I still remember it when I try to convince my dad to buy a mazda3 sedan and ended-out him buying the hatchback in effort of my mom's taste on it. She just simply said, "I like it better because it looks cute". All hail to my mom! goodbye beyonce butt!Lolz. The new Toyota Altis was then a coming so we never considered it and decided between the civic and the M3. Volvo C30 is not an option since its outside budget.hehehe. Although Mazda3 has been in the market since 2004, it's different with the hatchback because it only came later around 2007 and now it has grown out a new face again.
For the compact car category the new MAZDA3 is beautiful, i mean Rachel McAdams beautiful! At par with Volvo's C30, and I can still see the Honda Civic 2009 at the back and a little further is the Toyota Altis. Out of my keen eyes are the Nissan Sentra, Kia Rio, and Hyundai Accent. I can't even start naming the china creeps!Lolz. Stay invi uglies! "louder" Lolz.
A closer "out" look suggests that what we have here may just be a huge facelift, the front and the back bumps to be exact. While the chassis and the body still looks similar to the old 3. The most noticeable are the front fascia lines ending in a subtle wedge-shaped hoodie. And the Nagare-inspired "adaptive front-lighting system" (first for the compact segment) in all ready self-leveling Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. Nagare, which means flow in Japanese, is Mazda's infamous concept vehicle first seen at the 2006 LA International Auto Show. It has also grown a second tail giving a sporty dual exhaust outlests with chrome tits...i mean tips! Like the new 6, it is a few inch longer than the old model so it's a new model altogether.
Then we talk of the "in" look and as expected the new Mazda3 will not come in shortage. The already upscale cockpit is made more sporty rich with the addition of the BLUETOOTH technology. While the old audio system has been replaced by a 10 speaker BOSE centerpoint sorround audio a.k.a go holler with FloRida.hehehe. Another UP for this lovely is the "keyless entry and start system" which means you could have her up already while you're still brushing your teeth. While storage remains the same as the old.
Contrary to the "face-lift" suggestions, the new 3 now has a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine under its hood versus the old's 2.3 (also available is 1.8L). The new engine also offers an added 6-speed manual or a 5-speed sport automatic transmission with manual-shift mode (Techtronic System).
So that's it. If you're planning to buy a new car and is sighting for the Honda Civic or City or any of the running-old soon compact cars today, i might suggest holding those horses a little longer until these lovely beast reach our shores this year or early nest year. This is a new model that comes with the goodies!