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  1. Test Drive: Clutch burn smell/stiff shift considered normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    BLUF: Do new, from factory manual vehicles have a coating that "burns" off on first drives? Good afternoon! I took my first new car test drive the other day in a manual 2017 Mazda3 2.5L that had about 8 miles on it. About 5 minutes into the drive I finally was in the position to shift to and...
  2. Oil burn?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all. I thought I would ask if anyone else is experiencing what I am with my new M3. I am at 2700ks now, and the motor still seems to be using oil. I rang the dealer after 1500ks and said the level on the dipstick was at the 3 quarter mark, and should I top it up? He said that some burn off...
  3. Say no to heal burn! Custom footrest cover installed. (photo inside)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So having an I-Sport base model, my 3 did not come with the aluminum alloy dead pedal. Thanks to GirchyGirchy for the idea, I decided to also cut up a piece of rubber and velcro the sucker down on the carpeted foot rest. Now my carpet wont suffer heal burn. I don't mind wearing out the OEM floor...
  4. Does anyone with a 2.0 burn oil?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I'll start off by saying I have no clue where to put this thread so if its in the wrong place, my bad. I have done 2 oil changes on my '11 3i 2.0 (5spd but that doesnt matter) and it burns a little oil. I guess its normal for a brand new engine but I figured it wouldnt burn quite as much the 2nd...
  5. Brand new Mazda 3 burn to ground !!!!!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My brand new Mazda 3 GT burn to the ground today. Smoke just started coming out from the front. After getting out of the car, the front started engulfing the car. Fireman put out the fire but notice fuel flowing out from the front of the engine, most likely causing the fire. Now my main...