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Mazda MAZDA3, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#16 of 19 Re: Automobile Magazine compares 2012 Mazda 3 to 2013 competiton [gr8mazda3]
Sep 27, 2012 (1:54 pm)
Just bought a mazda grand touring. Test drove it 2 times. Love the car. Just love it. It does seem to be the best in class...hands down. The only thing I don't like and this may be very minor is that when playing music via Bluetooth from my phone it plays but the volume is very low and fades out. Anyone know why?
#17 of 19 Re: Automobile Magazine compares 2012 Mazda 3 to 2013 competiton [toonsngraphics]
Oct 01, 2012 (6:01 pm)
I have not had that issue, but a couple of phone calls have been dropped by the car while remaining on my phone. I have not even read that part of the manual and never paired my phone, so that's probably on me.
After looking at the Grand Touring Models, which were not available for me locally, I wish I would have gotten the "i" GT, as it would only have been about $2000 more and I might have gotten a little more discounted. My old Mazda3 is now for sale here, and while I loved that car, I'm pleasantly surprised by how fun the manual transmission mode on the automatic operates. Best one I have experienced. But the real deal is at this link, and that price is just $1000 over what they gave me for it on trade in. Original MSRP was $25K, so what a deal it will be for some lucky buyer.
http://www.gatewayfordmazda.com/used/details/JM1BK323681150129/2008_mazda_mazda3- - s_s_grand_touring
#18 of 19 Re: Automobile Magazine compares 2012 Mazda 3 to 2013 competiton [toonsngraphics]
Oct 02, 2012 (6:04 am)
The only thing I don't like and this may be very minor is that when playing music via Bluetooth from my phone it plays but the volume is very low and fades out. Anyone know why?
Did you try turning up the volume on your audio device? If the volume is not 75% or higher, the sound tends to be weak even when turning up the volume on the car.
Congrats on your purchase. The Mazda3 is a great car. I'm sure you will enjoy it!
Oct 03, 2012 (8:10 am)
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