2nd time M3 Owner
By MazReview on
2010 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
The 2008 GT was a good car with luxury items patched on to it. The 2010 GT is an improved car ( Horse Power, Handling , HWY Gas Mileage , Front Lights,Styling ) with the Luxury items designed in from the start. The steering wheel human interface for the Audio / NAV / Driving Metrics are first rate. Dual Zone Temp Control/ Heated Seats / Push Button Start / Bose Sound are all executed in fine fashion. At $25K- $26K you have a BMW Handling / Acura Electronics Sporty- Luxury car. The Acura TSX costs about 32K and is a "floater" in terms of Handling. $25 K might buy you a BMW hub cap. Like the Dodge-Hemi Charger this car makes those who spent lots more for a similar car feel strange.
Push Button Start/ Excellent Seats / Exterior Styling. And most importantly the Luxury and Human Interface systems were designed into the car and not patched on. They kept the legendary M3 handling and added a true luxury cabin experience.
The city mpg trends towards 23. 25 mpg city would be nice. Highway road noise improvement. Leave the Radio on until the driver door is opened. Make the upgraded mirror a part of the NAV package Add some type of understated GT badging Add engine temp gauge.