Car reviews - Mazda - Bravo - dual cab 4x4 utility
30 Jan 2002
THE car-like dash is stylish and practical with its sweeping one-piece mould rising up from just left of centre to provide a curved space for the instrument panel. The instruments are analogue except for the odometer, which is digital and offers one trip meter reading that is selected and reset by pressing a rod that protrudes from the instrument panel. A tachometer is standard and its large circumference makes it easy to read at a glance. The instrument panel has a strip of warning lights along the bottom, some of which illuminate prior to starting the engine to provide a 'safety/operation check' measure. The number of lamps varies depending on the Bravo model chosen. A low fuel warning lamp is only available in 4x2. The AM/FM radio/cassette features a digital clock and is simple to use with five channel memory buttons and a seek function. The retractable antenna is mounted on the roof above the driver, providing good reception via the two front-door speakers. The glovebox is generous and is lockable with the ignition key. Mazda's integrated air-conditioning is an option across the range.
Did you know?The Bravo comes with two 12-volt accessory sockets mounted side-by-side under the ventilation controls on the dash. Diesel models have a dash-mounted hand throttle
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