2007 Mazda 3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
This is a treat I gave to myself, since I did not have the money or I was not in the country few years ago. I have had more fun than I expected, and have to be very careful not to over speed. Very surprised to see mostly women driving these little spaceships. I even compare this 2.3 model with the 2.0 European version when I was in Scotland and I found more power and control in the curves in the American car. No problems with brakes and electronics I had with other cars in the past. I really feel younger driving it. Love the iPod connection, I did not buy the 6-CD option since I noticed this capability. Great sound system for a small sedan.
Great paint blue metallic, sporty style that resembles more expensive sedans like Audi and low tier BMW but a much lower cost. iPod connection, large glove compartment.
Cup holders in American cars are outstanding, Mazda must consider some neat things from Escapades or other Ford sport vehicles. More noise reduction.