Compared to others in it's class the Mazda 3 blows the competition away. Especially the 1st generation model that is built in Japan. I went for the top trim when looking for a second hand car. It is zippy and reliable. For the price it is cheaper and better than a second hand honda civic which has a mark up due to it's name. Interior has leather seats, climate control, cruise control, AUX and heated seats. The hatchback is great for our pet dog to sit in. GT model is not as fuel efficient as the lower models due to it having close to 160hp. Love this car and will be driving it for years to come.