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I can't believe that Alex is talking about the same Mazda 3 Skyactive as the one I own. Lets start with what we agree on. Interior is attractive, nicely laid out; Bluetooth, I haven't used yet so no comment; steering is quick, precise and excellent . Seats, I agree are comfortable, and in cold weather the built in electric heating drives away deep down winter chills at the flip of a switch. Alex took it on a long trip once and hated it... Wow! I've driven mine from Ontario along freeways, to serpentine roads of Southern New York and New Hampshire and back. It was a wonderful trip. I arrived feeling refreshed. On the highway on cruise control we travelled easily and comfortably at well above posted speedlimits. Keep it down to within 10 mph above speed limit and you get better gas mileage than a Toyota, or a Smart Car for that matter. Acceleration in the first three or four gears is great! Suspension that Alec claims 'sucks' - I'd rate as excellent, along with the clutch on the manual model. Ride is firm yes, but control even over rough surfaces is amazing. I've never 'bottomed out'. Alex says "Take it on a crappy roads before you buy it." I agree... and take it on a winding backroad, and take it on a freeway. I did - and I bought - and I'm delighted every time I get behind the wheel! Different strokes for different folks I guess. .Report it
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