2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test

2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv: It's not what it looks like

July 02, 2012

2012 Mazda3
Eating in the car? Okay. Spilling a cup of melted, frozen yogurt? Not so much. Imagine my surprise when, after about two hours of "Eye Spy with My Little Eye... something that is brown" turned into this. It turns out going dead straight with said cup of brown liquid balancing on the armrest is fine. It's that first exit ramp when things go sploosh! So, let's hear it for pleather. A bowl of soapy water and a handful of paper towels and all was forgiven.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 11,453 miles


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

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