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  1. 1 year/24,000 km Service

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    As of today, we have had our 2013 GS-SKY 6AT with Leather Package and Touring Edition for one year. The odometer reads close to 16,000 km and being a lease, it is considerably far from our 20,000 km limit. Tomorrow morning I will be bringing the car into the service department at our local Mazda...
  2. 4 Bent Wheels after 10,000 miles and a winter full of Potholes (Pics)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Went in to get a tire rotation and two new Kumho tires to replace one tire that had a huge bubble on it and another that was leaking air, both due to potholes in Pennsylvania... Turns out all 4 of the rims were bent, the one that was leaking air was bent the worst. Gunna have to pay an extra...
  3. 2014 Mazda 3 dead on road after 4 months / 5,000 miles - P0302 Cylinder #2 Misfire

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Not to happy that my 2014 Mazda 3 with 5,000 miles died on the road. I was next to AutoZone and the code that was scanned was P0302 Cylinder #2 Misfire. Had to get it towed to the nearest Mazda dealer. It took 2 days to get a new coil and get me back on the road. The Royal Mazda in...
  4. Used Oil Analysis of Mobil 1 0w30 after 3,000 miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, so I sent a sample of the Mobil 1 0w30 oil I put in my M3 @ 1,000 miles to Blackstone Labs for analysis after 3,000 miles of use, just to see how the oil is handling the Direct Injected engine and my abusive driving style. It looks pretty good to me (and the lab agrees) so I changed...
  5. First Oil Change at 1,000 miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So, as I've done with 3 previous new cars i bought, I changed the oil early @ 1,000 miles. I decided to document the process for you guys, seeing as the car is so new and people might be interested, especially those who do their own maintenance ( DIY - FTW ) The drain plug and oil filter were...
  6. 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive 15,000 service

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Good afternoon all, My Mazda keeps saying my 3 is overdue for its 15k service. What is actually needed at this interval. I rotate the tires very regularly and change oil every 5k. Am I missing some other items that need attention?
  7. Stock Car with 2,000 to spare?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    So i'm in the process of comparing cars, and am posting this on a focus ST forum as well. I want to see what is easier, more rewarding to tune for the same amount of money. So my scenario is: If you had a stock 2013 MS3, for 2,000 (in parts alone) what would you add to make more power, and...
  8. 60,000 Mile Service

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Everyone, My car is approaching 60,000 miles and I was wondering if anyone had an idea of what I should expect cost wise. I called a local dealership and they want to charge me $550 for the service, which seems kind of high. Unfortunately I don't really have a local mechanic that I trust...
  9. 5,000 Mile Service

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So, I got an e-mail from my dealer the other day saying I am up for a Scheduled service at 5k. Is this something I should actually get done, or is it a ploy to drain my wallet? I am looking to do work on my own so if this is something that needs to be done, could someone post what is typically...
  10. 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 : Liquid Silver 18k miles $18,000

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Priced to sell fast. I have about a week before I sell to CarMax. No issues, only modification is a shiftkit. Moving on to a camaro. 2010 MAZDA SPEED 3 - Liquid Silver
  11. battery dead at 35,000 miles

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    so, last time i got my oil changed, at 32,000 miles they left my lights on for 3 hours before i picked up my car. when i went to pick it up, it was dead. the lights and highbeams were ON. and the car was dead. they jumped it for me. since then i've been noticing a hard start on days where...
  12. [PIC] Cabin air filter from 2010 after 37,000 miles in Oklahoma

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Not as bad as I thought it would be.
  13. @20,000 miles and about to move to a new city- any major maintenance to do?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm at about 19,000 miles and due for my next oil change, and will be moving to a new city this time next week. I wanted to bring my car in this week for an oil and filter change which I'm due for anyways and was wondering if there's anything else I should consider getting done to my car at my...
  14. $4,000 Budget Suggestions?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok guys, I have a $4,000 budget (I love my wife) Looking for suggestions for some more ponies! I may also buy some new rims, but other than that most of the cash is going under the hood/exhaust. Lets here some suggestions. My speed is bone stock other than cosmetics.
  15. Squeaks/rattle fix: 1 YR/12,000 miles?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So, I've been putting off on bringing my Mazda in for two squeaks that have appeared. While speaking with the Service Advisor, I was told "Mazda only covers repairs of squeaks and rattles for the first year or 12,000 miles". Holy $h!t. I wish I knew (or it was printed in the Owner's Manual)!
  16. If you have a spare $90,000 laying around...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I ran across this on E-bay! 2010 Mazda3 Time Attack Race Car... Nice list of mods :tongue: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2010-Mazda3-Time-Attack-Race-Car-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem336498e898QQitemZ220731074712QQptZRaceQ5fCarsQ5fNotQ5fStreetQ5fLegalQ5f
  17. Mazda Recalls 215,000 Vehicles in U.S. for Steering

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Mazda Recalls 215,000 Vehicles in U.S. for Steering - ABC News Mazda Recall 2010: Mazda3 and Mazda5 Recalled due to Loss of Power Steering ~ Technology Bulletin, News, Inventions They'll start contacting people in September. Just google "mazda 3 recalls" for a ton of links. "The Japanese...
  18. Selling 2003 6s 73,000 miles on it

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    I am going to purchase a MS3 soon which is why I am posting the sale of my current mazda 6s on this website. Hopefully I won't get any heat for it. I am selling a 2003 mazda 6s, 5 speed manual, bose and sports package with 73,000 miles on it. I just had a new clutch, throttle body, spark plugs...
  19. 15,000 mile maintenance

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm rolling at 15k right now but don't see the need to get the dealers expensive 15k warranty check. (glorified oil change). Has anyone else skipped it, and can they void the warranty for not getting it?
  20. Mazda recalls 90,000 vehicles

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    (CNN) -- Mazda recalled nearly 90,000 vehicles in Japan and China because of a problem with the transmission, a company spokesman said Thursday. The recall was for about 35,000 of a passenger car called the Axela in Japan, the spokesman said. The company also recalled in China about 55,000 of...