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  1. Benefits of Stone Leather Seats

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm considering buying a Sport Nav Fastback which is the top of the range UK Mazda 3 model. The standard seats are 'Premium Black Cloth' and the Light Stone Leather electrically adjustable seats are an extra £1200 / $1700. The leather seats look better but I'm struggling to justify the extra...
  2. Are there any OEM tracking devices on this car (for insurance benefits)?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Odd question as I know that there isn't. Or shouldn't be. But the "MyMazda" app has a "Locate Car" section (not a good app). I found that interesting as that would essentially mean that the car would have a tracking device that can reduce insurance rates. However, even if the car has this, I'd...
  3. Any benefits to the non skyactiv engine on the '12?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I'm on the verge of picking up a '12 3i sport, 5spd, top condition, with very low miles. I feel like I might be disappointed coming from an 08' 3s sport as I'm losing a good bit of performance and not gaining much in fuel economy. I loved the low gear zippy acceleration from the 08' sport...
  4. Ram Air Intakes - Do They Provide Any Benefits?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    This thread refers to ram air induction provided by the forward motion of the vehicle, not "ram tuning" of intake and exhaust systems designed to maximize volumetric efficiency in a specific rpm band (or smooth out variations in air flow which is a good reason to keep your Helmholtz resonator)...