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2011 Mazda 2: I Want Different Gauges

November 01, 2011

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One thing I still don't like about our 2011 Mazda 2 after 16,000 miles are the gauges. During my back-roads drive last week, I really wanted a bigger tachometer. This car is too much fun to have such a small tach.

I'm also tired of not having a temperature gauge; the car gives you the little blue light when the engine is cold. And it annoys me that the last pip on the digital fuel gauge flashes when the fuel range slips below an estimated 50 miles or so (the flashing is distracting), instead of triggering a dedicated fuel light.

However, I do find the all red color scheme easy on the eyes at night, even if it's a little low on contrast.

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Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 16,101 miles

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