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If you want a compact sedan or hatchback that's both fun to drive and fuel-efficient, the 2013 Mazda3 makes an excellent choice. Strong resale value means it's a good bet in the long run, too.
If all-wheel drive is a requirement in your next compact car, consider a Subaru Impreza or a Mitsubishi Lancer with that option. Those seeking comfort over sportiness should look at the Chevrolet Cruz
In sedan or hatchback form, the Mazda3 is a nimble car that offers decent-to-good acceleration depending on which engine is under the hood. The base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in i SV models is adequate for getting the car up to speed, while the larger, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in s Grand Touring models makes for a surprisingly quick vehicle. In the middle is the new Skyactiv 4-cylinder, which boasts zippy performance and commendable fuel economy. All 2013 Mazda3 models feel agile for this class of car, making them more fun to drive on twisty roads than
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By Woodie on Sunday, April 28, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Quality, price, reliability, handling"
Cons: "Lacks paddle shifters avail. on Honda Fit Sport"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"82,000 miles in 24 months with absolutely no issues. Change the oil and filters, and GO! Still on my original brakes and OEM tires! This car replaced a 2009 Honda Fit that was totaled at 88,000 miles; this car equals the Honda in all respects (Honda did get slightly better mileage) and exceeded the Honda in power and handling. Was given a Mazda 3 as a rental while my insurance settled, and was impressed even though the rental car had high miles. Honda wanted too much for another Fit; got a great deal many thousands less on the Mazda. Very pleased."
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By skyseeker777 (PA) on Monday, April 22, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "rides nice but to many problems"
Cons: "not built well...unreliable"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I bought this car brand new....at 20,000 miles so far my horn was defective...passenger airbag...and lockig system.I feel like i spend more time at the dealership than i do driveing it.I dont recommend a mazda and will never buy another one."
2 people out of 9 found this review helpful
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