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  1. Potential buyer of a 16 or 17

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Im a lucky(or unlucky however you want to look at it) VW TDI owner. Kinda being thrust into looking at cars after just buying the car last year. Its obviously being bought back. So im looking at the Mazda 3, hatch, touring, 6MT, either a 16 or probably have to order a 17.
  2. Hopeful buyer in Chicagoland

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I'm hoping to buy a Mazda 3i this week... getting kind of excited about it. I have a 2006 Prius because at the time it was the only car that could get over 40 mpg and be family friendly. Now my son is old enough to drive that car, and I get a new one :) I still want one that gets good gas...
  3. First time buyer, long time admirer

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello Mazda people. I just bought my first Mazda 3, shes a 2014 iGT with 7,000 miles and a clean history. I honestly didn't think I would ever be so happy with what is basically an economy car, coming from a 2001 Honda Civic EX with no options and 224,000 miles it's literally a whole different...
  4. First time Mazda buyer

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I have been reading these forums for some time but today I finally have reason to make my own post. A few months back I talked my girlfriend into buying a Mazda3 i Sport sedan to replace her very sick and very ugly Pontiac Sunfire. Needless to say, that little sedan (and some time in an MX-5)...
  5. Potential Mazda buyer seeking more knowledge about Skyactiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, I’m leaning heavily towards buying a 2014 or 2015 Mazda6 right now. I love the styling, the gas mileage of the Skyactiv motor, and the handling of the car and the overall more enthusiast friendly feeling of the car vs. most midsize cars in its class. For the record I am looking...
  6. Need some advice for picking out a 2004 Mazda 3.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey there everyone! I'm a first time car buyer looking to purchase a Mazda 3. I found one online that I'm going to look at tomorrow, but as I do not have a mechanic yet, I wanted to know what I, as the buyer should be looking out for. Is there any major red flags or concerns that I should look...
  7. Buyer's Remorse

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I regret buying my '14 GS Sport (Canadian trim) - in that I regret not buying the higher trim GT Sport! It's a $5g price difference which seemed huge at the time of purchase, but after a month with the car, all the things I wish the car had are offered in the GT. $5g offers a lot of features...
  8. Potential Mazda 3 buyer

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi all! I'm shopping for a new car. I can't decide between a 2013 Accord, Camry, and Mazda 3. I'm leaning towards the Mazda 3. My only concern is that I'm not good at cars and I see some people complain about the Mazda 3 motor mount. My question is, do the 2013 Mazda 3 have a different or...
  9. 2.0 vs. 2.5 L Mazda 3? New Buyer

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi! I am a prospective Mazda 3 buyer looking to both the Mazda 3 I Grand Touring and S Touring 5door hatchback. Any pros and cons for both and which would you prefer? I honestly would like to have the HID, Navigation and 17" wheels on the M3 I purchase but wanted to get the feedback from this...
  10. First-Time Car Buyer's 2012 M3 Skyactiv Journal

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys; I see a lot of question threads spring up about their Skyactiv 3, and I figured since I just bought one I'd keep an ongoing journal here. Forgive me if this is the wrong place.. The car in question is a 2012 Mazda3 i Touring 6MT Hatchback. The primary driver (myself) is a 25 year old...
  11. First-time 2010 Mazda 3 Buyer (n00b questions)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Ok so my dad is a used car dealer and he came across a 2010 Mazda 3, which I'm pretty sure is one of the I series. Anyway this is probably my easiest option of getting a Mazda 3 both in terms of pricing and financing. But what's bothering me is that I kind of wish this particular Mazda had...
  12. A Few Questions From a Prospective Buyer

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, new to the forum. I currently drive a 2007 Dodge Nitro. Its a nice car, but I am looking to get into something a little smaller and better on gas...I get around 17-18mpg combined city/highway...awful. Anyways, I was looking at the 2010 Mazda 3s Sport sedan. I had a few questions...
  13. Soon to be MS3 owner (hopefully)

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello! I'm not actually a 3 owner yet (unless Protege's are included as well since they are basically 3's). I'm in the market for a new car to replace my protege. I've been doing a bunch of research, and so far I'm definitely leaning toward a 2010 speed3. It would be quite a jump from my 99...
  14. 2010 Mazda 3 Navigation SUCKS....... Buyer Beware

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I just purchased a 2010 Mazda 3s GT - with the tech. package. The car is a dream to drive. The navigation is a different story. It suffers from two main faults. Simply put, it cannot navigate! It doesn't show you the direct/shortest route. I have been driving this car around and have to depend...