By CJ on
2006 Mazda 3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This is my third Mazda, and probably not my last. As always, I am quite impressed with their product. Tons of fun to drive, and fairly economical. Averaging 26 MPG thus far with "spirited" driving, have reached 31 when taking it easy. Not bad for a car that is this fun to drive.
Smooth manual transmission, exterior/interior styling, eager to rev engine.
Fix the glove box rattle. This is a problem Mazda knows about, but has yet to correct. Other than that, typical Mazda quality all around.