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Big Step Up for Its Class: The Poor Man's Beemer
By nfp on
2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
My brand new 2014 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring Sedan is my 5th Mazda, and by far the best of a good lot from the highly consumer- and critic-rated series released between 2006 and 2013. At this early juncture, so far this model -- entirely re-designed from front to back outside and inside – appears to be every bit as good as claimed by the automotive reviews that have lauded it as best in the compact class. I chose the classy, sporty-looking sedan over the odd-shaped hatchback that I don’t feel – and most critics agree – is anywhere near as nice-looking. I LOVE this baby to the point that even after my long daily commute to work from near Annapolis, MD to-and-from downtown Washington, DC, I don’t
Nav/Comms display; exterior and interior styling; ride; slightly lower exterior road and wind noise than previous models; the top trim options.
Trunk space was inexplicably shrunk; smartphone-bluetooth contact sync more difficult than necessary; more than one set of power outlets up front.