2009 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
There is no better looking car in this class, or more fun. The engine, even at 2.0, is peppy, fast and ready to go. I love how sporty it is, both outside and inside. Lots of headroom for a car this size. Feels and handles like a BMW 3 series, but you are paying $10-$15K cheaper! Its sporty and fast enough and yet, it still gets good gas mileage. Between city and highway, I averaged 29- 31/gal. and the stereo which comes with the i touring sounds really good, nice acoustic and full bass. I am 6'1 and I bump my head when getting into a BMW 3 series, but no problem at all with the Mazda 3. Its tight, its firm, and feel you are in control all the time. Its just an awesome car all around!
Manual transmission shifts like butter. Handles well on curves and very fun to drive. Love the red and blue illumination lights. LED tail lights Great sounding stereo which plays MP3s also Excellent gas mileage for a sporty sedan Remote audio control Excellent brake action and side airbags
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