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  1. Preferred seats?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    Looking at the new 3 for my next car. Here in Seattle, there are no Premiums available with Greige interiors, but there are a few Preferred models with Greige. Do Preferred owners find the leatherette as comfortable as leather? Thanks
  2. Preferred Sedan FWD thoughts?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Interested in the 3, coming from an older civic. I don't need a sunroof living in Seattle. I liked the idea of cylinder deactivation-- but the rocker arm issues makes me want to choose the Preferred engine-- which is the equivalent of the prior 3. Are Preferred users OK with the...
  3. Preferred vs Premium

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Right now I'm shopping around for a Mazda 3 and I'm really struggling to figure out what I really want in my (possible) new car. I'm torn between the sedan and hatchback (leaning more towards the latter though :wink2: ), but the biggest thing is trim level. I really would like a Premium, but a...
  4. 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...
  5. 2018 Mazda 3 GT vs 2019 Mazda 3 Preferred?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm trying to decide between a fully loaded, heavily discounted 2018 Mazda 3 GT or a 2019 Mazda 3 Preferred? Which would you get and why?
  6. 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...
  7. Active Driving Display - What's your preferred line of vision?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Ok, here is the deal. I've been driving my Mazda 3 for over a year and during all this time I have tried different seat positions in order to get a better line of vision of the ADD. I know that some people uses and loves ADD, some other don't, but for those who uses ADD, what's the setup you...
  8. Mazda $500 preferred buyers card?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Sorry if this is not the right place for this. I was looking on Edmunds and saw this: Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience - CarSpace Automotive Forums "Purchased a 2010 GT HB Auto w/Tech & Moonroof package, auto dim/Homelink mirror, locking lugs, cargo net and rear bumper guard a couple...
  9. Unofficial "Choices on Vehicle Personalization Guide" preferred options

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    OK, I'm curious. For new 2010 owners, did or have you changed any of the personalization options listed on the guide that came with your car? I'm leaning towards changing the "Degree of darkness needed for the headlights to turn on" to a less sensitive setting, the optional 1-2,000 lux setting...