2010 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: Luxury Car Replacement?

2010 Mazda 3 - Consumer Review

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s Grand Touring Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Luxury Car Replacement?
By TheRas900 on


2010 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


This is an initial review and I'll provide more feedback after logging more miles. However, here are some first thoughts. The Mazda 3s GT is a very fun car to drive, with good performance and excellent handling. It is not very refined, with much engine noise and some cheap interior materials. It is a very good car, but maybe not as great as people say. Compared to a Civic or Corolla it is worlds better; compared to an Audi or Saab it is worlds worse. The decontenting (no more mirror signals, foot well illumination, etc) that took place mid-year gives away some of the car's edge on competitors.

Best Features

Xenon lights, heated seats, interior design, exterior color choices, and manual transmission are all nice. Overall, the great handling is the best feature. The Tech package would have been nice to get but they are extremely hard to find.

Worst Features

The windows and sunroof should retain functioning after the engine has been shut off. The engine noise is loud for no real reason. There is no place to store change and the rear seat is much less roomy than the specs would indicate. The dash is covered with a cheap material.
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