Best in the bunch
By Richard Casserly on
2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I have enjoyed this car from the day I first drove it at the dealership as a test drive. My first Mazda was the Protégé 5 which was a practical and inexpensive spacious car. Mazda has not lost that theme with the 3 but has risen the bar in this category.
Flexibility, four doors, audio steering control, torquey engine, ride quality, refinement of the drive train, looks both inside and out.