"Can You Hear Me Now?" - 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: "Can You Hear Me Now?"

April 12, 2010

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Somewhere, deep within the bowels of Mazda's Engineering offices, somebody's got a twisted sense of humor. And the source of the guffaws is the MS3's Bluetooth phone interface. Make a call and when the phone hooks up, you're greeted with a blast of volume that typically registers around "40". And no, it doesn't default to what the stereo's volume was/is set to nor what the volume was at the previous phone call if enough time has passed (such as when the car is parked while at work). And yes, I checked the manual to see if it was somehow pre-set to " For those about to rock" level, but such was not the case.

Obviously, I just quickly spun down the volume knob when this happened, but it's as annoying as TV commercials that come on way louder than the show you're watching.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 9,890 miles


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