The 2010 Mazda 3 rides firm, but that's because the responsive suspension is tuned for agile driving. The optional dynamic stability control serves to further smooth or sharpen the ride characteristics. A nice contribution to the genre of "driver's cars" pretending to be family sedans.
Micro-Van, not a mini-van.
2012 Mazda Mazda5TJ Beyer - Pinole, CA12/25/2016
I had a 2012 M-5 as a work vehicle, covering a large territory servicing equipment. I folded down the 3rd row seats, removed one of the middle row seats, and built a shelf to hold parts & tools. I loved the sliding doors on both sides. The trunk hatch might be an issue for someone taller (I'm 5'7").
It was comfortable and fun to drive for several hours a day, good acceleration on the freeway (even when somewhat full of stuff). Good visibility, and enough zip to it to still be fun.
This car is worth the money. It handles well, holds a lot of cargo, and is stylish. I would not recommend this car if you want to put child seats in the back, or if you are a wide-bodied person. The front seats are slightly narrow, and the back seats are a little crammed for anyone over 6 feet. I am not going to say that it is the best car in the world. However, it does all things pretty well. If you're in the market for a reasonable priced mid-size sedan with all the creature comforts and reliability of a Japanese Car, then look no farther. It won't disappoint you.
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