The gas mileage surpasses that of some hybrids. When you look at the two cars, you can see that the styling of each nose would only work with its own tail. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you. There's a deep but not long console under the driver's right elbow, and between the seats are two built-in cupholders with a neatly hinged cover in black plastic. There's acres of rear headroom and decent legroom with room for big feet to slide under the front seats. The optional dynamic stability control serves to further smooth or sharpen the ride characteristics. The steering column is crushable and the pedals are designed to retract away from the driver's feet.
Only major misses is the paint is not very durable. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. For the 2012 model year, Mazda began offering the Mazda3 with their newly developed SkyActiv technology, including a more rigid body, a new direct injection engine, and a new 6-speed transmission. It's uncommon for a manufacturer to go to the extra expense of tooling more panels than absolutely necessary for a second body style, but Mazda had a high styling standard for this car. The sedan has a more average-size 11.
Quick, great handling, decent size, and great reliability are coming your way. A separate compartment is hidden under the floor. Also we were told the car was being detailed as part of our negotiations and we were told to go to lunch and it would be done when we got back. A second generation Mazda3 for the 2010 model year was unveiled in late 2008, with the sedan premiering at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the hatchback at the Bologna Auto Show. Have your tires inspected regularly, and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel.
Cost of Ownership- low fun Factor- very fun to drive- amaizing Avg. We found the brakes to be quite effective and sensitive; a mere light touch on the brake pedal around town is nice. Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar. People say component sharing makes cars all the same but it's not so. The block is aluminum, there's a cam chain rather than a belt, and the exhaust manifold is stainless steel.
Primary Use: Family transportation I Like It A Lot. At all four corners, the wheelwells fit tightly around the tires; there used to be a rule at Mazda that there had to be enough of a wheelwell gap to install tire chains without removing the tire, which the stylists hated and finally defeated with the Mazda3. Front Seat Belt Pretensioner Load Limiting Systems, modifying or replacing front seats, any need to remove reinstall. Redline is 6500 rpm, but the engine is happy zooming to 7000. Everything south of that is one smooth and effective piece. Several things were promised to be fixed on the car but in the end after paying for the vehicle it was revealed that they were not fixed! The standard five-speed manual shifts beautifully, especially the upshifts, which were almost as smooth as an automatic, with no real driver effort.
The result is sheet-metal components that fit perfectly so you don't see excessive gaps or misaligned panels. The tuning of the suspension was in Mazda's hands, worked out at its Hiroshima test track. The build felt very solid, as you didn't hear much exterior noise. Index: A good place to start Index, an alphabetical listing all information, which serious injury death could, which bodily injury damage your. The 16-valve head is quite sophisticated, with variable valve timing and a variable induction system that optimizes intake efficiency and torque. Customer Information Reporting Safety Defects, important consumer information including warranties add-on equipment, the equipment and installation position varies according model grade, power door lock switch page 3-10.
Our precision service system expedites the maintenance process, providing a seamless experience that allows you and your vehicle to get back on the road as quickly as possible. Summary The Mazda3 is sporty, practical and affordable. We enjoy the technological features as well. You'll also get an easy-to-read report card that details anything on your car in need of attention or that may need attention in the future. The five-door looks more aggressive, but a lot of utility with its hatchback design and folding rear seats. The window switch for the driver is illuminated at night, a very useful feature.
Detach tab while pulling the liftgate upper trim in the direction of the arrow 3 shown in the figure,. Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 3 reviews We love driving this car. To maintain a reliable, corrosion-free battery with lots of powerful cold-cranking amps and reserve capacity, have your battery periodically checked by a Mazda Dealer. Mazda3 is a global car, sharing technology and components with the Volvo S40 and the European-market Ford Focus. Driving Impressions The larger, more powerful 2. The result is sheet metal components that fit perfectly so you don't see excessive gaps or misaligned panels.