Hello Everyone, I too am looking at the CX 3 and the Cx5. And just like another thread I just read, I tend to research and research, until my head hurts. :laugh: My husband and I both test drove a 2017 CX3 and CX5. Loved both of them. Did notice a lot of wind noise (CX5) on the highway from passenger windows, windows were up. CX3 noticed a lot of thumps every time we went over a bump in the road. (nothing real bad) LOVED driving them both. Husband leaned towards the CX5----me towards the CX3. We are in our 50's and I'm looking for great gas milage, AWD(for snow) and very important ---reliability!!!! We are still in the process of looking at other cars for example---(2017's AWD) Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Honda HRV, Subaru Forester. To be fair we are still in the process of test driving. I be real I know all have pro's and con's. But I keep coming back to the CX3. Here is the main problem I keep having.....How dependable are the CX3's and Mazda in general?? I now have a 2011 Honda CRV with about 41,000 on it. Its been a decent ride so far. We keep up on regular maintenance and no major complaints. Although I have several things that annoy me at this point. (rattles and lack of power when passing on highways) I really want to try something different to buy this time around. When I do research on Mazda their reliability always seems to be just slightly average or below. Not too encouraging!!! I want a car to last a good 5-6 yrs and not leave me and my dog (a lab) stranded. I have seen earlier posts on a lot of tranny issues. (also have to see if there is enough room for my dog yet in the CX3) I will have to go back and test drive the two Mazda's again before I reach my final purchase. We are just a few months in starting this quest. So, in this forum you guys are my last resort. I don't know any one who has ever own a Mazda BUT you guys here do!!! So please tell me if Mazda is very dependable or is the CX3 to new to say yet? Also I think if I go for the CX3 is would be the Touring AWD model. Please any info would be helpful at this stage in the game. Any problems? A lot of the threads are older so not sure on any updates on the 2017? I am in no hurry still looking at all options. Thanks for reading!!!