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Full report please, which includes:

1. Infotainment System

2. Sound insulation of the cabin over different road conditions

3. Any loose knobs or loose center console (Wiggles a lot) that has been reported by a YouTube review I saw a few days ago.

4. Fit, and finish

5. How does the engine sound in the cabin while accelerating. Better or worse than some other vehicles or even your old vehicle.

6. No spec's here so can you tell me what is the leg room in inches.

7. Does it have a back up camera ?

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I noticed a loose wiggly console in a Mazda 6 I saw at a car show lately. I wondered if the dealer hadn't pulled it for access to something and failed to resecure it. A real turn-off. No problem in my CX5 however.
Yes please respond posthaste to SR45's good list of questions, and congratulations.
 

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Regarding question 7. There are 4 models in Australian. All but the base have a backup camera. Interesting enough the top 3 models come equipped with navigation as standard equipment also. The Akari model bought by our threadmaster is the top of the line with all the bells and whistles. For lots of details about equipment availability and specs, at least in Australia go to WWW.Mazda.com.au
 

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Thanks for the link. However, interesting, the specs do not include the Front Leg Room. Good to see that one can opt for the center arm rest though expensive. Wonder what happened to the OP with his new CX3 ? Hope he returns to this forum to post some answers to our questions.
 

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Hope we are not being teased. Maybe he just wants time to form some impressions or is just having to much to stop and respond.
 

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I think you guys are expecting too much from me. I'm just a ordinary person, not a motoring reporter. Nothing to report. Plenty of reading in the owners manual to learn about the MZD connect system. Glad I got all safety features with all the people sitting in my blind spot gawking at my beautiful new car. I took a risk in pre-ordering a new car unseen on Mazda's reputation of producing something special and I have no regrets. I can only recommend that you go to your Mazda Dealer's showroom and take one for a drive. And SR45 there is no wiggly knobs in the centre console. Everything appears to work as intended.
 

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No one here is a professional reviewer, just normal everyday guys/gals here. Buying an expensive car, specially one that is brand new, all of use should take a little time, and look the car over, and if one posts on a car forum, we should expect some questions from other potential buyers. By the way, I'm in the USA and we don't have them yet and doing some research away from professional types.

Thank you for the knob answer, but what about the middle console ? Does it shake/wiggle ? Very important, and some have said it does, and that is not good. Some have posted that the Heads Up Display is a little problematic also. Works sometimes, and not others.

Good luck with your new car
 

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Well, this thread went absolutely no where. OP says he/she buys car, shows a picture of one on the show room floor only that anyone could take and post, but not one in the drive way, says he/she likes it, than will not report on it or answer some of our questions giving a useless answer he/she is not a professional reviewer of all things, how lame is that, and we have to go to a dealer for ourselves.

Thanks OP for nothing. Next time don't post :(
 

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Right. We thought we had a chance to get some answers to nagging questions directly from an experienced owner. If he was a real owner, all he wanted was to create some envy and move on without being helpful in even a small way. Classless.

Anyway, with recent roll outs in markets everywhere , it should not be long before
we hear from a real owner eager to share info. By the the way, I did not notice before the subject was brought up here, but the console in my cx5 is a bit wobbly.
 

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Hope for a good reviewer next time

Right. We thought we had a chance to get some answers to nagging questions directly from an experienced owner. If he was a real owner, all he wanted was to create some envy and move on without being helpful in even a small way. Classless.

Anyway, with recent roll outs in markets everywhere , it should not be long before
we hear from a real owner eager to share info. By the the way, I did not notice before the subject was brought up here, but the console in my cx5 is a bit wobbly.
Here in the United States, we will have to wait a bit longer. And I will check the center console for it being solid or wiggly, not to mention a good review. ;)
 

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Hello SR45. As a new CX3 owner I will try to answer your 7 questions.
1 Info system. Only used the radio and iPod things so far - both really good sound quality. CD player is redundant. Do not use streaming I over Internet. Still a lot to learn though.
2 Sound insulation. This is subjective, but as I said in another post we are happy with the quiet cabin. Have not driven on rough dirt roads, but poorer quality hardtop no problem.
3 Loose knobs etc. none at all, it is all very tight.
4. Fit and finish. Have not found any blemishes or fit problems anywhere. It all looks classy.
5 Engine sound under acceleration. There is a "growl", but I think it sounds good and is not intrusive.
6 leg room. Not sure what measurements you need. With driver's seat fully forward: 15.5 inches from leading edge of front seat to brake pedal and 11.5 inches from leading edge of rear seat to back of driver's seat.
With driver's seat fully back: 22.5 inches from leading edge of front seat to brake pedal and 4.5 inches from leading edge of back seat to back of driver's seat. Maybe you could compare those measurements to your/ another car.
7. Reversing camera. Yes got this, came with the spec we bought. Ladder grid in the screen is useful and the car beeps a lot as I back out of the garage past the pillars.
Also, the car's computer is telling me I am averaging 8 litres per 100 kms (no idea of mpg). Have not done the second fill up yet to calc it myself.
Hope all this helps.
 

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Much thanks Pete. Hope you will continue to keep us updated with your mileage, facts and impressions.
For you English measure guys, 8liters/100km is 29.4 mpg (U.S.)

The Australian gov rates the fwd auto at 6.1 l/100 k (38.5mpg U.S.) and the awd auto at 6.7l/100k (35.22 mpg.) These figures are probably not real world, so for prospective the Australian gov also rates the 2.5 liter Mazda 3 hatch auto at the same 6.1/100 as fwd CX-3.

The US figures for the 3 are 27, 37, 31 combined. Owing to the CX-3's lighter weight and inferior drag, I would expect 29/32/36
 

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Hello SR45. As a new CX3 owner I will try to answer your 7 questions.
1 Info system. Only used the radio and iPod things so far - both really good sound quality. CD player is redundant. Do not use streaming I over Internet. Still a lot to learn though.
2 Sound insulation. This is subjective, but as I said in another post we are happy with the quiet cabin. Have not driven on rough dirt roads, but poorer quality hardtop no problem.
3 Loose knobs etc. none at all, it is all very tight.
4. Fit and finish. Have not found any blemishes or fit problems anywhere. It all looks classy.
5 Engine sound under acceleration. There is a "growl", but I think it sounds good and is not intrusive.
6 leg room. Not sure what measurements you need. With driver's seat fully forward: 15.5 inches from leading edge of front seat to brake pedal and 11.5 inches from leading edge of rear seat to back of driver's seat.
With driver's seat fully back: 22.5 inches from leading edge of front seat to brake pedal and 4.5 inches from leading edge of back seat to back of driver's seat. Maybe you could compare those measurements to your/ another car.
7. Reversing camera. Yes got this, came with the spec we bought. Ladder grid in the screen is useful and the car beeps a lot as I back out of the garage past the pillars.
Also, the car's computer is telling me I am averaging 8 litres per 100 kms (no idea of mpg). Have not done the second fill up yet to calc it myself.
Hope all this helps.
Pete, if you don't mind me asking..what color did you go for and how is the interior quality...
 

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Hello Moe1972

We got the red one ($200 extra cost in Aust, but available for immediate delivery).
Interior quality is first rate. Can not fault it and it looks stylish.

In general, build quality on Mazdas sold here seems very high - all are imported from Japan.
 

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AussiePete,

did you have the chance to rate the white leather LUX SUEDE? In Germany we do not have - however - the possibility to order the black LUX SUEDE leather, so I ordered the white one.
 
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