So Far I Like
By NorCal Driver on
2008 Mazda 3 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Was looking for a stylish car with good gas mileage for my budget. Mazda3 so far is meeting my expectations. Have only driven about 500 miles on it. It has quick acceleration and looks good on inside and out. Love the orange lighting on dash and six disc changer also aux jack is a plus. Glove box is huge and trunk is good size for car. I am getting around 25-28 miles to the gallon, that's with mixed freeway city driving. Engine is a little noisy and first minute of starting up it idles a little rough. I have not noticed much road noise. Takes corners like a champ. Speakers are average, will be replacing with some components soon. If you have extra 5k go with the Grand Touring.
Body style, interior, handling, semi-manual shifting, A/C, aux input, glove box.
Engine noise, and startup idle, trunk release on remote, better sun visors, seats a little stiff.