2009 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I test drove a 2009 Corolla and Honda Civic and this Mazda 3 offered more of what I wanted than either of those cars. The gauges are easy to read, the buttons make sense on the dashboard. The Honda Civic has a tachometer as big as a pie plate behind the steering wheel taking up a sizable portion of the dash. Maybe that is great if you are a 16 year old boy, but as a middle aged female I didn't like it and I thought it was a stupid design placement. The Mazda, on the other hand, is user friendly in terms of the interior and had more personality on the exterior than Corolla or Civic. I got a great (GREAT!) deal on my car and I may be a Mazda fan for life now.
easy to use dashboard features, some standard features that I would have paid for as options in other vehicles like music control buttons on the steering wheel.
I really don't have any. I am sorry they have redesigned this car for 2010 because I really like the 2009 model much better.