For a 4 cylinder auto it has quite good pickup. The interior is tight but comfortable and the dash board is easy to see. I have gotten as much as 36mpg on the highway and 28 in the city. I have owned this car for 5 years and would definitely purchase another. It is a great little car.
After extensive research, I settled on this Mazda 3. It's been almost a year and I have to say I LOVE THIS CAR!!! I couldn't find a single bad review and now I know why. When I bought this car 10 months ago it had 71,000 miles. It now has 95,800 (I drive a lot for work) I'm 6 foot 2 and 320lbs and this car fits me like a glove when it comes to everyday driving. Long road trips are another story. The seats are very uncomfortable after about an hour and a half. This car is durable and well built. The only mechanical problem I've had, every now and then it doesn't want to start. It'll takes a few extra seconds to turn over. No one can seem to figure it out. The transmission can be a tad jerky in stop and go freeway traffic but nothing too severe. The only other complaint I have is the fact that theres a satellite radio button but no actual satellite radio installed. I had to buy and aftermarket SiriusXM kit. For my next car I'm thinking either a Mazda CX-5, Volvo XC70 wagon or a VW Jetta wagon. But I have to say for now, I'm pretty satisfied with this Mazda3.
My dad bought me this car and fixed it up so its a rebuilt title. i love the confort of this car when taking it out for a ride. this is our road trip car cause its just so smooth. love the bluetooth sometimes my friends say its hard to hear me when i am using it though. the back seats have less space wish they used a little from the tunk space cause the truck has alot. wish it had a little more storage space. but overall this car has never given me trouble. best car ever.
Drives great. i purchased this car a month ago and I'm very satisfied with it so far. The backseat is a little snug but its no big deal. The sound system is great and I love that the bluetooth automatically connects when i turn on the car.