2009 Mazda MAZDA3
There are 11 user reviews for the i Sport 4-Door trim shown below
- Fit N finish, style, fuel economy, performance, comfort
- Stereo has 3 knobs - gets confusing. Seems underpowered when starting on UPHILL.
I have owned all sorts of vehicles in the past (from Lexus LS430/GS400 to new Mustang GTs to Miatas/MSM) and this car amazes me. Its almost as much fun to drive as a Miata - which is saying a lot - but i can fit my entire family in it: Wife + 3 kids. It gives me 27 - 29 mpg depending on how i drive it but no matter how "bad" i've been, it never drops below 27 (26 once in a while). Fit and Finish is top-notch - expected of a built in Japan and exported to US car. I have a blast driving this car (i Sport/manual with AC). Oh and the stereo is very decent for an entry level unit - love how i can plug in my ipod to it. Also the audio controls on steering wheels are very handy. AC blows ice cold air and gets entire cabin cooled down very fast. Has perfect power to weight ratio. Only surprising issue regarding power is when starting from stand still on an Uphill, it seems to take a lot of gas to get going otherwise stalls (scratching head) - not at all in line with how responsive the engine feels on flat roads. Maybe its responsiveness vs. power. Oh and do buy this with manual transmission to enjoy to the fullest.
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