We’ve had the chance to test drive for a week, the Mazda3. I’m excited about it because it has a number of really nice features that I can’t wait to check out.
Kora and Logan hopped right in the back seat not long after the car arrived and immediately got comfortable. They started checking out the cup holders, the seat back pockets, and the view from the back seat.
One of the features that stands out right away is the Blind Spot Monitoring System. Whenever a car enters our blind spot, the little icons light up on the side view mirrors. If we attempt to change lanes while a car is in our blind spot the Mazda3’s monitoring system will make a loud chime alerting us to the danger. While it’s important to always check our blind spots anyway, I could definitely get used to this added safety feature.
I also like the location of the navigation and audio display. When I first sat in the driver’s seat, I was surprised to see them both tucked away up top near the windshield above the vents. Once I turned the car on and they lit up, I immediately could see how perfect their placement is. They are right in my line of site when driving so I’m not taking my eyes off the road.
We’ll have the Mazda3 for a week and we plan on taking the time to check out every one of the features. I’ll be sure to share our thoughts and experiences in a review post next week. In the meantime, let me know if you have any specific questions about the car and I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments or in next week’s post.
What about you? Do you have any questions about the Mazda3? What do you look for in a new car?