By mark on
2008 Mazda 3 New i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought new in 08 over a Civic and have been extremely pleased. Got rid of the performance rubber for some all- season tires which made the car a lot quieter and less nervous. Handling is still great. I have been getting 35 mpg in the summer and 32-33 in the winter ( I am some what of a feather foot). The 2.0 liter engine spins more easily with every mile, the chassis is still tight, and the car has not had a single issue. I also think it is better looking than the new model.
engine, handling, style, stereo
trunk button on key fob, 6th gear in tranny, better carpeting