I read a review from a car mag guy who had his wife(5'2") test drive the new Mazda3(mine has an arrival date at the end of February). The wife had four reservations about the car: seat was uncomfortable; she was staring through the popup display, which gave the front view two separate shadings; when she pushed the seat forward, the cupholders and armrest were too far rearward; and there was no large cubby that would fit a purse. Are there any short-of-stature women or men who can comment on these issues? I'm surprised, with the carmakers worldwide distribution, that these issues hadn't been addressed. I got the car because it was the only car in class with the front-collision safeguards.