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I recommend it to anyone who asks
By 05Mazda3 on
Vehicle2005 Mazda 3 s 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewAfter two years and 39k miles, I still enjoy jumping in this car for a trip to the store or a 1500 mile road trip. It's comfortable, fun to drive, and packs more utility than every small SUV I've looked at. I can't see myself trading it for anything else anytime soon. For the detail oriented: mileage: 27.4 mpg over 39k miles of Atlanta traffic. Things hauled: 1 fully assembled grill, a stack of 2"x4"x8' lumber with room for 2 passengers, two 40"x48" pallets, 1 dresser w/ 1 bookshelf, 1 cubic yard of bark mulch (in 3cu.ft. bags) and 5 adults (1 not terribly happy). All items were hauled separately, but with all doors, hatches and windows closed. Out of room, but I love this car.
Best FeaturesInterior styling and materials are excellent for the price range. Great hauling capability when I need the room, comfortable ride for 4 the rest of the time. The brakes are very good and confidence inspiring.
Worst FeaturesA 6th gear for the manual would improve cruising comfort and mileage.
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