2012 Mazda Mazda3Brie B. - Smithfield, VA04/03/2017
Hatch leaves lots of room for storage (great alternative to an SUV for families), comfortable drive, boost of a speed3 adds a bit more oomph over a plain NA 4cyl. Gets the job done with great gas mileage.
Just don't recommend getting a northern car or there'll be a ton of rust. Unless you want to swap out the suspension, then by all means. replaced mine due to the rear spring breaking due to rust (MD car).
Stylish, fun to drive car
2013 Mazda Mazda3E L - Suburbs, IL01/04/2017
Great looking interior design, and body design.
Very comfortable seats! Even in long drives.
Pretty good gas mileage
Little to no maintenance, very reliable
Fun to drive- accelerates well, turns are easy, handling is easy
Roomy trunk and backseats (Sedan)
Excellent a/c and heating functions
Standard Sound system was wonderful
Fun hidden panels for extra storage
CON: The sun visors were too short
The 2011 Mazda 3 is the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned! Not only does it have a sleek, attractive appearance, it handles well on the road, good on gas and can handle a rough situation or 2 (potholes, driving in the snow, bumps and bruises) and still come out shining without breaking or bending. Just keep this baby regularly maintained with oil changes and you will be good.
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