Posts Tagged ‘3’

Video Review: 2014 Mazda3 s Grand Touring Hatchback

January 11th, 2015 No comments

You might be getting tired of reading about the Mazda3’s greatness on these pages, but we’ll never tire of proclaiming it so long as Mazda keeps pushing it to the head of the class. This week’s example is the fully loaded hatchback version with the gutsy 2.5-liter I4. With sweet steering feel, handling that chews up any corner and responsive brakes there really isn’t much left for us to ask Mazda for. That’s especially true now because for 2015 Mazda has listened to the vocal enthusiasts among us who want to do their own shifting with the more powerful 2.5-liter and made the stick the standard transmission with both engines. Better rest up because it sounds like you might be hearing some more about our favorite small car once we get our hands on one of those.

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AT’s Photo Spotlight

February 20th, 2010 No comments

2005 Mazda3 playing in the park!

2005 Mazda3

February 16th, 2010 No comments

      When most people wake up in the morning, they probably don’t get excited about driving a low-priced compact car to work.
     That’s only because most people don’t have a Mazda3 in their driveway.
     Unlike many economy cars that are good for a daily commute but totally uninspiring from the driver’s seat, this new Mazda is actually a car you can get excited about taking for a spin every day. It’s like the Miata put on a few pounds and grew a back seat. Read more…

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2005 Mazda3

February 12th, 2010 No comments

Blueberries In My Lunchbox

    Like kids on recess we scramble out to the garage to collect our toys. My latest being a little blueberry-hued Mazda. Sliding the shift lever into D, I scoot off for the weekend. Did I win or did I lose; considering the prized H1 Alpha was now in the hands of Exec Dye who was already rolling over all manner of boulders and compacts in his path. It’s the sandbox for me, my little ride possessing neither the clearance nor the desire to hop more than the Meijer parking lot curb. Read more…

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