2006 Mazda Mazda3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This car has been a blast to drive. Anyone looking for a sub-20 car should certainly consider this car. No other car in my eyes measured up in terms of the visual appeal or build quality. After careful deliberation, I arrived at the decision to buy it after driving the competition. The difference was so obvious I immediately sought out a 3 for myself. Just drive it.
Steering wheel controls. Quick revving engine. Tight suspension. Stable feel at fast speeds. Exterior styling. Brake light design.
Front grille - Mazdaspeed 3 grille is far superior in visual appeal.
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