New 2014 Mazda 3 is slick! - Page 5 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2013, 11:16 PM   #41
Focus Enthusiast
 
Focus YBTC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 97107
Location: Southeast, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat Titanium

Posts: 531
Points 675, Level 13
Points: 675, Level: 13 Points: 675, Level: 13 Points: 675, Level: 13
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 Focus YBTC Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by iAmTitanium View Post
I think your in the wrong forum, this is just for MK3

Its a nice car, read up on it yesterday, glad they got rid of that stupid smiley creepy front end.
It is a lot better but still looks too busy, too fish-like and too Japanese for me. Not that there's anything wrong with that, a lot of folks like that kind of thing.
Focus YBTC is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #42
Adam
 
1slofofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 92422
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: Mk3

Posts: 2,212
Points 4,894, Level 44
Points: 4,894, Level: 44 Points: 4,894, Level: 44 Points: 4,894, Level: 44
Level Up 72% Completed
Level up: 72% Level up: 72% Level up: 72%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 6 1slofofo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Eh, Sedan looks too 6ish, and the hatch just reminds me of a Giulietta.
__________________
Avant Garde M310 18x8.5 Satin Silver. ST2 Recaros. Downforce USA Front Lip. Engine Cover w/ Sonic Blue. KW V1 Coilovers. Titanium Headlights.
1slofofo is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2013, 05:27 AM   #43
Captain TMI
 
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 Focus Wagon; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,376
Points 28,934, Level 99
Points: 28,934, Level: 99 Points: 28,934, Level: 99 Points: 28,934, Level: 99
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 11%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
FF Reputation: 271 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Engine development looks good- until you compare it to the Focus. This is the difference between Atkinson cycle and Otto cycle engines. When you go Atkinson (which is older than Otto cycle IIRC), you gain fuel economy, but lose hp. That means that you get less power per cube, but more torque in Mazda trim. That's not normal for Atkinson cycle engines. Typically you lose power all around.

2012 Focus= 160 hp, 146 lb-ft---- 80hp/L
2014 Mz3= 150 hp, 155 lb-ft------ 75hp/L
2.5L = 184hp, 185 lb-ft------------ 73.6hp/L
__________________
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2013, 07:33 AM   #44
Focus Addict
 
cbdallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100296
Location: Wylie, TX
What I Drive: 2014 ST

Posts: 902
Points 2,982, Level 33
Points: 2,982, Level: 33 Points: 2,982, Level: 33 Points: 2,982, Level: 33
Level Up 55% Completed
Level up: 55% Level up: 55% Level up: 55%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 cbdallas Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Sedan looks a lot better, and I'm really glad to see that stupid "grin" gone. Not sure how I feel about the hatch. Minus the front clip, it reminds me a lot of the Elantra GT. I think a more prominent spoiler would help, but the MS3 probably has dibs on that.
cbdallas is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #45
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 68979
Location: The Hills of, WV
What I Drive: '12 Focus Titanium, Kona Blue

Posts: 317
Points 2,303, Level 29
Points: 2,303, Level: 29 Points: 2,303, Level: 29 Points: 2,303, Level: 29
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 Shorty Long Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
autoblog gives the mazda3 a rave review...it sounds like mazda accomplished with the automatic what ford hoped to do:
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/12/2...w-first-drive/

Quote:
But the automatic is in no way a Debbie Downer. It uses a traditional torque converter to get things moving at crawl speeds, but beyond that, the action is far closer to a dual-clutch than a conventional slushbox. The Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic comes with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and this is one case where I highly encourage use of them during spirited driving. That whole line about being dual-clutch-quick is the honest truth, and the action is really enjoyable. But I also found a lot to like about the automatic's Sport mode, which is programmed to prevent shifts in either direction. On one long stretch of twists during my drive, the Mazda willingly held onto third gear, even in many instances where I fully expected it to upshift. And it'll hold a gear all the way to the 6,500-rpm redline if that's what the driver demands. The Sport mode of the transmission doesn't feel as engaging on less-involving sets of switchbacks – you're better off just using the paddles here – but really, this automatic transmission is well-tuned for folks who give a flip about driving.
Shorty Long is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #46
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Fan#: 101615
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Plat White Ti

Posts: 248
Points 545, Level 10
Points: 545, Level: 10 Points: 545, Level: 10 Points: 545, Level: 10
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 2 Bolto Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shorty Long View Post
autoblog gives the mazda3 a rave review...it sounds like mazda accomplished with the automatic what ford hoped to do:
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/12/2...w-first-drive/
Yeah, I just read that review; I'm jealous that unlike with the Focus, the Mazda gets more than one engine choice with the 2.0 and 2.5L engines. Also, although I prefer the styling of the Focus to the Mazda 3, I would give that up for a better-shifting automatic and more powerful engine in a heartbeat.

I hope Mazda gets rewarded with making a good compact driver's car with decent sales.
Bolto is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #47
Focus Fanatic
 
swansong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83576
Location: Appleton, WI
What I Drive: 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi XWD

Posts: 1,541
Points 2,373, Level 29
Points: 2,373, Level: 29 Points: 2,373, Level: 29 Points: 2,373, Level: 29
Level Up 49% Completed
Level up: 49% Level up: 49% Level up: 49%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 12 swansong Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Pre-production reviews are looking very solid on the Mazda3 so far. We've have to see if that changes with the final production car. Autoblog's pictures are excellent, this car is starting to grow on me...

I'm reading that the 2.5L/6 speed manual combo will have late availability, which is unfortunate.
__________________
Mine: 2006 Mazda3 s GT Hatch: 111k, Gray, Manual
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654

Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 84k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune
swansong is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #48
Focus Fanatic
 
GhiaFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50498
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
What I Drive: 2012 1.6L 125hp Titanium wagon

Posts: 1,932
Points 19,366, Level 88
Points: 19,366, Level: 88 Points: 19,366, Level: 88 Points: 19,366, Level: 88
Level Up 4% Completed
Level up: 4% Level up: 4% Level up: 4%
Forum Activity 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
FF Reputation: 15 GhiaFan Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Interesting reading reviews from the reviewers in different countries.
The North American reviews are loving the new Mazda3, whereas the Europe and one Aussie reviewer I have read are liking the new design language, but are not giving high marks for driving dynamics, and cheap interior bits compared to the competition.
Also a few remarks about the hatch resembling a certain Infiniti SUV
Also remarks on both engines tested 2.0 & 2.5 not up to snuff when many competitors are ahead of the game with the new turbo DI engines.
Complaints of the 2.0 & 2.5 not being too alive in the low rpm range, hence the comparison to the new turbo's being offered by some competitors.
Transmissions both auto and manual were + areas, and the surprising remark being the sedan being the better looking then the hatch. Now that is a weird remark especially from the Euro reviewers.
GhiaFan is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1