2008 Mazda MAZDA3 New s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
I love love love my Mazda 3. I did a lot of research of the Honda Civic, Fit, Toyota Corolla and the Volks Jetta. I was almost going to buy the Corolla until I test drove the Mazda 3 Sedan. It was the handling that sold me and the expensive/sporty look of the trim. The Corolla was everything I expected it to be, but the Mazda 3 surpassed what I was looking for.
The S Grand Touring options- Bose surround sound/6CS changer. The sporty look and 17" alloy rims. The heated leather seats and i-pod jack. Xenon lights are just plain cool and the rain sensing wipers are cooler.
Can't stand the climate control panel!! The brakes squeak initially, but then goes away. Like many others say, they should put a trunk opening option on keyless remote. But overall- love love love this car!!! My favorite car so far!