a FWD car! The 6 CD in dash is nice. Interior is very nice. Seats are comfy.
Get us a Mazdaspeed version ASAP! I wish there was a tan interior option with the 2.3l engine. A 6 speed manual would be nice in higher trim levels (Mazdaspeed).