Vehicle2012 Mazda 3 i Touring 4dr Sedan w/SKYACTIV-G (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
ReviewHad the car for about two months now. I reviewed all the comments here about engine noise. My family drives the car most of the time and they don't pay careful attention to weird sounds. The only comment I have now is the louder engine noise after cold start in the morning which gets better after about 1 minute. I sent an e-mail to Mazda about it but no response. My dealers response was " bring the car in we will check it out" . The problem is when I take it to the dealer it will not be cold start situation anymore. I will have to take the car out for a drive more often to listen to engine noise during normal use which others are claiming. Other than that everything seems to be okay so far.
Best FeaturesI am getting about 28mpg mostly city driving. Liked the car very much during the test drive, but I prefer not to rate it yet - but I have to else edmunds will not allow me to submit my report-- Need to use it for a year to provide useful ratings.
Worst FeaturesBetter seats. sliding armrest would be nice.
on 08/12/12 14:29 PM (PDT)
I can't believe your dealer didn't know that the Skyactive engine is set up to idle at a much faster than normal idle until it reaches normal operating temperature for the Catalytic converter. This is to reduce emissions and is normal for the car.Report it
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