2009 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this car a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love it. I bought the 3i Touring Value Edition in Galaxy Grey Color and paid 16489 before taxes and tags. The engine is very upbeat and peppy. Pretty good acceleration for only the 2.0L engine but I think its helped by a manual transmission. It handles very well with a tight wheel that is very quick to respond. I've been getting about 35 mpg on the highway. Gearbox is very smooth. Although on very steep hills there could be a little more torque in 2nd gear. The TVE upgrade comes with 17" alloy rims which are great looking. Ride is a little on the louder side, but feels like a sports car. Bottom line is great buy for the price.
Sporty look, peppy engine,smooth transmission. Great buy for the price.
Stereo could be improved slightly. Slightly on the noisy side. Trunk is smaller that comparable economy cars.