Doug Ayen (blackanvil) wrote,
Doug Ayen
blackanvil

bought a car

After driving a few used cars this morning, I decided to try a new one. Mazda has a new drivetrain called SkyActiv that claimed both economy (40mpg hwy) and performance (peak 155 hp). After some online research and a test drive, I ended up with a Mazda3 5-door (aka a hatchback) in the Grand Touring trim.

It's . . . a compromise. It's larger than the mini, and should seat 4 adults without issue. It's got heated leater seats, is fairly comfortable, and most of the luxury options, I think the only thing it's missing is built-in Sat-Nav (I already have 3, no loss there).

It's peppy, has good storage, not quite as roomy as I'd like but adequate, and while more expensive than I'd like, there's a good likelyhood I'll be spending around 2hrs a day or so in it for a while yet.
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