the grand touring model has everything. The only thing I don't like is the power. It feels really weak. I'm always dragging behind in traffic. And I love the thrill of power. But aside from that this car is fantastic. Above average steering and handling. And I know first hand how well a Mazda 3 will handle a crash (very well). And it does get really good gas mileage. I get about 400 miles a tank or more, half city, half country. If this car just had a little more hp, it has 155hp, if it had just 180 i would give it 5 stars. If it had 200 or more then i wouldn't want anything else.
Awsome drive. Look back to 1999 Mellinia
2015 Mazda Mazda3Trapper MA - The Treasure Coast, FL10/16/2016
Because the car gets great gas mileage, and drives very comfortable. I am used to power seats. With the 6 position driver seat and adjustable lumbar support, I found my seat position with the 6 position adjustable driver seat, I was lucky to have a positon or two that fits. Otherwise, the car is so much fun drive. I also notice with the dimensions of the car, the I Touring Mazda 3 gets few if any dings from other car doors because if you center the car in the parking space, You are as far from other cars.
Reliable and Fun to Drive
2012 Mazda Mazda3C K - Covington, GA04/17/2016
This is the first Mazda I've ever own. So far this car is as reliable as Toyota. I love everything about this car except the seat does not fit me really well because I am very short and my back and neck hurt when driving long hours. Now that I found a seat cushion to lift me a little, this issue is solved. You hear road noise but I expected it from a car in the class. I should add the Skyactive engine requires 0W-20 oil, which is a little expensive. I wish I had known that before I bought this car. However, this car saves me gas money and I enjoy driving.
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