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Great gas mileage and an enthusiast-oriented chassis are fused with a premium interior and dynamite styling to form the 2012 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. If you thought you couldn't have all this i
If your next car must have all-wheel drive (AWD), the Subaru Impreza or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart are better choices. Smartphones are killing in-dash (and on-windshield) navigation systems, and the M
The beauty of the 2012 Mazda3 is that no matter which model you choose, it will be equipped with a fun to drive spirit. The variation comes in the rate of acceleration and the tenacity of tire grip. The Mazda3's stiff body helps impart a feeling of solidity and safety. Mazda engineers focused their attention on making the Mazda3's body as stiff as possible and its suspension both agile and compliant. Models with the 148-horsepower engine offer spirited performance and good fuel economy, reaching 33 miles per gallon in the government'
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By Kjelstad (WA) on Saturday, May 18, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to drive and great gas mileage"
Cons: "Blind spot on the HB. Only dealer has 0-20 oil"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"My wife drives this and loves it. We fought over getting manual vs auto, especially since the auto gets one MPG better, but my wife wanted a stick and I can't argue at 40MPG. The transmission is excellent. One of the reasons I gave in was the great reviews I had read about the manual transmissions and even I enjoy driving it. I enjoy watching the mileage as I drive, it lets you know if you have a lead foot. You can really screw up the overall MPG in a day playing with that 6speed. it is also amazing to see the current MPG shoot up on smooth surfaces. I am sure I have sat in the back at least twice and don't feel cramped at 5'9" 210 but the blind spot is a bit of a complaint for us."
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By Vic (International) on Friday, May 17, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Grat price, fun to drive, great engine"
Cons: "Navigation system only avilable on the top model"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I was considering buying a Hyundai but when Kelly share the article for Mazda I know that I have too get this clear and check Mazda out. After comparing for my self I just buy the best of the two."
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