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  1. 2008 Mazda 3 sedan roof weight limit

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi As the title says, I'm after the roof weight limit for a 2008 Mazda 3 sedan. I've read my owners manual front to back and no mention of roof weight limit or anything. Thank you~
  2. 2007-2009 Mazda3 Rear Tail Lights $100

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    2007-2009 mazda3 rear tail lights in great shape. Comes with 3 out of 4 bulbs. These might fit earlier years 2004-2006 but I'm not certain. Pulled these out of a 2007 mazda 3 sedan. Local pickup in Atlanta too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-2009-Mazda3-Rear-Tail-Lights-Set/293496186290
  3. New Member with a Question on Steering - 2008

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey All! Was glad to find such a big community of posters about these cars. I recently purchased a 2008 with about 70K from a friend whose mother'd been the original owner, and have been happy with everything non-mpg related about the driving experience, with the exception of one problem: at low...
  4. 2008 Mazda 3 s wheels

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2008 Mazda 3 s I’m looking into buying some wheels for my car. I found some really nice jnc wheels. But there’re 18x8.5 +30 will they work on my car?
  5. 2008 Mazda a totally new car!

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    my car has around 180,000 miles, my wife bought it around 125,000 before we got married etc. recently it has been giving problems... 1) shaking/rattling in the front part of car, 2) slow acceleration, stuttering. 3) less gas mileage. 4) front axle ball joints were giving way. (breaking) My...
  6. 2008 Mazda 3, no start in cold weather

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have a 2008 Mazda 3. When the temps get to about 30 degrees F, the car will not start. Sometimes it will, but usually not. I turn the key, lights, radio, fan come on but, it does not even attempt to turn over. Here is what I have tried. Realy switches, new key, multiple batteries of of the...
  7. Pep boys damaged my Mazda 3 2008 sedan!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Pep boys replaced the neutral safety switch and shift cable on my Mazda 3 2008 sedan after their service advisor damaged it ( I never signed the paperwork to have him even touch the car and he shouldn't have moved it at all to begin with)Anyway I don’t feel they have put it back in the working...
  8. New owner of 2008 Mazda 3

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I recently purchased my Mazda a couple weeks. The guy I bought it from told me when you drive it around it 50 to 60 the car starts to shake and he told me that one of the rims were bent but I confirmed that it’s not. I checked the tie rods and all the stuff and they look. The only thing I could...
  9. 2008 Mazda3 2.0, 5spd. ideas? first car

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Good evening, First time on here, a few months ago i bought a 2008 Mazda3, 2.0L, 5speed manual, with 139k miles off a guy on craigslist for about $600. car was in great condition, he simply had to move and didn't have time to sell it at a good price! I am wondering what sort of mods are...
  10. 2008 - Rear left Door actuator

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello All, I need to replace my rear left door lock actuator. When I look for the replacement parts, I find they say 'Front' in the description, but not rear. Does anyone know for sure if there is a difference between front and rear, or are they interchangeable? For example, Dorman only...
  11. 2008 Mazda 3 Hatch parts

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Hello members. I recently wrecked out my 2008 Mazda 3. Every thing is up for sale. Transmission looks damaged as well as most of the front end. Every thing else is for sale. Left front door complete 300.00 shipped Right front door complete 300.00 shipped Rear right door complete 300.00...
  12. LFJD-18-110-9U spark plugs right ones for a 2008 speed3?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I just bought these spark plugs listed above and I have a 08 speed 3 with a Mazda 2.3 07-13 turbo eng(27 mm turbo). I also have two CEL of PCM P0442 and IC U2064. Anyone know about spark plugs that are healthy for this motor and also anyone that knows anything about these codes? Thanks
  13. Blown Motor - Need help with what to do next

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    3 days ago I was on my way home my motor blew on my 2008 base model Mazda 3. My question is that is it worth it to get it checked out and/or replace the engine/fix the damage? Or would it be better to just try to sell it as it for just a chassis? Any of you guys experience a similar situation?
  14. Just bought a 2008 2.3 hatch, needs work for safety

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I really love these cars, so I finally got one! After lurking this forum for a while I thought now I'd sign up. It seems to run well, it was very cheap, 230km on it, it's well used and needs some work for sure. Body and inter are looking good at least! I just changed the oil/filter (was...
  15. New guy considering this 2008 mazda3 wagon

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey everyone. New around here.. Iv been shopping for a manual four banger grocery getter and found a clean 2008 Mazda 3 hatchback with 116k for sale locally. Can anyone tell me what to look for when I go test drive it or any known issues with this year and model? And maybe what they think a...
  16. 2008 Mazda 3 2.3L Starting Issue

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys, made an account here just to post this problem that recently happened to my Mazda (hatchback, auto trans) As the title says my car won’t start. When I turn the key there is no click noise from the relay or knock from the starter solenoid. The only way for me to start the car is to...
  17. FOR SALE 2008 Mazda Speed3 Grand Touring

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    2008 Mazda Speed3 Grand Touring - For Sale in North Orange County, CA 2.3 motor, 6 speed Needs new clutch. Engine runs good. Estimate 150K miles
  18. 2008 OEM Wheels on a 2014 Mazda 3 sport?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    My 3 came with steel wheels and hubcaps but the paint is deteriorating and they are starting to show rust. Someone nearby is selling wheels from a 2008 Mazda 3. They don’t know what the offset is, or any other pertinent specs. Anyone know if these will work, and if the TPMS will be compatible...
  19. Bad Gas Mileage on Highway 2008 Mazda 3 Hatchback

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, my boyfriend and I recently purchased a 2008 Mazda 3 hatchback. It has a 2.3 liter engine. Its gas tank is 14.5 gallons and it is supposed to get 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The gas mileage seems to be okay in the city but on the highway it seems to go through more gas than...
  20. Love my 2008, will I be happy with a 2014?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    So I've had my 2008 Mazda 3i with the 2.0 for 4 years now and it has 125,000 miles. Haven't had a single problem with it and love everything about it. Only hesitation I have with a 3rd gen would be the push button start. Just can't get over the fact that something as simple as a bad transmitter...