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The Little Things you LIKE about the Mazda 3

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Ok, we have a complaint thread, and after searching I didn't find a thread that relates to this...

What are those little things about the vehicle that surprised you, impressed you, made you smile or go "wow!"

My list begins with:
-Both sunroof buttons being able to close the sunroof
-Red lighted ashtray - very cool and great attention to detail there, I think.
-Blue light over the shifter is just way cool ...
-The rear-middle seat buckle holders in the seat, just making them sit flush, great thinking, Mazda!
-One of my personal favorites: The Tach needle has a little blue fiber-optic bit in it that turns blue on the tip of the needle when you reach red-line. Very cool indeed :D

That's my list so far... I'm sure people have others that I haven't even discovered yet, and perhaps I alerted you to something new as well :D

So ... what little details surprised you?
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i like how the glovebox and oh-shit assist handles are damped. you cant slam them by letting them go quickly...they just kinda open (or fold up) gently. thats a really great touch.

i also liked the how-to guide for replacing headlights given in the manual and the ease of clutch modulation.
i was really pushing my car through some tight 7 or 8 in a row, about 20 yards separated doing like 45. the car actually went tail around! i couldnt believe it, i got it loose just like i would with my old dakota. when they say the engineers designed it to handle somewhat like a rear-driver, they meant it. that, i love.
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