2014 Mazda 3: 15,000 Miles So Far
October 15, 2014
"Claudine, this is a momentous occasion. I need your phone." This was me talking to my wife as were driving in Edmunds' long-term 2014 Mazda 3 on our way to a pumpkin patch with our kids in back.
"Why?" she replied.
"We've hit 15,000 miles! I need a photo."
"Where's your camera?"
"I, umm, left it in my backpack. Which is in the trunk."
She just sighed and rolled her eyes. Yes, it's a glamorous life being the spouse of an (often forgetful) automotive journalist.
True enough, though, Edmunds Mazda 3 has amassed more than 15,000 miles on its odometer. As we started this test at the beginning of the year, we're on track to meet our goal of at least 20,000 miles.
I really like this car. It's fun and versatile like few other cars in our fleet right now. Alas, it hasn't been entirely trouble free, as you can see from our Maintenance index. But overall, I'm a fan.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 15,000 miles