2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Had the car a little over two months and nearly 3,000 miles. The car had all the prerequisites I wanted. Fun to drive, safe, reliable (hopefully) and practical. I live in West Virginia with an abundance of mountain roads. The car is blast to drive. There is a learning curve to handle the torque steer and notchy gearbox, plus the clutch is tricky to modulate. The highway ride is not too noisy or rough for my tastes. Love the car.
Without a doubt the handling. The car is flat in corners. With judicious touch on the throttle it shoots out of turns. Much fun.
Too much torque steer, either reduce the power and offer all-wheel drive. Clutch is a bit touchy and could provide better feel Gearbox is a bit notchy and easy to miss 3rd gear. No iPod integration, that would be great.