Steve purchased this Mazda 3 used for $16,500 (including all on-road costs) in 2008. Steve would buy this car again because: "It's bulletproof. The HiLux of small cars. By a large margin, it is the most reliable car I have ever owned. And still an enjoyable drive after 16 years. I love the manual gearbox. The stock exhaust is just (just) throaty enough. It's great around town and eats up the highway. And first generation is still my favourite Mazda 3 body shape."