Despite a few hiccups, our Mazda 3 GT won us over in 40,000 miles.
Date: April 2011
Months in Fleet: 17 months
Current Mileage: 40,037 miles
Average Fuel Economy: 26 mpg
Range: 413 miles
Normal Wear: $0
Damage and Destruction: $6170.16
With a 10Best nod fresh under its belt, a 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback entered our long-term fleet in the fall of 2009 to much anticipation. A spunky, five-door economy car boasting talkative steering and a tight chassis, the second-generation 3 embodied nearly everything we’d want in an every-day car: poise, practicality, ample power, low maintenance, and a six-speed manual transmission.
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