Bang for Your Buck: The Reliable Mazda
2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV
This is an overall great and affordable vehicle. Having owned it for one year, I have had no major issues or complaints. The only issue so far was that the tire pressure system malfunctioned and had to be fixed, but it was not a hassle to have this done. The car is comfortable and does offer a somewhat decent amount of legroom in the front seats. The back seats do lack in the leg room department, but not majorly. The radio and surrounding console are intuitive and easy to use, and have not presented any real challenges. Having some of the console controls on the steering wheel is extremely helpful, especially when someone calls you on the phone. The Bluetooth feature has been great other than the phone volume. When listening to music, the volume is fine. For receiving/making phone calls however, the volume is extremely quiet and will need to be turned up. This does make the 'hangup' noise quite loud and jarring. The gas mileage is about average. I usually get 25/MPG in the city and around 33/MPG on highways. Nothing crazy efficient, but not horrible either. In general the car is definitely reliable and will keep everyone and everything safe.