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  1. new to the board-- just test drove a 2019 3 sedan preferred

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    As my username suggests, I currently drive a 2009 Honda Civic Ex-L -- perfectly decent appliance. Having turned 50 last year,I'm looking for something a little more fun to drive on the weekends. Want something reliable (which the most recent gen 3 seems to be based on what I have read) and...
  2. Just test drove a 2019 Premium FWD hatch.

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Earlier today I drove the 2019 premium hatch FWD automatic. I drove my 2018 GT HB auto about 55 miles to the dealership where I did the test drive, so it was a nice back to back experience. My test was pretty extensive, I drove it about 70 miles in various conditions, about 30 miles on the...
  3. Test drove 2019 preferred sedan

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I was not a serious buyer TODAY as there are other interesting cars coming out in the next months that I want to sample first, but this one is near the top my list. Impressions: Gushing interior reviews are warranted. This thing is NICE. I would take it over ANY BMW I have seen. Love the...
  4. Eww, Just drove Altima

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My wife (2017 CX-5) got into a minor sandwich between an impaired driver and the car in front of her. She was given a Nissan Altima as a rental. I got to drive it on the last day. Yuck, very disappointed. I was expecting so much more but the car was average in every way. It did nothing...
  5. Drove without oil cap for 350 km (217.48 mi)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi, I live in Denmark and since here the price for a second year service for my Mazda 3 was 600$+ (4000+ DKK), I decided to go to Germany, 200+ km away and do it there since there it costs 300$ (275 eur). The problem is that the german dealer forgot to screw in the oil cap. I found it after a...
  6. Just drove a rental Elantra for 2 days - man, did I miss my 3!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    The steering SUCKED on that Hyundai. Almost as bad as every Toyota I've driven the last 10 years. Love my 3!
  7. Just drove home my first Mazda 3 (2015 I touring) but have questions

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    If you could help a fellow 3 sister out! please! I am concerned with my tan seats and them getting dirty. I am looking to get some seat covers but i am having a hard time trying to find a good brand that fits well. I also bought a steering wheel cover and found the cars steering wheel is not...
  8. Went to buy 2014 --> drove home a 2015

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, I'm the lucky owner of a new 2015 2.0L Touring M/T. I needed a daily driver that can go 40+ mpg, fit a car seat in the back, and stroller in the trunk. Although we primarily load up the baby in my wife's 4Runner, it's good to know I can also take him around in the 3. So this past...
  9. Loved Mazda 3 ... Until I test drove it

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I finally got around to test drive the Mazda 3 2.0 with all the tech features, and here are my impressions The good - Tech features are amazing, practical and work really well, from blind spot monitoring, to the active display to the adaptive cruise control, they work great! - The ac is...
  10. test drove a 2014 mazda 3.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    It was a white i touring hatch with auto transmission. Seems to be what they are sending to all the dealers. I have been anxiously awaiting the car and perhaps my expectations were too high. I was really expecting to love the car I have had my Acura RSX manual for 12 years and am looking to...
  11. Test Drove a 3 today

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    First test-drive in over eight years. Going to be a 2nd car to compliment the Subaru which is going to make the jump to weekend car status. Liked the fairly basic interior and drove great for the class of car it is. A great balance between economy, practicality and fun-to-drive. -B
  12. Just drove the Skyactiv Mazda3 off the lot...

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey Im new so i wanted to introduce myself and ramble a little bit... I just picked up a new 2012 Mazda3 itouring with Skyactiv. This is my first new car...ever.. lol so i dont really have much to compare it to other than my old beat up cars I had coming up through H.S and College. Need less to...
  13. Just test drove..

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just getting back from a test drive of a Used 2010 Mazda 3 4 door Sedan s Sport 2.5L 5 speed auto with the slap stick manual. With just over 17K miles on the odometer the quoted price is just under 17K. Does this seem like a good deal? All the complaints I have read about the M3s don't really...
  14. Test drove a GTI today,,,,

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Test drove a GTI today,,,, Updated! Damn, if I had driven one before I got the 3s GT I'd own it now! That DSG transmission is the cats meow! Tons better than our slush box! Suspension was very tight (it had the 18's) and the seats were nice! If I weren't $4K upside down on my car I wouldn't...
  15. I test drove a 2.5 ..my thoughts: stupid question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    It was really really wonderful. It felt like a much more expensive car. Can I ask a stupid question...."What is it with this car? How can it be so cool to drive? Is it just Mazda R and D? i have owned a BMW,911sc,Audi....vw,volvo....This was very,very nice....This is going to sell like hot...
  16. i test drove the 2010 mazda 3 grand touring edition

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    2010 Mazda 3 GT - Sedan Graphite Mica okay so here are the pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157614784097589/ for more pics click the link above!! Here's the update to my test drive: Since I didn't get any pics of the...