Zippy but sippy
By 1carnut on
2007 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Have only owned for a short time. Love the handling and fun factor like other reviewers. Also don't like the fuel economy like others. I have owned an 04 Acura TL (270 hp and heavier) and an 07 Sonata (235 hp 6) and both of those average 28 mpg just like I'm getting with the Mazda. Doesn't make sense to me. I don't drive it hard and I have just a small amount of stop and go. I'm going to switch to synthentic oil and I'm hoping it improves after break in.
Handling, sound system, smooth shifting manual, comfort, navigation system (would have preferred the voice activated like the CX-7).
Fuel economy. I also noticed how easily the driver's door gets scuffed on entry/exit. Not sure why.