Still one of the better looking small sedans on the road.
By zramil on
2007 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
The car is a great compromise between sleepy, although quiet Corolla and entertaining, yet loud and overpriced (for a used car) Civic. Very engaging ride, fairly precise handling, not the quietest ride but not as loud as Civic.
Even though car is now 6 years old, it's still a very good looking model. Interior is very well thought out, excellent fit and finish -
clean, functional, attractive.
This generation is notorious for rust problems, half of 3s I see on the road have rust which decreases resale value. Other than that had no problems with the car.
If you are looking for a good quality small sedan mazda 3 is a must see - great balance between performance, quality, value and looks.
Exterior and interior design, especially dashboard; base sound system, excellent ride and steering.
Mazda HAS to improve sheet metal and paint. This and I believe in some instances next generation mazda 3s are notorious for rust and paint chipping. Better fuel economy which has been addressed w/Skyactiv in newer genereations.
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