The Mazda3 2014 review
What do we do when it’s – 30 degrees Celsius? We call the garage! However, in our case, it was because the car … started well! So we phone a friend Ghyslain, garage Lavallee Roch and Son of Granby, and he gently raised our Mazda3 test this week to see what she’s hiding.
First, Ghyslain pointed out to us that the four-cylinder 2.5-liter requerait oil Synthetic 0-20, which facilitates starting in winter. And God knows that this winter, it’s important! Made a note, we have seen no room FoMoCo (Ford Motor Co.), proving that Ford and Mazda are now completely separated entities.
Plates and rust.
The underside of the car is very well protected by plastic plates that abduct easily for maintenance. This protects the underside, by cons, if the owner made a day dealing with a rust automates business, it will need to ensure that these plaques will be abducted before application. Otherwise, it will be money thrown in the water … Anyway, if the joints are well protected, many parts of the chassis still has naked, which is never very good to counter rust.
The front suspension is very conventional and somewhat resembles the Mazda3 the previous generation. The parts (arms, caps, etc.) are not particularly large but should be sufficient to the intended use … even for a car called GT! What is surprising is that no room is aluminum, which would have helped lighten the weight, so consumption. But it would cost more … The rear suspension is independent multilink has. The rooms are good size for the category.
During our week of testing, or the temperature descended to inhuman levels, our Mazda3 GT automatic gearbox six reports consumes an average of 7.6 l / 100 km according to the onboard computer and 7.8 when calculating ‘a’ mitten ‘(70.15 liters per 902 km). In summer, we might be able to achieve 7.1 l / 100 km proclaim Mazda for the city. The transmission works with transparency and layering is perfect for a ‘normal’ driving. On our car, reports could be exchange using the paddles behind the steering wheel. It was even possible to downshift while remaining on the D.
Pictures of our gallery will reveal more about the Mazda3 GT!