3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Nice car, just not for me.
By margaretanne on
2011 Mazda 3 s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
I bought this car new a year ago, and traded it in today.
Really like the exterior on this car:
fun design, sporty look.
It was just not for me and I began feeling claustrophobic and cramped.
The seat belts were extremely difficult to buckle ~ the buckle was placed REALLY low, esp. in the driver's seat.
My kids couldn't buckle the belts for themselves and we would have to dig for the buckles under the booster seat.
The fabric on the seats started wearing badly, and the finish was bad on the console.
I would buy this again, for a young adult.
Not really for a family.
Lots of nooks and crannys for storage.
Monitors that showed gas mileage, range, etc.
Lots of pick-up.
Seat belts are difficult to buckle, in front AND in back.
Interior fabric seats wore quickly and badly.
Fit and finish (seams in the console) started looking "undone" and pieces of fabric started loosening up.
I don't know if this because of the heat of my area (FL)