Everything I asked for
By Kevin on
2006 Mazda 3 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I leased this car and it did everything I needed it to do. It is a great commuter but it is not a long distance car. I needed to stuff things like jeans and pillows behind my back and next to the driver door to lean on for 5 - 6 hour trips. The style is great and I totally enjoyed cleaning and polishing the exterior. I have the rally white. The inside is less quality especially compared to my wife's Corolla. It is noisy at higher speeds especially as the oem tires wear. Good car to lease but I won't buy it. Gets 31/35 mph, same as the Corolla we check.
Handling, mileage, style/looks, cool interior lighting, reliability - only normal maint and tires. Good for what you need.
Interior quality, little things like carpets and a rubber foot rest for gas pedal foot. Quieter ride at highway speeds.