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    Default What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    I just got my 2010 Mazda 3 gx last week I can still return it I want to get the Mazda 3 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e, or even the sky

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2010 Mazda 3 gt-e

    I meant to put on the title 2012 Mazda 3 sorry

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    Title fixed.

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    I don't believe any dealer has the sky in stock right now. As for the 2012 GTE, an absolute blast to drive and in my opinion a great package for the features included.

    The blind spot monitoring took a few days to get used to but that's because I've never driven a car with this before.

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    Nice I bought a 2010 last week and I'm financing it but I was wondering if you can exchange for a new car or does it only go for user cars? I have an exchange program for 30 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vgandoza View Post
    I just got my 2010 Mazda 3 gx last week I can still return it I want to get the Mazda 3 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e, or even the sky
    get the sky, you get best of both worlds (gx/gt); better fuel economy and similar power.

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    Any idea on a release dre of the sky?

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    [QUOTE=Vgandoza;844855]Nice I bought a 2010 last week and I'm financing it but I was wondering if you can exchange for a new car or does it only go for user cars? I have an exchange program for 30 days[/QUOTE

    Exchange program?? awesome.

    If i were you, get the 2012 GS Sky... good fuel and good enough performance.

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    Keep this for now, you can always trade it in for the sky later on... an upgrade if you will

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicBoy View Post
    I don't believe any dealer has the sky in stock right now. As for the 2012 GTE, an absolute blast to drive and in my opinion a great package for the features included.

    The blind spot monitoring took a few days to get used to but that's because I've never driven a car with this before.
    There are a few dealers with Sky Cars on the ground... I have a GS-SKY 6 Speed Auto With Moonroof in Black Mica. Drives pretty nice I must admit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzz3 View Post
    get the sky, you get best of both worlds (gx/gt); better fuel economy and similar power.
    power isnt similar, theres still a 20 lbs of tq difference. and its a big difference.

    the sky engine is awesome and is definitely adequate in the power department, but it still can't be compared to the 2.5

    12 hp and 20 lbs tq make for a peppier engine lol.

    the main complaint i keep on reading is the transmission is very slow to react to downshifts where as when you want to access that power and you're in 5th gear lets say, you have to mash the pedal to the floor to get any reaction from the tranny.

    read up on it. yes it is killer in the fuel economy, but the fun factor is tuned down alot. The 5 speed auto tranny on the 2.0 and 2.5 i find are very quick and responsive, ive driven tons of automatics in this segment and the 5 speed is on top in the mazda
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    the 2.0 engine has 148 hp and 135 lbs tq and when i test drove both the 2.0 and 2.5 it was between night and day. so the bump in 7 hp and 13 lbs of tq is awesome, but can still feel a little flat when merging on the highway etc...

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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    As of late last night.. Mazda Canada has removed the 'hold' on the SkyActiv units.. Up until now, if a dealer recieved one early they were asked to return it to allow a simultaneous release..

    Keep in mind that only Automatics are available right now.. the Manuals began production this month, so they should get here sometime around Christmas..
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    Default Re: What you think of the 2012 Mazda 3 gt-e

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff-TheBiz View Post
    As of late last night.. Mazda Canada has removed the 'hold' on the SkyActiv units.. Up until now, if a dealer recieved one early they were asked to return it to allow a simultaneous release..

    Keep in mind that only Sedans are available right now.. the Sport began production this month, so they should get here sometime around Christmas..
    I've already sold and delivered a Mazda 3 Sport SKY...and we never gave ours back to Mazda Canada as that is foolish

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomac View Post
    I've already sold and delivered a Mazda 3 Sport SKY...and we never gave ours back to Mazda Canada as that is foolish
    Sorry, I meant Manual.. Only Automatics are available.

    As for not giving back the vehicle.. it was a memo from Mazda Canada Inc.. the manufacturer.. why would you listen really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomac View Post
    I've already sold and delivered a Mazda 3 Sport SKY...and we never gave ours back to Mazda Canada as that is foolish
    I hope it wasnt your only Test Drive vehicle??? We have One...but we arent selling it just yet...Strictly for Test drives until the SEA Status gets put onto DLR-RAL.

    Funny enough, not many dealers ordered 2011 GT CX-7`s with Nav in White, I thought that would be a hot item. The GX`s are in hot demand though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoi View Post
    I hope it wasnt your only Test Drive vehicle??? We have One...but we arent selling it just yet...Strictly for Test drives until the SEA Status gets put onto DLR-RAL.

    Funny enough, not many dealers ordered 2011 GT CX-7`s with Nav, I thought that would be a hot item. The GX`s are in hot demand though!
    We have 5 SKY's so we do have 1 for test drive's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomac View Post
    We have 5 SKY's so we do have 1 for test drive's..
    How does it feel in the sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 113GT View Post
    power isnt similar, theres still a 20 lbs of tq difference. and its a big difference.

    the sky engine is awesome and is definitely adequate in the power department, but it still can't be compared to the 2.5

    12 hp and 20 lbs tq make for a peppier engine lol.

    the main complaint i keep on reading is the transmission is very slow to react to downshifts where as when you want to access that power and you're in 5th gear lets say, you have to mash the pedal to the floor to get any reaction from the tranny.

    read up on it. yes it is killer in the fuel economy, but the fun factor is tuned down alot. The 5 speed auto tranny on the 2.0 and 2.5 i find are very quick and responsive, ive driven tons of automatics in this segment and the 5 speed is on top in the mazda
    i thought the new 6 speed, or the first 5 gears of it at least (6 being tall for cruising/fuel economy) would be quicker than the old 5 speed (which to me is slow) and would make it feel quicker along with the power bump (and possibly similar to 2.5). guess not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoi View Post
    How does it feel in the sport?
    Honestly, I never saw that much of a difference between the normal Mazda 3 and Sport models to begin with, so I don't notice a difference between them...the tranny is super quick though compared to the old 5-speed.

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