Cross-Country Contender? - 2012 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mazda 3 Long Term Road Test

2012 Mazda 3: Cross-Country Contender?

May 22, 2012


Maybe it's because we're assembling the perfect road trip play list over on our Facebook page. Or maybe it's because of a story I read on the release of the "Route 66" box set. Whatever is driving it, I would love, love, love to make a road trip this summer.

As I ran about town in our Mazda 3 last night, I had to ask myself: Is this car up to such a challenge? I think it could do the job. Although I do think that the massive plain of black desolation that is the dash across the passenger side would drive me nuts somewhere around Nebraska.




But what say you? If you were to head out like our heroes here, would you drive the Mazda 3 on US Route 20 from Newport, Oregon to Boston Massachusetts (3,365 miles)? Would you ply Route 66? Assuming we can't get that Corvette, what car in our fleet would you take? And on what iconic road?


Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @9,728 miles


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