My wife borrowed the Volt for a few days a week ago so I drove her 2010 Mazda 3. My wife was consulting for a client about 20 miles away; she usually works from home. Her 2010 Mazda3 is not a bad car, and has more pep than I remember from the 2.5L engine. It revs a lot when you hit the gas; the acceleration is almost comparable to the gen2 Volt. But for my city dominated driving the fuel economy was really lousy, it estimated <20mpg for the 3 days of driving I did. It made me appreciate what a great car the gen2 Volt is.