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Do you have a link to an online ad of the car? I'd love to check it out.


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Darn :-( thought it was pretty rare



With the GT you could opt for the Tech Package, that has the I-Eloop braking, smart city brake assist, radar cruise control

Besides that from Touring to GT isn't much of a difference just more refined
Meh, get the one with the mods, I say... if you give two shits about driving smart city brake assist and radar cruise control are just annoying marketing gimmics. Dunno about the braking, but still... just one more thing that will eventually fail.


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Do you have a link to an online ad of the car? I'd love to check it out.
Dont do it bro - I smell a sniper....

GT standard equipment not included w/ Touring:

HID Adaptive auto leveling headlights
Rain sensing wipers
Power moonroof (not even available as an option on Touring)
Auto Dimming rear view mirror
Perforated leather-trimmed sport seats

Just that standard equipment is IMO better than the corksport stuff - which you can always buy anyway. Or get a sponsorship and get the stuff for half price, go to a few car shows, take some pics, and be done with it.

Get a GT, who knows how many holeshots and J-turns got done in that car for 1200 miles. I know I beat the $#[email protected] out of demos, and I bet many more people are worse than me.

Plus the GT will be worth more if you trade it in/sell it after a few years


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Do you have a link to an online ad of the car? I'd love to check it out.
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GT standard equipment not included w/ Touring:

HID Adaptive auto leveling headlights
Rain sensing wipers
Power moonroof (not even available as an option on Touring)
Auto Dimming rear view mirror
Perforated leather-trimmed sport seats

Just that standard equipment is IMO better than the corksport stuff - which you can always buy anyway. Or get a sponsorship and get the stuff for half price, go to a few car shows, take some pics, and be done with it.

Get a GT, who knows how many holeshots and J-turns got done in that car for 1200 miles. I know I beat the $#[email protected] out of demos, and I bet many more people are worse than me.

Plus the GT will be worth more if you trade it in/sell it after a few years

Yep, that's my dilemma, is the GT's extra features worth it
Or the Touring +Corksport stuff the better deal

The tech package adds about $2600 for the extra features, and it's hard to justify those few additions are worth the extra money

I do a lot of highway driving, but I can't guarantee in the long run to get enough out of the features, and indeed as mentioned above, just something else that can go wrong, or another reason to take it back to the stealership that a local mechanice may not be able to fix, like issues with the i-Eloop


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Darn :-( thought it was pretty rare



With the GT you could opt for the Tech Package, that has the I-Eloop braking, smart city brake assist, radar cruise control

Besides that from Touring to GT isn't much of a difference just more refined
The S GT is the only trim to include the real leather seats. The iGT trim uses a leatherette.

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I do a lot of highway driving, but I can't guarantee in the long run to get enough out of the features, and indeed as mentioned above, just something else that can go wrong, or another reason to take it back to the stealership that a local mechanice may not be able to fix, like issues with the i-Eloop
Personally, i-Eloop seems a little silly to me. The gains are 1, maybe 2, mpg... That's not really a game changer for the risk you take with the newer technology on the car. (like you said, something to break). Not to mention that with the i-Eloop brakes you HAVE to let the capacitors drain when doing any brake work, which can take up to 40 minutes.

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Why do the caps need to be drained? I don't think it makes sense.
I think the technology is brilliant, and I don't think it will require too much maintenance.


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Why do the caps need to be drained? I don't think it makes sense.
I think the technology is brilliant, and I don't think it will require too much maintenance.
No idea how the system is set up so I dunno. Maybe so you don't electrocute yourself? :P
I agree the technology is a good idea, it is just not for everyone. Probably good for people who drive around town all day, not good for people like me that only do highway, and not in rush hour.


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I know a little about how it works, and honestly, you need to "disconnect" ieloop as much as you would need to disconnect the 12v battery while doing a brake job. So...

I work on electric racing motorcycles, so the idea of using electricity to aid gas engines have always fascinated me. It is great to see a system like this in mass production on a car like Mazda3. However, I do have my doubts about whether the cost justifies the mpg gains. Nonetheless, it is a great way to boost efficiency.


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