By hitNrun on
2004 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I purchased my 5 door S with about 15K miles (2004 model). 5 speed, moonroof/6CD, ABS package, xenon/tpms, Winning Blue. Bought it for commuting with a little fun. So far my mileage is what I expected; 28-30 mpg in mixed driving. The fun-to-drive factor is outstanding! This car gets a lot of looks, while I have actually gotten my 3 kids in the back seat. I've owned a Protege before, and it was very reliable. If this model meets the reliability, with the added fun factor, I'm a Mazda customer for life. My wife is even learning to drive it.