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2009 Pontiac Vibe

2008 Mazda MAZDA3

  2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport *Ltd Avail*
MSRP
$16,100
$13,895
Invoice $15,375 $13,022
MPG
City/Highway
20/32 18/32
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The small-hatchback competition is growing, but with a new look, upgraded powertrains, and bolstered safety features, the new 2009 Pontiac Vibe should be a top choice. Read Full Review The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Torquey 2.4-liter engine provides good power in AWD and GT
  • Commendable fuel economy
  • Roomy hatchback body style
  • Extensive list of safety features

Dislikes:

  • Difficult visibility due to wide rear pillar
  • Quite small cargo area with backseats up

Likes:

  • Trim exterior style
  • Quality of interior
  • Excellent performance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Lots of standard airbags

Dislikes:

  • Some may find ride a bit stiff
  • Road noise
  • No rear-seat cup holders
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