2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
I bought this car after being very disappointed with my 2008 Civic. I absolutely LOVE my mazda and would not trade it for anything. However, I have had a few issues. The power steering has gone out twice, the wiper motor has gone out, and the side trim has peeled off twice. But Ive been rear ended and hit head on pretty hard, and theres not a scratch on this car. Honestly, Id say this car is worth the money, Very fun to drive, just make sure you get the extended 100k/mile warranty.
Fun to drive, perfect take-off, great passing ability, perfect for long trips and around town, amazing stopping power, and perfect steering.
I wish they had NOT redesigned the new 2010 model, as it looks gaudy and too bulky. The car was perfect how it was up to 2009.