Before this wicked cold air rushed into the Chicagoland area, I jumped on a 2013 Mazda3 hatch.
It's an i Touring model, 6AT. I haven't driven a manual car since I was in high school, and I am not up to re-learning in the winter time. This is the first new car I've bought and a big jump over what I had before, a 1999 Accord.
Before you say anything, I did look at the 2014 3, and I didn't like it. I thought the feel of the car was similar, and the interior on the 2014 was awful. I even had a couple friends trying to come up with a good deal, but it didn't work out.