As Suri loves horse riding and I had never done it before we decided to go for a family horse-riding session close to Brighton and at the same time test drive the car.
It was so much fun, we had two non-stop hours of horse riding starting at 10:30am. We were given tuition for half an hour and then we were escorted out for a short ‘Doddle’ along the nearby bridleways, then another full cycle of tuition and ‘doodle’.
After the ride we went for lunch in Brighton. Shame the weather was awful with lots of wind and rain but we still managed to have some fun.
The day ended with a smooth travel back to London enjoying the car a bit more. 😉
Now about the car as you may all be wondering, I’m far from being a car expert so I’ll focus my review on comfort and practicability as well as design of course, after all I have to admit that a big percentage of my decision when buying a car is based on interior and exterior design (don’t tell my husband please :P).
What I liked the most:
- Although it’s a small car it had plenty of space in the front and back and even for Suri’s car seat, I have to say I was afraid it was not too comfortable but glad to say there was no reason to worry;
- The exterior design looks modern but at the same time I think it will still be a good looking car in a few years, I hate when a car is too trendy and modern and then in a couple of year it looks old fashioned;
- Interior looks also very nice, love the same colour stitches and details that gives the car a more refined look;
- Driving experience was really good as well, you feel safe and comfortable driving the car, it gives you the sense of quality and pleasure;
- Rear parking camera, a must!
- It features a colour head-up display that shows the road speed limit as well as your current speed, this one I wish I had on my own car, find it very useful and removes the pressure of always having to look to the signs and to your speed, it also shows important driving information without shifting your attention away from the road.
- Alerts you should you stray from your lane when driving on dual carriageways or motorways.
There’s other features that I liked having in that car like the heated seats that were life savers after the horse riding as we were freezing but those above are definitely my favourites.
In general If you are looking for a car like this in terms of size and budget I would strongly recommend the Mazda CX-3 for it’s quality, comfort and design. In any case go for a test drive and see it for yourself, I’m sure your will be as impressed as I was. As Mazda says you will never feel alone when driving a Mazda #DriveTogether.