2013 Mazda Mazda3 Expert Review
Mazda hatchback is an easily driven, comfortable ride.
This car was a used car in excellent condition with only 60, 000 miles on it when I bought it last June. . My last car was a 1996 Mazda Miata. Which I had for 17 years. I did have to replace the tires this September. The biggest problem I had to begin with was learning what all the dashboard lights were for and getting used to how everything was controlled (wipers, air/heat, radio etc.). The car practically drives itself and is comfortable and spacious. I enjoy all of the storage space after having the Miata which had very little of it. The info on the dash (especially in relation to gas mileage and air/heat temperature) is very helpful. I even found that the head supports are more comfortable than ones that I have observed in different rental cars I have driven. I also like the sound and lights when another car is in my blind spot on either side--never had this in any other car I have driven.
My experience owning a 2013 Mazda 3.
I love the Mazda 3 in some ways. It is very reliable. Not once has it broken down nor have I had any problem starting it up. I can make it from North Carolina to Florida (7 hours) with only one stop at a gas pump! Great gas mileage. It is very comfortable for me to drive in traffic as well because of its small size. If you are over a certain height, it may be hard to enter and exit the car, though. I am 5'4 and it is just right for me but my brother(6'0) has a hard time. The seats are very comfortable for long rides as well. The only problems I have had with my car is a button for the windows is broken, and two of the tire pressure sensors are going bad.
It's the sport's car of the average sedan world.
Like: I really, really enjoy how it handles. It's fast, has an excellent turn radius, stops almost on a dime and has pretty decent acceleration. The interior is more likable than not, because it's pretty comfy and well-designed. I also enjoy how it looks, as it looks sleek like a sports car even though it's just a bit nice than your average four-door sedan. Dislike: There has been a lot of recalls. The sensors are garbage and often indicate that literally EVERYTHING is wrong with the car. The interior is very cramped if you are taller or bigger than average. If you have a tall passenger, it's not so great.