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#3046255 - 06/26/13 06:38 PM 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled...
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#3046259 - 06/26/13 06:42 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Looks GREAT !!!!
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#3046261 - 06/26/13 06:42 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Registered: 09/19/11
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looks a lot better than the smiley face!
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#3046263 - 06/26/13 06:43 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Registered: 06/24/04
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The back end looks all business. I don't care for Mazda's current styling flavor in front of the A-pillars, and that goes for the new 3 as well. Looks a little over-styled to me, but that's just personal preference.

I'm sure the mechanical bits underneath will be all good, though.
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#3046264 - 06/26/13 06:44 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Looks awesome. Interior is much improved over the last one.
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#3046271 - 06/26/13 06:47 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Looks better than current version. Seems like its all about gadgets these days. Lets hope it still delivers where it really counts.
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#3046284 - 06/26/13 06:56 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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The interior looks cleaner and more serious than the current 3 - in the footsteps of the 6 - I love the styling 95%
That large grill looks great on the larger 6, but it looks a bit too large for this compact 3 hatch. But overall, one of the best looking hatches right now, I think.

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#3046285 - 06/26/13 06:59 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: Hokiefyd]
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Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
The back end looks all business. I don't care for Mazda's current styling flavor in front of the A-pillars, and that goes for the new 3 as well. Looks a little over-styled to me, but that's just personal.


Totally agree. The long curve on the front fender is too much. Makes the hood look too long and low.
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#3046287 - 06/26/13 07:02 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
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Loc: USA
The front end looks terrible. Looks appropriate on the CX-5 with high belt line but not this.

The back end is well a really nice hiney.

THe Navigation system looks like an iPod dock accessory otherwise nice job on the interior.
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#3046296 - 06/26/13 07:05 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
jimbrewer Offline


Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1250
Loc: New Mexico, USA
Gorgeous car. I rented a Mazda 6 that had 30K on the clock, in a city with pretty bad paving. That thing did not rattle even a little. It handled very well and got about 28 mpg city. I hold Mazda in high esteem.

I like their "minority report" point of view that the way to go is with high output naturally aspirated engines and light weight.

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#3046307 - 06/26/13 07:17 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Registered: 11/16/02
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Loc: NJ
Nice!
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#3046313 - 06/26/13 07:21 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Onondaga County
Wow! Another awesome looking car from Mazda!

Loving the conservative interior


Edited by Miller88 (06/26/13 07:22 PM)
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#3046351 - 06/26/13 07:44 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
SLCraig Offline


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5627
Loc: London, ON, Canada
Still hate the front end.

Rest of car is good, I'm a big fan of the Mazda interior lately...
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#3046352 - 06/26/13 07:44 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 39318
Loc: New Jersey
Looks good but spare me the stupid ipad touch screen in the dash of an econobox.

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#3046366 - 06/26/13 07:51 PM Re: 2014 Mazda 3 unveiled... [Re: 97tbird]
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Registered: 05/09/03
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I am sure the base model don't come with it - probably some option on the higher/st trims...
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