The 2011 Mazda 3 is intended to be a compact-car that offers the best of both worlds: a sporty ride and a purely pragmatic family vehicle. While many a reviewer has expressed doubts that the Mazda 3 can fill both roles adequately there’s simply no question that the performance and styling of the 3 are unmatched and exceed all expectations. Take the following quip for example:
FamilyCarGuide rates the 2011 Mazda3 a 6 out of 10, because while it’s attractive, enjoyable to drive, and well-equipped, there are so many other small cars with a better ride, a more comfortable interior, or a quieter cabin. The Mazda3 makes the grade in many ways, but in a purely pragmatic family-car sense you could do better.
But, let’s be honest here: anyone buying a Mazda 3 isn’t looking to cart the kids back and forth from soccer and if they are they’re doing themselves and this beautiful ride a serious disservice. In comparison to its rival the Civic the Mazda 3 sports a more inspired, cockpit-like interior even if it takes some time to get used to the two screened dash.
In the gallery below I’ve included rebate photos of our pre-cut dash trim kits for the Mazda 3 in both gloss red and carbon fiber. Since dash kits have proven to be some of our most popular auto accessories keep your eyes peeled as rebate photos are always rolling in. Thanks to Peter for the latest submission of customer installs in carbon fiber. Enjoy!