I leased my 2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5s with Moons and Tunes package in Oct 2010. It has been three awesome years of fun ride.
Good: Excellent handling in curves (here in Portland) and really grips well to the road. Very good torque and performance. Overall very good styling in the exterior and the interior. One amazing ride for the price
Not so good: Bluetooth could handle adding contacts better. Gas Mileage for a car of this size is not great. I averaged 23/24 over 3 years. High Road Noise which bugged be a bit. The Bose sound helped tune it out, but still it was louder than some other cars I have owners. Not engine noise, but mostly road noise, esp from Tires.
Overall- Thumbs Up
Excellent handling in curves
Very good torque and performance
Overall very good styling in the exterior and the interior
Very god value for the money!
Bluetooth could handle adding contacts better.
High Road Noise which bugged be a bit,
Gas Mileage for a car of this size is not great
Sharp rear door edge dents other car in the garage.
Note: I wanted to get the new 2014 M3 Hatch this time, but was very disappointed with the Dash and console styling. Very poor modular sharing boxes for Music and heater controls across all 2014 Mazda models. Pathetic! My 2010 had a lot nicer integrated and stylish console with nice lights. So I have got a new Elantra GT which seems to be promising.