2007 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I have only had this car for 11 days, so I really cannot comment on my "ownership experience" yet. Still too soon! I will say that I cannot imagine finding another new car in this price range that offers so much, for so little.
My favorite features include: the handling, road feel, interior fit & finish, the utility of the hatchback, the Bose sound system, 4 wheel disk brakes, Xenon HID headlights, MP3 player AUX input. IMO, the Mazda 3 offers the most value for your dollar in this class.
Suggested Improvements: While I really like the feel, appearance and textures of the dash, center console and door panel materials, I hate the way the materials easily scuff. The scuff marks wipe off easily, however, I just don't understand why they appear so easily.