Originally Posted by kam327
Thanks. I agree that's about the best alternative to the Focus out there. I'm surprised at your claim "interior to me is better quality, quieter and more advanced technology." I haven't driven a 3 back to back with my Focus (rented one a few years ago), but I thought this area was the 3's achilles heel.
I'm no mazda expert, this is my first one and also though I'm an IT professional, I don't care much about do dads, just enjoying my drive.(cornering, acceleration, reliability of both)
That being said this is a bottom end mazda-3 2013 hatchback VS my 2012 focus SE and I see
mazda has dual front ac controls passenger and driver
electronic key is sensed by car and push button start/stop , open doors and lock car never once using a key
Iphone usb port charges phone and plays music thru radio and dash/wheel controls iphone music.
But this is all secondary to driveability and fun on the road to me.