Paid 12300 out the door.Good work car
warms up fast in cold winters and runs
fine.Like the cd player sounds clear
and easy to use. Kids like it, has
rear heat duct under seats that work
and has fair comfort.Nice trunk space
that is roomy.Very solid with no
Price and service after the sale mazda
Storage for maps behind front
seats.Light in glove box Bigger center
I had always driven Hondas until the
year end incentives led me to look at a
Mazda. I have owned Preludes, and
driven Civics, and my wife and I tested
a Focus. The Protoge had better
interior quality than the Ford, and
more pep than a Civic. After test
driving the car and comparing cost and
features my wife and I both agreed on
the Mazda. I love the the standard
features of the LX. Throw on a spoiler,
add the moonroof and 6cd package and it
was a great deal for just over 13k out
I love the peppy engine and great
handling. I also really like the smooth
5-speed manual. I have enjoyed the 6cd
changer more than I expected, and I am
addicted to having a moonroof. I also
really like the Laser Blue paint.
The fuel efficency has been a little
less than I had hoped, but still around
30mpg. Perhaps include a passenger side
automatic lock for the doors.
Despite that I am a big fan of mazda,
this car is by far the best in its
class. Though it is a bit noisy and the
suspension is a bit harsh at times, it
is incredibly fun to drive and the
interior rivals most all competitors.
Look for th enew Mazda 3 in
dealerships, I have driven one and it
is next on my want list.
This was a step-down for me... from a
Jeep Cherokee. The transition was easy.
I got the 5-speed and glad I did. I
miss the power, but with the manual
shift, you have a little more control.
Comfortable interior and great sound
Great gas mileage. Nice smooth ride.
Like the moon-roof and CD changer.