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12 minutes ago, 13177 said:

Even 1.7m rear seat leg room space also tight? So anyone taller than that cannot make it liao. Lol.

It has to do with both the driver and rear passenger seat preference.

My bro and I same height, around 1.75m. When i drive his car, i will always move the driver seat forward by 1 or 2 inch due to personal seating preference. This 1 or 2 inch additional knee room can be a huge difference for the rear passenger. 

It also makes a big difference if the rear passenger prefer to seat so upright that his lower back makes full contact with the seat or slouch a little.

 

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16 minutes ago, Contipro said:

Actual it also depend how one sitting at place.

Like i am 1.84m in plane when i sit my knee would seldom touch the seat in front of me.

However there is still individual much shorter than me, the knee could keep pushing on the front seat. This really us amazed.. 

so whether decent space or not decent space i recommend you to test it by yourself or with your family, applying own sitting posture to define your own decent space  definition.. 

 

Yes, totally agree on the seating position. It's not just about height. 

Best thing for the prospective buyer is to go test out the car.

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17 minutes ago, Discoburg said:

Its really small, just like my Mazda 2

Like u, I used to own a mazda 2 DJ model.

For my height of 1.75, I find the space behind the driver's seat acceptable (though I would not like to be in it for long trips over an hour) for me even if I had adjusted the driver seat to my driving position.

I've test driven the Mazda 3 BP sedan and hatch, somehow I feel the hatchback rear seats seems to have lesser leg room than the sedan version. But i would not go as far as to say the mazda 3 BP's rear legroom is not suitable for 1.7M, I find it perfectly acceptable for me at 1.75m. Perhaps, it's due to seating position.

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5 minutes ago, Rickster said:

Like u, I used to own a mazda 2 DJ model.

For my height of 1.75, I find the space behind the driver's seat acceptable (though I would not like to be in it for long trips over an hour) for me even if I had adjusted the driver seat to my driving position.

I've test driven the Mazda 3 BP sedan and hatch, somehow I feel the hatchback rear seats seems to have lesser leg room than the sedan version. But i would not go as far as to say the mazda 3 BP's rear legroom is not suitable for 1.7M, I find it perfectly acceptable for me at 1.75m. Perhaps, it's due to seating position.

Maybe it’s because mine is the Mz3 hatchback? Have not sat in the rear seat of the sedan with the driver seat adjusted to my linking.

When I fetch taller people, I would have adjusted my seat more to the front. That will make my rear passenger more comfortable. I too hate the feeling where my knees are rubbing against the back of the driver seat.

Glad to find another ex-DJ owner now a BP owner.

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9 minutes ago, Discoburg said:

Maybe it’s because mine is the Mz3 hatchback? Have not sat in the rear seat of the sedan with the driver seat adjusted to my linking.

When I fetch taller people, I would have adjusted my seat more to the front. That will make my rear passenger more comfortable. I too hate the feeling where my knees are rubbing against the back of the driver seat.

Glad to find another ex-DJ owner now a BP owner.

The mazda 2 DJ was a very reliable and cheap ride to maintain, really loved it. Drove it all the way from new till scrap with 240K on the odo.

The only mazda I'm driving is my family's Mz 3 BN hatch, would have gotten the BP if it came out earlier in 2018... hahah I'm now driving the F20, I still love hatches.

 

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Supersonic
2 hours ago, Rickster said:

The mazda 2 DJ was a very reliable and cheap ride to maintain, really loved it. Drove it all the way from new till scrap with 240K on the odo.

The only mazda I'm driving is my family's Mz 3 BN hatch, would have gotten the BP if it came out earlier in 2018... hahah I'm now driving the F20, I still love hatches.

 

Sorry to have mistaken you for a Mazda 3 owner bro. Your DJ is which year one, can drive till scrap? Mine is 2015 and I sold it last year for the BP.

Love the 1 series, can't afford it.😪

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3 hours ago, Discoburg said:

Sorry to have mistaken you for a Mazda 3 owner bro. Your DJ is which year one, can drive till scrap? Mine is 2015 and I sold it last year for the BP.

Love the 1 series, can't afford it.😪

Got it in Mar 2008, other than normal oil change for engine and gearbox, only changed 1 x air con compressor, a pair of rear shock absorber, 1 rear wheel bearing, replaced radiator set due to leak.

Mazda makes reliable car, best thing is, easy to find OEM spare parts, so it's very affordable and any workshop can easily handle the car.

Good choice for the BP. Have always admired Mazda designs. They frequently come up with amazing looking cars inside out 😍

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Turbocharged

Some word came out about the turbo 3, still expected to be the 2.5L engine making about 227hp; dunno how well will compete with those figures compared to european cars doing 210~265hp from 2.0L

Any news on SkyActiv X in SG anot?

I think main thing I don't like about the new 3 is the half-ars instrument cluster and the big rear pillars

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17 minutes ago, 7hm said:

Some word came out about the turbo 3, still expected to be the 2.5L engine making about 227hp; dunno how well will compete with those figures compared to european cars doing 210~265hp from 2.0L

Any news on SkyActiv X in SG anot?

I think main thing I don't like about the new 3 is the half-ars instrument cluster and the big rear pillars

 

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Turbocharged
7 hours ago, inlinesix said:

 

That's the very one I saw

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5th Gear (edited)
On ‎07‎/‎07‎/‎2020 at 1:16 PM, Discoburg said:

Wow I’m 1.7m and my rear passenger who is 1.7m have to sit with his legs apart behind the driver seat. 
 

anyway do buy what you fancy. If it’s the Mz3, get at least the elegance spec.

Some are long leg short body,some are short leg long body,some like to sit upright,some like to sit like "no back bone".So really depends on individual.

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Supersonic
49 minutes ago, Sktan10 said:

Some are long leg short body,some are short leg long body,some like to sit upright,some like to sit like "no back bone".So really depends on individual.

I sit quite to the front and upright. So it’s already allowing the rear passenger more leh room already but still 

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23 minutes ago, Discoburg said:

I sit quite to the front and upright. So it’s already allowing the rear passenger more leh room already but still 

So you are the 挺胸做人 type.😁😁😁

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Supersonic
1 hour ago, Sktan10 said:

So you are the 挺胸 type.😁😁😁

Haha yes ba. 

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Neutral Newbie

Anyone knows if Mazda will be bringing in the new Mazda 3 2.5L Turbo? Would be interesting to have an alternative to the Skoda RS245

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59 minutes ago, handsomepotato said:

Anyone knows if Mazda will be bringing in the new Mazda 3 2.5L Turbo? Would be interesting to have an alternative to the Skoda RS245

Very unlikely. If they do that, the CX9 can't sell already since the engine and gb combo is taken from the CX9

We are even denied of the expensive SkyActiv X 2L engine in the 3 and CX30 till date. It was promised by TEK that they will bring in this year...now no pic no sound. 

And CX8 also. Our CX8 will be from Malaysia and its already selling over there for quite some time. So stocks is not an issue. Again no pic no sound. 

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On 7/12/2020 at 4:02 PM, Cheefarn said:

Very unlikely. If they do that, the CX9 can't sell already since the engine and gb combo is taken from the CX9

Same engine/gearbox means one of them cannot sell? Even when one is a 5m long 7 seater SUV and the other is a hot hatch? What kind of stupid logic is that?!?

 

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20 hours ago, Toeknee_33 said:

Same engine/gearbox means one of them cannot sell? Even when one is a 5m long 7 seater SUV and the other is a hot hatch? What kind of stupid logic is that?!?

 

that's why lambo and porches cannot sell because vw and audi has the same parts.. 😂

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