Discussion in 'Morrie's Mazda' started by DTruongMazda, May 28, 2013.
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I want to see pricing and specs and options, especially diesel. I like it so far. I would do a vinyl wrap just like this too. Ha ha
I looked at this interior last night and again tonight and I'm just not a fan. Everything looks completely odd, from the goofy asymmetrical armrest to the in-line cup holders (I know, my 2008 has them too and I'm not a fan of them either), to the single large gauge in the center of the instrument cluster that houses a speedometer rather than a tach....just all sorts of touches with no real purpose that I can see other than to re-arrange things for the sake of re-arranging. Even the e-brake is on opposite side. The one thing I'm intrigued by is the dial/knob on the center console. Looks similar to what we might see in a BMW or Audi, so I'm curious about it's functionality. It could be really cool or really lame depending on the execution by Mazda.
The center command switch is identical to the one currently being used in the new Mazda 6. its very effeicient and ergonomic.
The new 3 will have a HUD unit for your tach or speedo for the GT models. base models will have the similar tach-o from the RX-8... which IMO was great and very pleasing to the eye. one big tach with the digital speedo in the center of the instrument cluster.
the 3 will be a game changer, especially with the turbo diesel coming out later in 2014.
If you're fans of the current 6 and CX5 - you'll love the new 3.
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