I just purchased this car a month ago
and I am impressed. This car has a lot
of cool features for its price range.
Gas mileage has been about 28 mpg in the
city! Sticker states 25 mpg in city and
32 on the highway so I can't complain.
The car rides much better than the
focus, or civic. I purchased a standard
and have to say that I love the smooth
easy shifting. I do wish the drivers
seat had more leg room. The center
console gets in the way of the right leg
and the gas peddle seems to be to far to
the right. I also wish that the car was
a little more dent resistant. Overall I
would highly recommend the Mazda 3 for
any one in the market for a compact car.
Great suspension for a car at this
level. Radio contols on the steering
wheel is a nice touch. Easy shifting
allows smooth starts. Comfortable seats
and nice looking dash. Engine has plenty
of power and gas mileage has been great.
Center console needs to be re-designed
to allow for more driver leg room. Side
panels need to be more dent resistant.
I wish the gas tank was a little larger.
I believe it is 14.5 gallon capacity. A
16 gallon tank would cut down on trips
to the pump.
car is a total head turner !! fun to
drive and fast with 160hp. i got cloth
interior, because the leather looked
like cheap grade leather to me
way cool interior dash with blue
lighted background at nite. 17inch
profile tires are awesome looking
1) rubber pad for left foot to rest
2) better upgrade of carpet
3) remote needs to have trunk opener
4) ABS needs to be standard equipment
5) inside mirror with auto dm and temp
gauge needs to be standard
The mazda3 s is my first car. I've had
experiance driving my brothers Corolla
S and after he had a chance to drive my
Mazda he sold his car and got a Mazda3
as well. I think it's safe to say that
my whole family is happy with the
mazda3. My father also owns a Mazda
Miata, in which he is also happy with.
My favorite features include the
moonroof and 6 disk cd player which i
have controls for on my stearing
wheel. They come in handy for a new
The interior fabric seems to catch
every peice of dirt and the doors tend
to show white marks if something rubs
up against it, other then that, i am