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Old 02-28-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
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Mazda releases facelifted Mazda3

The specs are not specified per market, so some of the stuff mentioned might not make it to the USDM..

NOTABLE CHANGES:
- exterior facelift
- option of 6speed MTX
- option of 30gb HDD MP3 player built in (no more details)
- more sound deadening
- more enigne refinement
- underbody aerodynaics tweaks (the HB cx fell from .34 to .30)
- new 17" wheels
- sedan now has a handle on the trunk
- HB now has a keyhole
- interior gets small touches
- sedan finally gets LED tailights
- no numbers yet on the 2.3, 2.0 power is unchanged
- advanced keyless entry and keyless activation system (pushbutton start with key in pocket)

Press release: http://www.media.mazda.com/product_i..._e=motorshow_e

Photo Gallery: http://www.media.mazda.com/product_i..._e=motorshow_e

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Old 03-01-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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^^^oo wow thats really nice, the keyless activation system offered in a economy car. I dont know the sedan looks good but i really dont like the way the face lift looks on the hatch, maybe itll grow on me but i like when everything is one body color, i hate that the foglight housing is going to be gray plastic.
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igor really lose his mazdas

They are great looking cars
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you know, I was considering a mazda 3s sedan and the focus st, and one of the reasons I chose the focus was because I liked the looks of the car. I think the 3 is a more superior car in many ways, but I still went with a focus.
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