By cjb on
2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Fun car to drive, peppy engine that loves to be pushed and comes alive at higher rpm`s. Gas mileage is so so with a heavy right foot even with a stick shift. If you live in a snow belt you better save $600 for a good set of snows as the Goodyear all season stink in winter driving. Cheap to insure.
Looks good, fun to drive, safety features, good value for the money and 4 year 50000 mile warranty.
Better tires, less road noise, maybe a bit more low end torque, more cargo space.