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Review: 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT – Part 5

November 11, 2016

So I’ve come to the end of the review of the Mazda3 Sport GT. First, let me tie up some loose ends. At the end of my week with it, I registered an impressive 7.2 L/100KM in mixed city and highway driving, a lot of which was in rush hour and stop and go traffic. But it […]

Review: 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT – Part 4

November 10, 2016

If you’re looking for technology in the 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT, there’s a lot of it. Let’s start with the safety technology: Blind Spot Monitoring: This system keeps an eye out for cars in your blind spots so that you don’t hit them when changing lanes. It works well as the area of detection was large […]

Review: 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT – Part 3

November 9, 2016

The 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT has taken a huge step forward in terms of the Interior quality. Let me show you how big of a step forward this is via photos taken with the ZTE Axon 7. The door is a great example of this step forward. There’s leather, soft touch material, and very upscale […]

Review: 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT – Part 2

November 8, 2016

This is the 2.5l 4 cylinder Skyactiv engine that puts out 184 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque to the front wheels. It’s mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission that can be manually shifted. In a vehicle this size, this is an extremely potent combo as it is very willing to rocket forward whether […]

Review: 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT – Part 1

November 7, 2016

The compact car segment in Canada is extremely competitive. And Mazda has a two barreled approach to this segment with the Mazda3. They have a sedan and hatchback to offer up to customers. It’s the latter in the form of the 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT hatchback that I will be looking at this week. The same […]

Review: 2018 Mazda CX-3 GT AWD – Part 2

October 3, 2017

This is the Mazda 4 cylinder Skyactiv engine that powers the Mazda CX-3 GT. It’s a 2.0L engine that puts out 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic gearbox that you can shift manually using the paddle shifters or the gear lever. One thing that I should note is the unlike some cars that […]

The IT Nerd Award For The Best Car Of 2016 Goes To: 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT

December 21, 2016

Mazda in the form of the 2017 Mazda3 Sport GT has really put the compact car class on notice with two significant changes to this fun to drive hatchback. The first is G-Vectoring Control which not only makes a good driving car great to drive, but is also a great safety feature as I discovered shortly after […]

Product Review Index

June 11, 2011

Please note: The newest reviews are at the top. Want me to review your product? Drop me a note and we can have a conversation. Urban Armor Gear Nato Strap for Apple Watch 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Urban Armor Gear Leather Watch Strap For Apple Watch Tinkering Labs’ Electric Motors Catalyst Urban Armor Gear Active Watch Strap ChefSteps Joule […]

An Overnight Trip To Algonquin Park

November 11, 2016

My wife and I wanted to get out and get one last hiking trip in before winter really hit. But at the same time, we wanted to have some “couple time” which meant it had to be an overnight trip. After some discussion, we decided that we’d go hiking in Algonquin Park which is the […]


March 1, 2015

I have started to document all of my business and sometimes personal travel as I typically have to use technology such as laptops and smartphones in interesting places and situations. Plus I note things that aren’t in any travel guide that I have read. Hopefully my experiences helps you when you travel. I’ll also add travel […]