By Kristie DeLuna on
2005 Mazda 3 i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car for a sales job with lots of miles, it was perfect in every aspect. I especially loved the red dash lights, it made it feel like a small sports car, but it was still roomy enough for the family. My only complaint is that when I totalled it out in December from rear ending a car in front of me, from what should have been little damage (the other car only had a scratch) My Mazda was demolished, over $11,000 in damage and the airbags never deployed. I went to the dealership who said although I hit the other car head on, because the passenger side took the brunt of the force, no air bags deployed. But, as long as you don't wreck it, you'll love it.
Red interior lights, tachometer, standard transmission, extra cup holders.
Make it more durable and stronger materials, make sure safety features actually work.