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2009 Mazda MAZDA3

2009 Volkswagen GTI

  2009 Mazda MAZDA3 2009 Volkswagen GTI
MSRP
$14,690
$23,230
Invoice $13,777 $21,656
MPG
City/Highway
18/32 21/31
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda 3 is practical, affordable, and well built, with a sporty, fun-to-drive character. Read Full Review The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Sporty performance
  • Attractive exterior
  • Fuel economy
  • Interior quality

Dislikes:

  • No rear-seat cup holders
  • Excessive road noise
  • Stiff ride

Likes:

  • Interior space
  • Excellent handling
  • The settled ride of a larger car
  • Responsive Direct Shift transmission
  • Fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Conservative styling
  • Backseat access difficult in two-doors
  • Pricey for a tarted-up Rabbit
Crash Test Ratings
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