2008 Mazda 3 S-GT 2.3L gas from North America
The budget BMW from Hiroshima
#3 motor mount broken.
Rotors out of round.
The best economy sports sedan on the market! It's exhilarating to drive with the reflexes and dynamics of another '3' from Germany (for less than half the price).
I previously owned a 2006 with an automatic that was flawless for 60,000 miles before my daughter totaled it. Thank goodness she was fine, but I've never been so despondent over the loss of a car. It took me three years to locate another in pristine condition, but this time I got a manual gearbox because I'm the only one in the house that can drive it. :)
If you're looking for a car that delivers driving pleasure, reliably and with decent economy, the Mazda 3 is the ticket. This car proves that a compact car need not be a boring appliance. This car has the DNA of a sports car; yet it's a great bargain!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2015
9th Mar 2015, 03:11
Looks wise this car is still a boring appliance though. Besides, every up and coming yuppie wannabe has one.
25th Mar 2015, 02:58
I have to disagree. I think the styling is fresh, distinctive and sporty. European styling flair on an entry-level Japanese car is without parallel among its contemporaries. The car was styled in Mazda’s European R&D Center by Turkish designer Hasip Girgin, who studied design at Pforzheim University in the Department of Transportation Design, and worked 18 years as a car designer at the Ford Design Center in Cologne and at Mazda Motor Europe. The end product is unexpected, refreshing and still contemporary.
27th Mar 2015, 02:20
Up and coming yuppie wannabe??? Sounds like a personal problem.