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Here's my brief submission to this topic.
Last Friday, I called my local Mazda Dealership to see if they were TD'ing the 2014 and the woman on the phone said yes. I got there promptly as I couldn't sit very still thinking about getting some road time. When I spoke to the guy who approached me, he was unsure if the vehicle was able for TD. Fortunately, I was able to sit myself in the beautiful red 2014 GT.
I really couldn't have picked a worse time to go since it was pouring rain and rush hour on the highway but with 0.2 on the odo, I couldn't resist. We had to get gas which was a fun experience for me to toy with the touch screen and also use the commander knob feature which is seen in many higher end vehicles these days. Its a learn to love option that I'm sure will find handy when changing stations or answering a phone call with the blue tooth feature. Also included is a USB and AUX port which is a very nice feature to add.
Coming from a 2005 6i, I definitely fell in love with the exterior and sporty/fierce look of the front grille (Charger-ish) and the lines on the body are unique and make it stand out on the road. The interior was a black leather(ette?) with red threading which is what I want and was very roomy compared to the 1st gen.
In the rain, the wipers accelerated when more moisture was present which is a nice feature to have. Also, I took some tight turns at speed (50) on the highway on the wet surface and the car had no issues holding the curves. Cabin noise was almost non existent and non noticeable with the premium 11 speaker sound system going.
The next day, my buddy wanted to TD some cars (Kia Optima SXL [274 hp]) so while in the area of dealership-land. I took him to Mazda and we TD'ed the 2014 again. This time, I took some steep mountain back roads and gave the paddle shifters a good workout. Unfortunately, I was stuck behind a few cars but enjoyed the ride none the less. My buddy then swapped spots mid-drive and brought it back to the dealership. He liked the ride overall but wanted more power out of it. I understand this fact but for the 2.5L with the Skyactive-D and boasting an impressive 38 mpg highway, I feel that 186 hp is plenty for my driving ways and will be hella fun to zip around town lookin like a boss.
Overall, I really don't see too many flaws on this vehicle yet. I find it very good looking on both the outie and innie and the spec are right up my range. I have no desire to wait out for a MTX or a diesel (just not my style) so I think once more cars come on the lot, I will be looking to retire my 2005 6i (105k miles) to another owner and try and get my hands on a new 2014 Touring 6 Jet Black Mica (JBM) and black leatherette interior.
Just hoping my bank account agrees with my dreams. (24.5k MSRP for Touring)
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