Wasn't on my radar screen
By Scott on
2010 Mazda 3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
I was looking for a Honda, as I've had several over the years. I stopped by this dealership because he was a friend of mind. Frankly, I had forgotten he sold Mazdas (he's primarily a VW and Audi dealer). To be neighborly, I took a test drive and loved the way it drove. He had a silver one in his show room and I thought it looked great and had much better features than the cars I was looking at (Civic, Fit, etc.). I like the peppier engine and how sporty it is.
Sportiness, bigger engine than other models in this range, looks great, console layout is terrific, fun to drive, size of interior.
sound system is only fair, but that's me. the average consumer will really like it. Minor quibbles: window controls hard to reach,arm rest positions not optimal for me, telescoping steering wheel needs to telescope more.