Recent Topics
Valvoline Synthetic Cycle Oil on Sale at Walmart
by tc1446
07/01/15 02:51 PM
What's the advantage to a nickel plated AR BCG?
by Doog
07/01/15 02:27 PM
Napa Conventional Oil on Sale
by Bud_One
07/01/15 01:42 PM
Oil recomendation for 2010 Volkswagen Jetta
by svaflakmonkey1
07/01/15 01:33 PM
cordless ratchet
by John_Conrad
07/01/15 12:49 PM
I want a block heater with a pump?
by WobblyElvis
07/01/15 12:24 PM
Switched to Pennzoil Platinum
by bebbus234
07/01/15 11:42 AM
Red Line DCTF suitable for use in MTX?
by badtlc
07/01/15 10:52 AM
Oil for Nissan/Infiniti 3.7 VVEL
by sir1900
07/01/15 10:48 AM
Lubrication Myths-Lake Speed Jr.
by typ901
07/01/15 10:39 AM
Bi-Mart, Havoline $12.99
by Finklejag
07/01/15 09:22 AM
50 Centuries in 10 minutes or so
by Trajan
07/01/15 09:21 AM
Newest Members
SpartanC, amp583, SlotTech, dsbike, steynvanniekerk
54543 Registered Users
Who's Online
94 registered (Alfred_B, addyguy, 97f150, 1foxracing, 90crvtec, Andy636, 9 invisible), 1811 Guests and 87 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54543 Members
66 Forums
233671 Topics
3753034 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: 29475
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.
_________________________


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


Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 1676
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]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 14126
Loc: USA
Mazda fid an awesome job redesigning the Mazda 3.

I can't decide between a new Mazda3 hatchback or Accord LX.
_________________________
2007 Civic EX
2006 Accord SE
2005 RSX base
2005 Civic LX

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


Registered: 08/05/11
Posts: 705
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