2009 Mazda 3 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
If you are looking for an inexpensive car with lots of features for your money, then this is the car for you. Handling is good, but you have to watch it in the snow belt when the rear end would like to trade places with the front on snowy roads due to it's light weight. Acceleration is adequate with the 2.0 engine. There is plenty of leg room up front for 6ft. tall drivers. Trunk space for a car this size is good. Fit and finish is exceptionally good.
While this is not a loaded model, there are plenty of standard features.
My only complaint is more sound deadening is needed - it sounds very 'tinny' with all sorts of road noises very pronounced.