2007 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
I researched for several months beginning with a Caliber, then a Vibe, and a Matrix, before I finally found the Mazda 3, which had better reviews than all of these other cars and the Honda as well. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Mine is True Red with black leather interior and I love it. I was previously driving an Intrepid which I loved. My wife now drives the Intrepid and I am blessed to drive my new Mazda. It drives so much better than the Intrepid (which really does drive well, just not as good as the Mazda) and is very peppy. I would definitely recommend that you buy this car if you are looking for something with good MPG, but also with a little power. I love this car!
Leather seats, moonroof, radio buttons on steering wheel, just to name a few. also the exterior really looks great - a lot better than the Matrix, Vibe, or Caliber. The steering is awesome and very responsive. Cargo room is pretty big for such a small car.