I am still in love with my Mazda 3.
My Mazda 3 is a reliable car. It is 12 years old and still handles beautifully. I have not had any major issues with the vehicle. The biggest problem I have encountered is due to the aluminum rims. They tend to bend easily when you hit an unexpected pothole. Once bent, the tire then tends to leak air and you are either constantly filling the affected tire or having to buy a new rim to replace it, which can be quite costly. Otherwise, nothing more then regular maintenance has been required from my beautiful red baby.