2007 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I chose the Mazda3 over a Civic EX coupe because I was looking for performance, styling and versatility over mileage. After 2,000 miles, I'm finding all of that and more. This car is a pleasure to drive on long trips and short. Handling is superb and mileage has been excellent, generally getting 29-33 mpg. This car offers Honda quality with twice the styling.
Stability and traction control, leather seats, Bose system, smooth manual transmission, and many more.
Delay feature allowing lights and sunroof closure after turning off engine, standard homelink, choice of interior color. Other than that I'm not sure there is anything left at this price point.