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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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Re: Privacy cover

jaybird said:
In the hatchback, the privacy cover has a hinge in it, and is held down (partially) by magnets. This allows you to open the privacy cover from the inside and store things quickly. My VW GTI had a one-piece privacy cover that was far less convenient.
I backed into a parking space and didn't have room to open the hatch. I found out you can fold the rear seats down in the hatch with the privacy cover still in place! Too cool.
Things I like...
  • Steering at every speed is refined and tight.
  • Gas mileage is amazing considering the horsepower.
  • Gauges and interior lighting is just too cool.
  • No (or minimal) understeer?!?!
  • Glove box size
  • Car is super fun to drive!

    Mazda... :goodjob:
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