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.