I'm not feeling it
Sedan is a bit boring
Hatch C pillar looks worse every time I see it
Skyactiv-X sounds a hair underpowered especially considering Mazda HP is less than, for example, Honda HP
Too bad. Only Mazdas on my radar are the Miata and 626 Turbo
I happen to think the current 3 is one of the best looking hatchbacks on the market.
I can't wait to head down to the local Mazda dealer and stroke the dashboard. I love everything about the new interior.
It's a bummer that AWD won't be offered with manual. I'll still consider an AWD hatch as my next vehicle. I've been dying to have a new vehicle option that isn't a Subaru.
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I find most new cars photograph pretty poorly. I will hold my judgement on the hatch until later, however the sedan is sexy. I actually think the 3 hatch looks great except for that piller.. that rear end is so nice.
I wonder what this will mean for the CX3 - I read online it will probably be built on the Mazda 3 platform instead of the 2.. and with AWD available, it looks like it will be even easier for them to make CX3's out of it. Either way.. I'm heading straight to the dealer after the CX3 goes on sale and buying my dream car. My fiance has a touring and I love that thing.. I just wish it was a little bigger.
Gonna reserve judgment for when I can see this in the flesh. I think it'll look better with a blacked out roof, bigger wheels, and lowered a lot. Closer to the Kai concept.
It might have to do with other diluted content in the lower trims, like I’m thinking about how you can’t get the full LED lighting or foglamps except in GT or above trim. Also that optioning some features in a lower trim doesn’t really save you much money as they’re concerned as opposed to it being standard on a higher trim.
I wouldn't necessarily knock the torsion beam until I've had a chance to drive it.
Apparently it wasn't a cost decision but to cut down on NVH, which would be a change most welcome.
I've had marked results with $60 of material and 4 hours of my time, something that should cost much less on a mass production level and at the factory before they start putting things together. The Mazda 3 already has a lot of the tech, the quality interior material, now let's try making it a little more quiet than a tin can in a wind tunnel.