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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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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?


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 06:30 AM
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Unless you absolutely prefer new and the gas milage of the 2.0, you might want to consider previous years if you want that giddy up in power (2.5) for a lower price.

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