Recent Topics
Any contractors being hired to fight ISIS yet?
by LoneRanger
10/25/14 08:10 AM
NC Trip
by Quattro Pete
10/25/14 07:57 AM
TGMO or MGMO which is more desirable?
by Koz1
10/25/14 06:57 AM
Could this be the Royals year?
by reemoe2
10/25/14 06:44 AM
Do not drink now, wait...
by CourierDriver
10/25/14 05:54 AM
Clean thick oil in throttle body?!
by 19jacobob93
10/25/14 12:57 AM
Auto Parts Store Selling More Oil Filters Now..
by crazyoildude
10/24/14 11:27 PM
Sun facts
by oilboy123
10/24/14 11:25 PM
Cooper Zeon RS3-A Long Term Impressions
by MCompact
10/24/14 11:01 PM
Desulfator built into battery charger do they work
by Crankytank
10/24/14 10:47 PM
what are you guys flipping?
by Chris142
10/24/14 09:50 PM
Fram Ultra low prices at Rockauto $6.76
by 901Memphis
10/24/14 09:35 PM
Newest Members
ChevyTwo, BrianPA, JeepCommander, hevslark, Hox
51688 Registered Users
Who's Online
54 registered (bigt61, ArtDart, andyd, Boomer, bobbydavro, 7 invisible), 1246 Guests and 220 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51688 Members
64 Forums
221178 Topics
3496970 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#3444545 - 08/03/14 09:14 AM 2014 3 S GT
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29201
Loc: NJ
My wife's new 3 has a sport mode option that completely changes the shifting dynamics. It basically holds the rpms longer and keeps them higher for more instant power.

When it's not in sport mode, the shifting is clearly programmed for maximum fuel economy. It's hard for me to really enjoy driving it in that mode. The Subuar WRX is similar in that the car doesn't come alive until it's in Sport # mode.

Overall the car is fantastic. The interior build quality is top notch. Feels very solid. The car has a lot of technology in it. The engine is noisier on start up than the previous 2.3L. Probably due to the tuning and DI.

I still see myself getting the 6spd MT WRX and not the CVT, but I want to drive both first. There are times, although not very often, where I enjoy not shifting and just sitting back and driving.

AT'S/CVT's can definitely be programmed to give you the engagement you're looking for that is often lacking in subpar AT/CVTs and AT's that are programmed for maximum fuel economy.

Mazda says no special break-in is necessary. About 1,200 miles on it now. No noticeable oil loss. Car was broken in aggressively.
_________________________
2014 Mazda 3 S GT AT - OE oil
2003 Forester XS 5spd - M1 0w40

Top
#3444564 - 08/03/14 09:32 AM Re: 2014 3 S GT [Re: buster]
Corvette Owner Offline


Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 1614
Loc: Waldorf, Maryland
You should put "Mazda" in your title (too late now) and signature.

You don't mention it until the last sentence of your post and I was not 100% sure what car you were talking about.
_________________________
Vehicles:
98 Corvette
06 Murano
96 Chevy Van (Custom Conversion)
14 Chevy Impala
10 Starcraft Boat
13 Buick Enclave

Top
#3444691 - 08/03/14 12:29 PM Re: 2014 3 S GT [Re: buster]
LT4 Vette Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12518
Loc: USA
Mazda fid an awesome job redesigning the Mazda 3.

I can't decide between a new Mazda3 hatchback or Accord LX.

Top
#3445320 - 08/04/14 06:15 AM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 S GT [Re: buster]
leeharvey418 Offline


Registered: 08/05/11
Posts: 605
Loc: Southeast Michigan
Just curious if this would change the thread title...

Nope... it works on some forum platforms, but obviously not this one.


Edited by leeharvey418 (08/04/14 06:16 AM)
_________________________
2010 Mazda3 s Grand Touring
2014 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD

Top