We love driving this car. The handling feels sporty, yet the ride is smooth and comfortable. The gas mileage surpasses that of some hybrids. We don't often chauffer passengers, but when we do, the back seat comfortably seats two. We have gotten three passengers in the back seat for a short distance, without it feeling terribly cramped. We enjoy the technological features as well.
I would actually recommend this car for someone who won't have people in the backseat very often. It is a small car and exactly what I was looking for (and more) for our second vehicle, but it would be too small for a family car unless everyone is under 5'5". My 6'2" honey can squeeze in fairly comfortably in the driver's seat, but only the dogs can fit in the seat behind him. It's perfect for zipping around the city and squeezing in small parking spots.
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).
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