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Old 11-30-2012, 09:48 AM
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Default Mazda3 Skyactiv daily

Got a good deal on a 2012 model. 6AT Touring trim- pretty basic for a modern car but still has Bluetooth, decent halogen projectors, and a moonroof. Only has about 50 miles on it thus far but we're enjoying it. First new car ever!

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Drop an SR into it.
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Drop an SR into it.
Might as well suggest he adds those truck balls things to the rear while you're at it.
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Truck balls are widespread and thriving in western PA. I really want to stealthily add a pair to my nervous friend's Volvo wagon, it would give him a heart attack.
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Truck balls are widespread and thriving in western PA. I really want to stealthily add a pair to my nervous friend's Volvo wagon, it would give him a heart attack.
I'm originally from Youngstown....

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On second thought, follow the Honda path and put a K24 in it!



What kind of mileage you getting on that thing so far? Auto trans pretty kind to dropping down a gear or two when tipping into the throttle?


I honestly wouldn't mind an auto for daily driving if it had the common sense that when I go from 20% throttle to 60% throttle I'd rather drop down a gear and actually move forward instead of lugging along in a really tall overdrive gear and barely increasing my speed. Then you end up having to give it basically 90-100% throtte, and it drops down every gear it can, then the engine wails along for a second, then it upshifts quickly to the tallest overdrive as you finally have gone 5 mph faster and back off the throttle.

Then again, it drives the wife crazy when I'm constantly hitting the O/D button off on his Escape. But it'd be much easier if modern autos had reasonable shift logic instead of "let's try to eek out another 0.2 mpg on the EPA test" programming.
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yinz... lol, definitely pittsburghspeak there.
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On second thought, follow the Honda path and put a K24 in it!



What kind of mileage you getting on that thing so far? Auto trans pretty kind to dropping down a gear or two when tipping into the throttle?


I honestly wouldn't mind an auto for daily driving if it had the common sense that when I go from 20% throttle to 60% throttle I'd rather drop down a gear and actually move forward instead of lugging along in a really tall overdrive gear and barely increasing my speed. Then you end up having to give it basically 90-100% throtte, and it drops down every gear it can, then the engine wails along for a second, then it upshifts quickly to the tallest overdrive as you finally have gone 5 mph faster and back off the throttle.

Then again, it drives the wife crazy when I'm constantly hitting the O/D button off on his Escape. But it'd be much easier if modern autos had reasonable shift logic instead of "let's try to eek out another 0.2 mpg on the EPA test" programming.

Only 180 miles on it so far, mileage unknown...still have half a tank left though and this is mostly city short trips in traffic.

The trans definitely keeps it in a high gear normally, but if you give it some gas it seems to downshift intelligently. It will also hold the gear for some engine braking if you let off suddenly while accelerating which is cool. IIRC the trans is a hybrid design that somehow uses a torque converter at very low speeds for automatic style traffic creeping, but a automated clutch system elsewhere. The shifter manual mode is also push down/pull up which is cool. Overall, I love it compared with the old Foresters 4EAT, but that thing is a dinosaur.
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Just saw this thread
I've had mine for a year now and put a little over 20k miles on it and still loving it.
Stopped babying the throttle long ago and still get ~36mpg, mostly highway commuting.
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