With a combination of over 250 horses and 260 lb/ft of torque on tap, plus Mazda's incredible suspension and handling work, phenomenal transmission, and famously flawless ergonomics, this is the most fun car I've ever owned. Plus, it comfortably fits an infant car seat, a stroller, a full load of groceries, two dogs, and to 6ft adults at the same time, which is pretty incredible. All the usefulness of a 5-door with the no-compromises feel of a performance vehicle. It's everything I've ever wanted.
Simplified and perfect,
2013 Mazda Mazda3Emily Williams - Houston, TX01/30/2017
Mazdas have always been amazing cars to me. It doesn't have a lot of fancy features, but if you prefer simplicity and reliability over flash, this is the car you should get. Before this one, I had another Mazda 3 which was unfortunately totaled, but the side airbags deployed quickly and prevented me from getting seriously hurt. These cars have never given me any problems mechanically and continue to be reliable!
It is a great car overall, but as someone allergic to pets, after purchasing the vehicle I started noticing I was getting itchy every time I got in the vehicle, only to find the back seats were riddled with pet hair. needless to say, lots of work in front of me!
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