2008 Mazda MAZDA3 New s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
Had a Mazda 6 Wagon. Loved it. Went to replace it, but 6 wagons were discontinued. Tried out a 3. Loved it. Comfortable, zippy, no problems whatsoever. As much as I liked my 6 wagon, it did have a faulty gas tank. No issues with the 3, however.
Highway gas mileage is 30 mpg. Handling is excellent. Comfortable on long haul. Great 2 person-car. I'm 6ft and fit very comfortably in front - rear seat passengers suffer though unless they are kids. Love the factory tinted glass.
Original Goodyear tires were junk. Stereo adequate but on the weak side.