Not the 5-door. I was pricing the sedan. Did I look at the wrong one?jay said:um..from your base price, i'm assuming you're looking to get the 5-door hatch, which only comes in s model. that means there's no need for the sport pkg, as the hatch comes standard with the 17" alloys and side sill extensions, so you can knock $490 off that price.
i just finished printing out the 12 pages of specs (quicker personal access to the info), and i must say that i am very impressed. just too many things to try to discuss...so i won't even bring them up. i'm sure in the next couple days though..there will be many discussions started as far as the now U.S. confirmed specs go.
With some colors (silver, gray and black) I can totally understand. The other colors either reflect or contrast the exterior. And it looks like Japan is pretty much in the same boat with their SP23 models... it's gotta be a cost reduction issue. And I do think the blue two-tone looks better than the red, at least in photos. But they're going for a sort of black and red (orange?) theme for the dash, so at least that matches.anamnesis said:I'm a little surprised, possibly miffed, that we are stuck with certain sport cloth seats for certain exterior paint colors. You do not have much choice between red or blue sport seats if you want a certain paint color. I'm planning on Titanium Grey, and only the red sport seats are available. Not so sure (because I haven't seen them yet) but I was favoring blue.
That's only true if you get the 3i. The 3s has two-tone seats standard.jay said:it really isn't too illogical for mazda to remove a color option for specific colors as it saves on costs. with titanium, the red matches better imo, as it does mix better with the interior lighting and overall appearance. keep in mind that you can always just get plain black seats standard, without having to go to the leather option.
Yeah, the first row on the chart is interior trim, not seat fabric. I saw an earlier spec sheet that said "Mazda3_i black/beige or black". I never saw a picture with black&beige seats, so I figured they meant black dash, beige doors and seats.jay said:ah yes, thanks for the correction. the chart is a bit misleading. in any case, the red still matches better, and the leather option is there.
My guess is that the beige and greens are not sufficiently "sporty" shades. Probably a hunter green and a pale light green. I personally wouldn't get a 3s in such an ordinary color. Leave the boring stuff to the competition.Kazbaeden said:What's even more interesting is that certain trims can't get certain colors. Since no other blocks are filled in for the greens, do that me the 4s and 5s can't be green?