2010 Mazda Mazda3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
It's so easy to get in and drive. Mine has the Bose/tech package with moonroof. I didn't need the nav so the smallish screen doesn't bother me. Bluetooth hands free operation is easy and the media console is well laid out for use. The stereo beats that of my former 2007 G35. I'm averaging 26.8 in mixed driving with high-octane gas. Rear seats fold flat and hatch hide cover removes easily to really load it up when you need to. I hauled a full sized mountain bike in their and only had to move the passenger seat forward a bit. Everything works. It brakes effectively and it's generally a quiet ride at any speed. My 5'10" son fits in back with a couple inches to spare. Hard to beat the value.
Blue LEDs and the pulsing blue light trim on the media console when you make changes. Xenon headlights and fog lamps. 10 speaker Bose stereo.
Add passenger seat height adjustment. Homelink-type garage door feature.