New, but impressed so far
By timbo on
2008 Mazda 3 New i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I looked at all of the standard compact vehicles. Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Nissan Versa. So far I am impressed with this car. I have always been a Honda and Toyota guy and we still have a Tundra and a CRV as our standard drivers. We needed something for gas mileage and went with this car and so far feel very impressed. First day, one hundred mile mixed driving we got a little over 31 mpg (standard tranny). It drips with quality in the interior. I think the only thing that I don't like the quality of the carpets, but overall I think its fantastic for the price. Hope it holds up.
Sunroof, steering wheel controls, appearance and huge glovebox. Backseat is comfortable for me (6 feet and 230 lbs). Son loves it (12 yo).
Better carpets. Hate the black interior on the car.