2008 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: At this price point, the choic

2008 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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At this price point, the choice is clear
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2008 Mazda 3 New s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


I love my Mazda3 hatchback. It looks good both inside and out. It scoots around well enough and shines on the twisties. A lot of car for the money. I paid $17k with a year-end $2000 rebate for the S model with an automatic. I would have preferred a stick but had to compromise with the Mrs and opt for the auto - I've been very pleased with it though and have zero regrets with this choice of transmission. The best word to described this car is "zippy". I always look forward to getting behind the wheel. My anyone would rather buy any other car in the same price range is beyond me - but I'm glad they do because 3's aren't as ubiquitous as they should be.

Best Features

Steering, handling, smoothness of drivetrain - fun, fun, fun! Drives like a car that costs $10k or more.

Worst Features

My right knee pushes up against the center console - if the brake and gas pedal were just a tick more to the left, or if the center stack were designed to make it more comfortable to rest my knee against it, would fix it - anyway, no big deal and I'm getting used to it after just 1 week.
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