The list of automakers making the EV leap continues to grow. Mazda plans to debut an electric car in roughly two years. In November, Mazda CEO Masamichi
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Our long term vehicle is a mid-year model Mazda 3 with mid-year additional features like piano black trim, mp3 compatible CD changer, power driver's seat, lighted vanity mirrors and snowy gauge needles. It also has a new color for your Mazda3: Metropolitan Gray Mica. Mazda Ev Car added a 2nd new color for your mid year model with a gorgeous white decoration alternative but we are MGM people.
There are other subtle differences however out of the aforementioned items that the 2008.5 Mazda 3 is still pretty similar to this 2008 Mazda3.
-Options: Six disc CD Changer, Bose Sound System, Moonroof, Rear Wing Spoiler, Remote Start and Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass.
Just six miles on the odometer at pickup...
About the Driver
I am coming out of a 2005 Infiniti G35x loaded with every possible alternative so while I corrected my expectations for the reduced price ($22K using s-plan) I was not ready for the way the Mazda3 would blow me off.
I push my own cars assertively (sometimes assertively aggressive if there's anything ) and can put this car through the motions during ownership. Driving a car is an experience every time and I rely heavily on important driving/comfort facets like handling, acceleration, ride, cottage sound, long duration driving comfort and in car technology that will shape forthcoming updates.
Notice: You might observe a pretty heavy contrast in my very first|initial} impressions of this G35 into the Mazda 3 and that's mostly due in part to the simple fact that I nearly purchased the Mazda3 in 2005 but had been offered a very good rental deal to a 2005 G35x packed for the same I would pay to have the Mazda3.
Seemed like a good idea at the time. Biggest regret of my life.
Now that you know me, let's talk about why you're here: first impressions!
There are plenty of very impressive features on this car! I fought for quite a long time with not being current within my 2005 Infiniti and the Mazda 3 similar to an reply to my prayers. Here are some of my favorite features
1) Remote Start - that I can't believe how wicked cool remote start really is. Manufacturers are finally beginning to give remote start as an attachment that is installed in the interface and I advocate it 200%. It is great for each and every possible hot/cold day whenever you don't feel like exercising in the weather to start the auto so it could warm up only to run back into the home and finish getting ready.
Remote start is some thing I really could see myself not living without ever again and it was not an option about the Infiniti so +1 to Mazda for offering it. For your 2008.5 mid-year refresh, the Mazda has integrated the distant start into the regular key fobs so today you will not have two sets of controller keys to use on a single set.
2) Rain Sensing Wipers - If you have never seen it, then you would not believe it. While driving home I did not believe the rain sensing wipers were functioning correctly because the stem seemed to be in the perfect position and it had been raining pretty hard. I fiddled with the stalk for just a tiny bit and found that it had been in its"Off" position rather than"Automobile". Once rotating the ending bit into the perfect position it works quite nicely but I do not think placing"Away" and"Auto" within a knob's turn off was the best idea on the planet.
3) The Manual Leveling HIDs - I|I still} don't know if it is manual really. It is kind of automatic and manual. You move the change up or down till you reach the amount you need (0 - 3) and the car adjusts the headlights to match that particular setting. The leveling headlights are not gimmicky whatsoever and were pretty helpful when driving through fog and also increasing the sleeves to watch for deer/pedestrians across the side of the street. Another brilliant feature the G35x has been missing.
4) Aux Input - This really is the golden characteristic for me! I've always wanted a way to play my iPod in my car. I can't even begin to count the amount of excursions and meetings I have been overdue on to while searching for a CD to burn off so I did not need to pay attention to the same|identical|exact} old crap in my car when driving there. In fact, I wanted that the aux input so awful that I refused that the Mazda CX-7 when considering my next car purchase purely based on its absence of an aux input and it had been worth it ten times over. I really like being able to plug my iPhone into the stereo and simply scroll through the playlists to find a list I am feeling at the moment. It works easily and I really couldn't be more thrilled over this attribute.
5) The Ride - Many people are going to offer me a bewildered look but I am telling you that the 2008.5 Mazda3s GT has a nicer ride than the 2005 Infiniti G35x. Not only does this ride but it is much easier and it doesn't create the"Mothership" auto sick when I push with her in the car. Thumbs up all over!
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So these are the top five favorite things about the car. Overall it is really only an encounter that new car buyers need to attempt and believe because it is extremely rare at the price point. I am finally excited to drive to different locations just to be in the car and I love all about it! If you don't own one, then buy one. If you have one, purchase a 2008.5 model! brand trim, power driver's seat, gauges and all things in between are worth it.
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