2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test

2012 Mazda Mazda3: Dirt Hauler

July 16, 2012

2012 Mazda Mazda3 A few weeks ago we removed our small front yard, took it down to its poor dirt level, and requested bids from a couple of local landscapers to upgrade the sprinklers, redesign the flower beds, and resod the lawn. After many days of silence from the companies who promised to email bids, I got frustrated and decided we'd do it ourselves instead.

On Friday evening I used a Ford F-150 to pick up eight bags of soil amendment from the local Lowes. We rented a rototiller and started preparing the yard, working on turning the soil until dark that night.

Saturday morning, I woke to find an email from one of the landscapers with a very reasonable bid to do the complete job.

Saturday afternoon, I loaded the seven unopened bags of soil amendment into the Mazda 3 and returned them to Lowes.

Don't judge me.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 12,169 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in VA is:

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