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Great Car for the money. Fun to drive.

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 7/10/2015 Davie Boy

I have a 2009 mazda 3i touring with 2.0 liter engine, 5-speed stick and 17" alloy wheels. I bought it new in 2009 and have been its only driver for 6 years and 90,000 miles. I like this car a lot. It's a great value. Heres the lowdown:THE GOOD:1. Good gas mileage2. Great steering 3. Great brakes4. Roomy feel for an economy car5. 2.0L motor has adequate power.6. The suspension, steering and breaking are what make this car fun to drive. 7. Very ReliableTHE BAD:1. Noisy at highway speeds (wind, tire noise, engine)2. Underpowered A/C in Florida heat.3. Gasoline Cap is on the wrong side4. Steering wheel hides the temperature gauge on the dash.5. No real-time mpg readout on the dash / no bluetoothMy 2009 was assembled in Japan and I was sorry to hear the 2015 model is assembled in Mexico. I have quality concerns about this so I plan to drive my Japanese 3i another 3 years before deciding whether to replacing it with another 3i.

Average Rating : 4

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