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By bl fong on
2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Great handling, excellent brakes. Steering feel excellent -- you steer, it turns! Very good ride even with 50 series tires. No ABS brakes, excellent modulation. I got the auto transmission; spouse request. Very good from a stoplight. Seats and steering wheel infinitely adjustable and comfortable. Stereo 6 CD changer very nice. very little brake dust on wheels. Glove box huge! My golf clubs will fit in back. Rear seats tight -- exit/egress lacking. I would buy again!
Great styling, interior materials rich looking. Handling best in class. This car is feature packed.
Air conditioning weak, body bumpers flimsy. Gas mileage 22mpg if I'm naughty -- with manual transmission probably better.