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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

Just bought a 2012 Mazda3 itouring with Skyactiv and itís a blast. I love the handling, the look, and the direct feeling of power and control I get driving this vehicle. After two full tanks of gas, my average mileage is approximately 32 miles to the gallon, which is a good compromise number between 28 city and 39 highway on the hatchback.

I bought the moon roof package which came with the Bose system (awesomeness). The Bose has a solid, intense sound, and the moon roof is just plain fun.

The engine isnít actually blue, by the way. There is a blue plastic plate covering the engine.

The one thing I might have changed about my purchase is that face that my Mazda3 is mica black. Now donít get me wrong; I love the color of my car. Itís just so hard to keep the car looking dust free
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 03:01 AM
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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

Jeez, I think I saw that exact model/combo on a showroom floor a few weeks ago when I bought mine! Its a sweet ride but I can't wait for the 2.5L SkyActive in the HB.

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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 04:36 AM
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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

average mileage is approximately 32 miles to the gallon :shock:

that's it? i'm really surprised... u got a lead foot? AC on blast all the time?? i have an '09 3iTouring & i average at least 29-31 mpg with my usual mix street\ highway driving
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 12:38 PM
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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

My old 09 i sport 2.0L 4d ATX got 20-23 mpg, my new 11 s sport 2.5L 5d ATX is a total gass hog, but then again the engine is still breaking in.

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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

how are you getting 30 on a 1st gen?? i get 23-24 about 50/50 driving pretty aggressive from time to time. 32 seems like a good number for being a peppy car =)

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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

09 3i PZEV ATX on 50/50 city & highway; I usually don't have AC on & i'm smooth with the accelerator unless i need to (pass, change lanes...). With skyactiv my driving habits would probably get more, not talking smack about Skactiv... just surprised, that's all
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

Well, I do plead guilty to having a lead foot, especially on my way home from work (!) Iím enjoying my new Mazda, but Iíll try riding gently this week to see if I can boost my MPG numbers. Iíll post my results here.

The onboard computer is actually pretty accurate at calculating the MPG. My own calculations showed 32 mpg, while the computer displayed 32.5. I reset the computer for this weekís driving experiment. Iím pretty excited to see how it goes.

2.5 Skyactiv would be sweet! Personally, I was hoping to pick up the diesel Skyactiv next year, but my 2000 Nissan Frontier just about bit it. Plus gas was getting too expensive. I was filling up the Frontier every 4 days on ďE,Ē but with the Mazda3 Iím filling up at 8 days on ď1/4.Ē

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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

Looks great!!! Enjoy!!!!

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Re: 2012 Mazda3 hatch with Skyactiv

passenger motor mount seems like the same design with the previous years

i wonder if they improve the rear motor mount


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