2006 Mazda 3 5 door 2.3 from North America
Fantastic - even better than I thought it would be!
Nothing yet and hopefully nothing ever.
This car is a dream come true! I've been wanting one since this new body style came out and I've been researching and reading reviews. I finally got my black mazda3 5 door about a month ago and am in love, if that can be possible! The acceleration, the handling, the comfort of the seats, manumatic transmission~oh yeah the best of both worlds!!! This is by far the best $20k car around!!! I've seriously racked my brain to come up with a complaint and so far its that there's only 1 power point :( If your considering this car you will not be disappointed!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2006
Even better than a heavenly $20,000 Honda Civic?
I cannot tell about the car's setup in North America, but here in Europe you cannot compare the feeling you get from the Mazda3 when driving it with the one from the Civic. I haven't driven yet the all new 2006 Civic (amazing looks by the way-like starship Enterprise) but the old one isn't as good as the 3.
I agree. I test-drove both the Civic LX & EX, and was bored to tears. Not to mention the fact that they both stalled out at a stop sign. I tried a Mazda 3s later that same day, and was shaking after I returned it to the dealer. I couldn't think straight enough to cut a deal right then, I was so awestruck. I wrote a check for a 4-door 3s with 5-speed transmission two days later, after I'd calmed down. I still can't believe I get to drive something this incredible whenever I want.
I've had it for 15 months now, and it still has me grinning like an idiot whenever I get in it.