My son has a Protege and introduced me to the world of Mazdas. My first look at the Mazda 3 Hatchback had me hooked. Then I heard on the Today Show how they were ranked one of the safest cars and I knew that when it was time for me to buy, that's what I wanted. I was even more delighted when I got behind the wheel for the first time. I still grin from ear to ear while driving. I work with a lot young people in their early 20's, and they're jealous of my ride. Don't worry, I let my son borrow it too. He's looking for a Mazdaspeed down the road, so we're definitely a Mazda family now.
How can you not love the steering wheel with all the keys for the sound system right at your finger tips. I also have the autmatic/manual transmission - that's my son's favorite. And the style.
The only thing I have a small problem with is changing the position of the steering wheel. It's a bit cumbersome.
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