Re: Back in the Mazda family now! 2012 White Pearl HB w/ SkyActiv
Yea, if I can ever afford another fully loaded Volvo, I'll definitely get one! Just too much money right now..
I got the Grand Touring model(bose/skyroof), so it's got the automatic transmission. I must note though that it is an incredibly smooth and "efficient" feeling transmission! I hope it continues to feel this way, but I've been very impressed with the entire SKYACTIV package so far.
As you could guess, there's a significant difference in power between the T5 and 2.0 MZ3. My choice to go with the 2.0 SKY model was very heavily based on the high gas mileage it gets. I tend to travel a decent bit to go kayaking, so I was willing to give up some power to accommodate cheaper trips at the pump!
I definitely won't be racing people on the interstate or at red lights, but I've kinda moved past that stage in my life. However, I drive an hour round trip on the interstate Monday-Friday, and I have absolutely no problem navigating through traffic or hesitating to make a risky move and pass someone. Just like my last MZ3, this thing is absolutely FUN to drive! AND it gets great mileage..can't ask much more in my book.