2010 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
One year into ownership with the 2010 Mazda3 and it's got a few positives, a few negatives and overall a lot that is just blah. The engine is rough-riding, doesn't rev well and when matched to the archaic 5 speed auto delivers wretched fuel economy: mostly highway driving and the car returns 20-21 MPGs. The engine seems to strain on any incline. The interior still feels cheap and rough. The car handles well but that can't make up for the fact it's mostly just a bland car with a bad transmission and engine.
Handling Space afforded by reach hatch Adaptive xenons
Decent interior components (ie not cheap feeling to the touch), transmission made this century, good engine, much better gas mileage, auto/up down on all windows, mirrors connected to seat memory.