Makes You Smile After a Long Day - 2014 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mazda 3: Makes You Smile After a Long Day

November 26, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

After a 13-hour work day I like walking into a dusty parking garage and finding our 2014 Mazda 3 waiting for me. This car makes me smile after a long day.

I like the way it looks. I like the way it feels. It's not just transportation. Any car would get me home. The Mazda 3 changes my mood. It's a happy place.

I don't think this is something only a car lover can understand. And yet, way too many people in the world are so preoccupied with the destination they have lost an appreciation for the journey.

This little car brings back the joy of the journey. It reminds us that an emotional and memorable driving experience doesn't have to cost a fortune.

After 13 hours of meetings and spreadsheets that sounds pretty good.

This should not be taken for granted. With many pushing an agenda of car sharing and cars that drive themselves, and many more demonizing the automobile for our various plights, the Mazda 3's unique character is under attack from the Fun Police.

They're going to have to take it from my cold dead hands.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 16,752 miles


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