This is what a “mommy car” looked like back in the day… the Mazda 323 (my mom’s old car)

October 17, 2014
Growing up, my mother’s “mommy vehicle” looked a bit like this:
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It was a Mazda 323, in dark green, and was one of the coolest cars in the King David Sandton Primary School parking lot (I kid you not). I remember my besties getting lifts in it, I remember my mom shlepping my brother to and from sports in it, and I remember all the treats my mom used to bring me to eat in the car while I waited for my brother at sports (this could be the starting point of why he’s always been lean, and why I haven’t).
Compare then to now:
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This is the Mazda3, a new car that Mazda is launching as part of their recent move away from Ford in South Africa. Previously, the two brands operated together, but now Mazda is driving solo, and rebranding itself.
I haven’t seen or driven the Mazda3, but a bit of research tells me that it has many of the features I and moms (and kids) look for and appreciate in cars – safety, plenty of space up front, a decent amount of space in the back, a 408-litre boot capacity, overhead sunglasses holder, cup holders, bin under the centre armrest.
The Mazda3 will be available in manual or automatic, with six forward gears. There is also blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, forward obstruction warning, radar cruise control and high beam control.
If you want some more info, head to the Mazda website and to book a test drive, see details here.
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This was a sponsored post for Mazda
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4 Comments

  • Cindy

    We had the exact same car! Oh my word – the Mazda 323 in dark green. Crazy memory lane you just sent me down.

    October 17, 2014 at 7:57 am Reply
    • Tanya

      It was a reliable car! Lots of liftschemes 🙂

      October 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I still drive my Mazda 323 2001 and it’s still going strong!

    October 17, 2014 at 10:50 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Wow Heather! Way to go 🙂

      October 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm Reply

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