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  1. 2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi! First time poster here. I did a test drive a 2019 premium AWD Mazda 3 sedan yesterday and noticed an issue. It's jerky from 1st gear to 2nd when I pick up speed fast. The speed was from 20 to 45 (after a corner) and the tachometer dropped from 3k+rpm to 2k+rpm and it felt like the car took a...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    something weird happen today. I was driving my 14 IGT in manual mode on the highway when I hit some traffic. Didn't think much of it but when it started to clear up, I noticed my transmission stay in 1st gear. even on the tachometer, it just said M. No number. I switched to automatic mode and...
  3. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Does anyone have a trick from shifting out of first gear from second gear quickly without making the car jump all over the place? I tend to have to wait nearly a whole second while the RPM's to drop almost 1.5k before its a smooth shift into second, the ratios are so far apart. Pulling out into...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I've owned a 1st gen 2008 Mazda 3 and now a 2nd gen 2013 Mazda 3. I've noticed on both cars when the compressor kicks in the 'click' is quite loud. Not over the top but louder than I've heard from other manufacturers. Also whilst driving on the highway and it kicks in you can notice...
  5. Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Have a set of front and rear Weathertech floormats in black out of my MZ3 hatch. $110 shipped obo.
  6. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all, I just took delivery of an '18 3 GT with Premium Package. All I can say is what a fun fun car to drive. I've never owned a Mazda before and almost didn't even consider one, until a colleague recommended Mazda to me. Well during my research, I had test driven an 19 Jetta, a 18...
  7. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    First time posting. Here’s my 16 GT stanced. Have added side skirt extensions since these pictures. Currently have 21k on it. Blew out my catalytic converter at 18k. Fun daily
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, First post.... it's been awhile since I drove a manual transmission. My previous car was a honda prelude ( SS), and way before that a fox body mustang. I got a sweet deal on 2015 Mazda 3 sport with 48k miles on it, I was sick of worrying about when a auto trans will die... so I...
  9. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just wanna greet you all Good Day/Afternoon?Evening! My 2009 MS3 for the first time this evening failed me, to bring me to my destination. Engine trouble. No power accelerating and car is vibrating, it feel like engine's gonna die. Had to exit freeway and look for car shop nearby. She has...
  10. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Have been perusing the forum for a few weeks, thought I'd properly register and join in. Recently took in a neglected 2012 3i touring with the Skyactive engine. I've managed to get most of all the basics up to snuff, now I'll be tackling the rest of the "gadgety", stuff.
  11. Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Anyone have one ?
  12. Buy / Sell / Trade
    I'm looking for an after market exhaust for my 07 speed3 let me know if anyone has anything they want to sell. Thanks
  13. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Pardon a newbie's stale question, but what do 1st gen owners think of the third? I am the original owner of a 2006 M3 2.3 Touring manual hatch. Great car. Stiffer rear bar, full custom stereo, summer performance tires, done. 12+ years of happy driving. Well played, me. But what do I replace it...
  14. Buy / Sell / Trade
    Recent car accident that killed my 2nd gen 3 baby. Looking to buy a 1st generation Speed3 that?s never been modded, or lightly modded (read: CAI, cosmetic mods, no exhaust/suspension mods preferred). Must have lived it?s entire life outside of snow. No salvage title or rebuilt engine. Looking...
  15. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, I just purchased my 1st Mazda ever two weeks ago. (2017 Mazda 3 Sport - Hatchback, auto) After surfing the forums, I found some helpful advice/info and decided to try out a couple simple mods already: -40% tint front, rear, and back windshield -Corksport LED lighting kit Love this...
  16. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    im thinking about engine swapping my mazda 3. i have the 2.0 in there now and id like to swap to the 2.3 so i can bolt on a turbo later on, about how much would it cost me and what would i need to change other than the brakes?
  17. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Moderator, hope this is the right place to post my query. If not, please feel free to delete my first post and direct me to the right forum. Thanks. My son was looking for a new Mazda 3 but ended up finding a really great deal on a 2012 hatchback touring with 2.5 liter engine. We live in the...
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi. I know there were many discussions about theese kind of things, I've searched the forums but I didn't find any solution. My problem is that sometimes when shifting from first to second there's a very annoying crunchy, metal on metal feeling. It is something similar to what you feel, when...
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have my first service coming up at the 4 month mark, I have the little wrench icon just turn on and I have only 2600 miles on the car. Quick questions - I have the first 2 oil changes covered by the dealership (they gave me coupons when I bought the car). I'm pretty sure it's for regular oil...
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