2008 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
i am a 50-something woman. 10 years ago i got my midlife crisis car, a BMW 328i. I loved that car. eventually, rather than repair, decided to move on...I must have driven 10 different types of cars before i settled on the mazda3. went for the 2008 because i think the rear lights on the newer models look sinister - just me. it's been 8 months since purchase and i really like this car! - it's fun!! drive one, you'll agree!
it has pickup and handling that make it fun to drive - when you hit the gas, it goes!!! zippy. it is small and manageable - great turning radius, easy to park. like the mute button for the stereo system and bose sound is very good.
highway noise louder than i'd like - sounds like there's a window open somewhere. wish the trunk had a remote. some blind spots at edges of front windshield.
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