2005 Mazda3 SP23

The Mazda3 is a stalwart for Mazda and the 2004 model was a significant redesign improving the car in many ways. The 2005 SP23 was a special limited edition 3 with upgraded suspension, tires, brakes and a more luxurious interior. It was one of the best handling small hatchbacks and appeared on many magazine's best car lists.

Ours was in Carbon Gray Pearl, the only exterior color available. Our interior was finished in Saddle Brown leather with Piano Black trim. This car was very fun to drive and got reasonable good mileage. it was also reliable and was the car we held onto for the longest, racking up over 59,000 miles. We liked it so much we ended up owning two 2010 Mazda3s

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Richard Murphy 2013-2016