Worth the price
The car is a great size. The leg room is reasonable. It runs great on gas. Would have been a smidge better if navigation or different style radio. But honestly the car runs great.
Style, Safety, Satisfaction: My Mazda3
The 2014 Mazda3 was the ideal purchase for me. I love how this car handles- I have great control and get great gas mileage. Safety is important for me- when I was t-boned on the drivers' side door by a drunk driver, the side curtain airbags saved my life. I bought the exact same car twice- that is how much I love it.
I Purchased a used 2014 Mazda3 s Grand Touring. This car is very nice overall package. The one I purchased was fully loaded and feels luxurious. Safety features are abundant including; automatic emergency braking (which I have experienced and feels horrifying, but comforting to know its there in event of an actual emergency), lane departure warning (I keep off), and adaptive cruise control which maintains set distance between cars on the highway and is very neat and helpful. Driving this car is fun!! It handles and corners perfectly. However a little shakey in windy weather. So far its good in rain but have yet to drive it in the snow. I find 2.5 liter a huge improvement over the 2.0 I test drove-which I thought was too loud. I can't say the ride on this is smooth, maybe it's the large tire package or the regenerative braking not sure-but not smooth. That being said, I NEVER tire of driving it and feels so much more composed and comfortable than the 2012 Kia Forte it replaces. This car moves. Sport mode is awesome (but according to the owners manual shouldn't be used all the time). Detent in the gas pedal when you floor it- also awesome. Nav and radio I find a bit cumbersome. But this is my first car with such fancy features so maybe it will grow on me. Also sometimes there are long delays and it doesn't always work with Pandora on my phone. I give the media interface a b- overall. Besides that, the only quality issue I've encountered is a broken seat back release which I have yet to address. Trunk space isn't bad but I wish I could have found a hatchback. I also wish it had more/better interior storage options. I LOVE the look of this car especially the front end, longish hood, attractive proportions and 18 inch wheels. Fuel economy avg is 27.7 so far. If you are thinking about getting this car...Do It! If you like driving sportingly get the 2.5 liter. And if you can find and afford it, get the grand touring package it really ups the luxury and technology ante.
Responsive, fun, stable, stunning
Interior luxury worthy of an Audi. Very nice sound system, easy and useful bluetooth. Stunning looks, inspiring handling in sport mode. Cool heads up display Dislikes: very noisy OEM tires (Dunlop SP5000), replacements much better.
Love this car!
I chose not to go with top trim of grand touring because I didn't want to spend the $. But the cloth seats and trim in this iTouring model are very comfortable and sleek. It drives like you expect a Mazda to drive--zoom! zoom! It sits comfortably for me and my 6' friend rode in the back and even felt it was pretty roomy for a small car. Stereo has bluetooth and usb connections for your phone connects easily. Talking handsfree via bluetooth has good audio and I was able to be heard well.
1st new car I've ever owned and my families 14th Mazda, no rotaries though. Mine is the Grand Touring Sedan with the 2.5L engine. Avg 32 mpg around town, not big city, and got 40 mpg on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It could be quieter, but some of that could be the 18 inch OEM tires. It's my wife's car and she loves it. I would buy another one.
My second car
I really enjoy my Mazda3 simply cause the fact it?s neat design being from the exterior and interior. Everything inside the car is great.
I love driving this car!
I am no car enthusiast, but I LOVE my Mazda and it has made me love to drive. It moves so easily but I always feel so in control on the vehicle.
I love my car
I didn't want to like this car because I loved my old car. I didn't want a new car. But I absolutely fell in love with this car the moment I got into it to test drive it.
Real great car I own a 2014 mazda3 i touring sedan and it great. It has a ton of cool features for its low price. Its also has gets great gas milage i can fill it up for $25. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a small car that looks awesome.