2008 Mazda MAZDA3 New s Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
A thrill to drive, but gas mileage not as good as Civic (I am getting 25 mpg combined). Engine performance suffers when A/C is on. Missing a few operation features such as auto headlights and auto door locks. Handling is great, looks great, love the snowflake wheels. 2008.5 models get updated interior, and choice of tan seating surfaces instead of all black interior with some paint colors.
Handling, looks, value.
Auto door locks, auto headlights, trip computer, LED taillights (have to go to grand touring trim level)