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Tough to get great gas mileage here in San Diego where everyone does 80mph all the time. If you go under 75 you end up with the car that was behind you in your passenger seat Haha.

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Haha I'll trade you your fast drivers for our POS roads We can't go super fast even if we wanted to......except the Mass Pike - I've always said it's the only road in the country where 65mph means 85mph.

But I agree. I refuse to keep up with traffic during my commute because I think doing 65 in a 50 is fast enough. I don't pass a single car on my way home, but I'm perfectly okay watching everyone fly past at more than 20mph over the limit.

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I think the turning radius is insanely good for a car with a 111" wheelbase.
You think that's good? Try a 2nd-gen out for size...


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Tough to get great gas mileage here in San Diego where everyone does 80mph all the time. If you go under 75 you end up with the car that was behind you in your passenger seat Haha.

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Yeah and where I live in SD it is hilly and all the surface streets are posted 40-55 with all the traffic lights/intersections seemingly always at the bottom of a hill. Driving is a real drag race around here. I'm content with my mpgs given the circumstances and the large size of this car.

Also Buyakya, thanks for making e aware of being able to hang the gas cap on the filler door. I would never have noticed/figured that out without you saying anything.


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Yeah and where I live in SD it is hilly and all the surface streets are posted 40-55 with all the traffic lights/intersections seemingly always at the bottom of a hill. Driving is a real drag race around here.
Man that's lucky. I am rarely anywhere in this SD where a surface street is higher than 40mph. I definitely have a tendency to put my foot down, but less so the older I get...

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75,000 Miles...

Well, here I am again at another mile-marker for owning this car start-to-finish. 75k miles up and down the east coast, down to South Carolina's beautiful beaches, up into the wilderness of up-state Maine, NH and Vermont, as far west as Niagara Falls, and 1.5 hours to and from work 5 days a week..... I love this car more with every second I spend in it.

The biggest "repairs" thus far have been a chattering heat shield and a very slightly wobbly radiator; beyond this, the car has been stellar.

Heads still turn everywhere I go, people always looking curiously at what (not a Honda or Toyota) just drove past them. I even caught a Maseratti owner staring this car down while we were in traffic, only to notice me watching him and quickly avert his glance. I drive as spiritedly as I need to, in and out of heavy Boston traffic each day, and I'm still getting an average of 34mpgs and almost 600 miles per tank.

This car is unreal, and I don't dare think of the day I need to put it away for good - Let's hope I'm writing these into the hundreds of thousands
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Awesome review, makes me kinda wish I would have gotten a 3rd gen but I'm happy with the 2nd gen (and less debt). I also have the little tray/coinholder thing that's above the hood release. I don't know what it's there for and still haven't used it to this day.
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Awesome review, makes me kinda wish I would have gotten a 3rd gen but I'm happy with the 2nd gen (and less debt). I also have the little tray/coinholder thing that's above the hood release. I don't know what it's there for and still haven't used it to this day.
It's actually specified by Mazda to be a loose change/bolt holder, and that's what most of us use it for anyways

Unfortunately on the 3rd gens, if you have the factory Navigation, that space is taken up and there's no use for it.

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It's actually specified by Mazda to be a loose change/bolt holder, and that's what most of us use it for anyways



Unfortunately on the 3rd gens, if you have the factory Navigation, that space is taken up and there's no use for it.

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Have read through your review, and just wanted to drop you a note to say it made me happy to know that it is still such a positive experience after the miles you have put on it. Just got my 17 soul red yesterday, and really enjoy the car. I usually keep a car for 2-3 years max, the exceptions in that past have been Miatas and Jaguars - if that sounds snooty, I bought the Jags used and cheap, and had great luck with them. - Although there was always a bit of worry about reliability. With this car and with the experience with Miatas I truly feel the quality and reliability will be great, and it drives well for a good size sedan with a 4 cylinder. And the design - have really loved the looks of it since this generation arrived. Thanks again for the write up - keep piling the miles on and let us know how it goes!

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