How To Scroll Around, Step 1... - 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mazdaspeed 3: How To Scroll Around, Step 1...

September 06, 2010


OK, I didn't go out of town this holiday weekend but I still tried to use the nav system in our 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 to get around town from one event to another. However, it's just so terrible -- small screen, 1990s graphics, not very intuitive.

I mean, you can't even scroll around the map very easily, like if you just want to see what the next street you're coming up on is. Zooming out usually zooms out too much where you lose street names.

The one-touch functions on the steering wheel nav buttons only allow you to zoom in and out and access the compass. Why would I need to access the compass? So I read the manual to figure out how one could scroll around. Hit the jump to see this exciting multi-step process.

Step 1: Hit "Enter."


Step 2: Flick lever on steering wheel down three times to "Browse Map & Mark."


Step 3: Keep your eyes on the road! And now you can scroll around.


OK, although it may be true that Mazdaspeed 3 owners will be able to do this without looking at the steering wheel, it's still one step too many. Why couldn't Mazda just replace that compass (accessed by pressing the side arrows on the steering wheel) with the ability to scroll around the map? That's all.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 18,299 miles

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