New Mazda 3

I have been very lazy recently and have not been posting on my blog, but have been posting occasionally on Facebook instead, however, having become increasingly disenchanted with Facebook, I will try to redress the matter ……. a couple of months ago I took delivery of my new car from the Mazda dealership in Hua Hin; a Mazda 3 2.0 Sports Premium …….. it is the top of the range that is available in Thailand; far superior aesthetically to any of the other Japanese manufacturers, this Mazda drives superbly, a well balanced chassis, light but very responsive steering and the 2 litre “Skyactive” engine is quiet and extremely eager ………. its powertrain is fed through a wonderful 6 speed automatic gearbox, which has the option to be driven in manual mode, using paddle-shift leavers on the steering wheel ………. oh, what fun (^∆*)
The car is bristling with modern technology, zone controlled air-con, a 7” Display screen for Sat-Nav, Phone and Music, all controlled by either touch screen, voice command or a multimedia commander located next to the gear shift lever, and consequently easy to reach for “blind”
Safety warnings, speed and Sat-Nav instructions are also projected onto a clear screen mounted directly in the drivers view, to minimise eye movement and distraction, very clever stuff ………… no need to plug in my iPhone, it connects seamlessly via bluetooth so I have my complete music library and phone contacts available at fingertip or voice command; and as if you hadn’t guessed, I’ve reset the multimedia to English language for voice control, Sat-Nav and visual displays.


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.22.16


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.25.32


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.22.32


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.23.06


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.24.05


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.24.27


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.24.56


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.23.29


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.22.46


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.24.41


Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.25.13

2 thoughts on “New Mazda 3

  1. Beautiful Alan and from reading your blog a lovely drive! Happy your back to the blog, lovely pics from your birthday too and glad you had a lovely time with a beautiful lady. It looks like heaven out there but I’m sure there are just as many problems but I would think anyone would envy you all that sun and sea mmmmmm lovely, it is now starting to get very cold here! Xx

    • Thanks Sharen, I do indeed feel fortunate to be living such an idyllic life. I don’t see any problems here, as yet, although it would be naive not to recognise that everywhere in the world has problems of some description, I think the secret is to recognise problems early and give them a large side-step. Time to cuddle up on the sofa with Tia if the temperature is plummeting X