2016 Mazda CX-3
When I was in the process of purchasing a vehicle the Cx-3 was Mazda's new model out so there wasn't too much feedback from current owners of that model so I had to go by what Mazda's dealership told me. I had a few requirements including AWD, enough passenger space, as I was going to be using this car for work in real estate and need to be able to fit clients comfortably in my car to take out, and lastly decent gas mileage as well as affordable maintenance. At first I was just so happy to have a new car and was in a rush since I needed to purchase right away as my car had been totaled in an accident but I knew I wanted to go with Mazda or Nissan since our next car purchase was going to be an electric vehicle but Tesla has not yet come out with their more affordable model at the time. The car is very tight inside and I wasn't able to comfortably fit two people in my backseat without moving the front seats all the way up, which made my drive and the front passengers very uncomfortable. Also I had to have tires special ordered when there were nails and glass in the street ruining two brand new tires right after buying my car. I spent right about $600 on two tires and had to wait for them to be ordered because no one had the tires to fit this vehicle in stock at the time and there weren't options available when ordering I had to go with more expensive tires. Since both tires were ruined and I only had one donut and no spare at that time I ended up having to rent a car until the tires were delivered 5 days later. Even currently when looking for filters and other maintenance items for the CX-3 there's not many options compared to all the other Mazda models and find my air filters cost much more in comparison to the other filters available for the other models. Even cargo space is not as large as it appears and larger items are very difficult get into the car because the trunks small opening and door. My husband is happy driving the car, but he had a Honda Fit previously so he's used to a compact car. I can't consider this a "crossover suv" it's more the a compact hatchback with AWD. I would've went with another model if things would've been explained more honestly. But they made the car seem like consumers love it and it's roomy, with great gas mileage etc. I currently have to switch cars with a coworker every time I have to take clients out and if I wasn't lucky enough to have someone willing to do that we would've had to purchase another car for myself to be able to use for work.
2016 Mazda CX-3
My Mazda was a perfect fit for the kind of driving I needed to do to get to school, to work, and just around town. I wanted to have the convenience of a 4-door vehicle, but the size that takes on tight city streets easily. It also featured great storage features, with the seats that collapse in the back to create a larger trunk space, which I have used on many occasions to move house, manage furniture, and other feats. It is an AWD vehicle and it gets much better mileage than other cars I have driven, so it is kind to my wallet when I do have to pump for gas. It has a Bluetooth capability that has helped me stay connected to music, calls, and has two USB ports that keep my devices charged. It is not without faults, however, since there is no center console for storage, and I have had to take it in for issues pertaining to the ac and other electronic features. Other than that, this car has been a dream and I love the way it feels to drive it.
2016 Mazda CX-3
Smooth, comfortable ride. Quiet in the cabin. Great heating/ac system for front seat, allowing passenger and driver to individually control temps (no such extension to back seat). Radio easy to control from steering wheel but horribly hard to control from the center console. Heads -up display. Cruise control. GPS. Bluetooth. Only two USB ports, both in center console, none in back seat. Fold-down drink holder in back seat. Side mirror blind spot warning lights (love these!) And back up camera. Cannot pop hatchback from inside vehicle -- very inconvenient. Bigger/higher profile than a car, but still smaller than a true SUV. Mpg in the high 20's. Lately the computerized entertainment system has been freezing (unable to change stations or input source, etc.) -- can be re-booted, but irritating every time and it is been happening a lot.
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