Test drove yesterday
Hey all! I test drove a 2015 Mazda 3 i touring hatch AT yesterday. Now I didn't get to take it out for long because in Huntington Beach on beach blvd the surrounding area is pretty congested.
I am coming from my current vehicle which is a 2004 Honda Element so it is compeltely different with roughly the same HP.
I loved the tech in the model. BT, push button start, awesome media display, ride comfort (I am 6 feet tall), tach display, etc. It looks great and felt nice and smooth.
I was hoping gor a little more "oomph" or giddy up from the engine, but I tested the 2.0L. The 2.5 is a bit outside my price range though so I didn't test it. I am wondering if I upgrade the exhaust and the intake like i did in my element if it will give me a little more pop and more of the throaty sound I love. Also I would enjoy that MT, but here in socal traffic is pretty bad and having a clutch in traffic is aggonizing.
I am still going to test drive the Subaru XV Crosstrek, Kia Optima, and the For C-MAX. I do get invoice priving on the Mazda, Subaru, and Ford though my work so that is something to consider. Apparently I qualify for several discounts for Mazda because of my job which is cool.
Any thoughts on where I am currently at?
Huntington Beach Native. Car Enthusiast. Car audio nerd. Overall geek.