2008 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: No Compromise
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2008 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

2008 Mazda 3

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No Compromise
By Montana Driver on

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2008 Mazda 3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Traded my 2002 Miata SE for this car. Wanted an all season car without giving up much handling and fun to drive. Shopped Civic Si, WRX, Altima Coupe, Mazdaspeed 3 and GTI; chose a Mica Copper Red Mazda3s Touring 5M for price, fuel mileage (premium fuel not required) and versatility. Figured I was making a compromise for enconomics sake. My 1st drive was over a winding mountain pass here in Montana and I haven't smiled like that since I got the Miata. Of course it doesn't have the kick in the pants acceleration of a WRX or V-6 Nissan, but the handling and transmission is more then up to the task. I'm 6'4" (yes I fit in the Miata) and found the front seats as comfortable as any I tested.

Best Features

Handling, comfort, looks, versatility, fuel mileage.

Worst Features

A little less road noise, cheaper iPod connection ($524), automatic headlights on Touring.
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