By johndiggity on
2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Great handling and good power. Comfortable and attractive seats, roomy backseat. Cockpit is a little narrow. Quality materials and finish. Cheaper plastic on the lower console is prone to scratching, but it's black. Stereo does sound a little muddy, controls on the steering wheel are a nice touch though. Great trunk space. Tons of fun to drive. This is a drivers' car.
Good combination of handling and power, interior/ exterior styling, sunroof, side airbags.
Ability to change between CD, AM/FM, etc with steering wheel controls, auto down on all windows, auto up on at least driver's window, trunk is awkward to open and close, better milage.