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  1. Love this car!!!

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    So I got my car back, all recalls and issues fixed. Happy to report the jerkiness/hesitation in low gears is gone, rear view mirror is fixed (for now), no rattles. It's finally driving like it's suppose to drive. Love this car, no issues, quiet, smooth, looks good. Very happy right now...
  2. Help! Whats wrong with my car??

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I recently took my 2015 Mazda 3 Manual GT to the dealership because I recently developed some clutch issues literally overnight. Bought the care used 2 years ago and had no prior issues whatsoever. Long story short, they tell me that the clutch and flywheel need to be replaced. Reluctantly, I...
  3. First japanese car ! :grin2:

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi guys, About me : - 30 years old - Live in France About my car : One week ago, I bought a 2017 Mazda 3 2,0 165 hp Dynamic. I come from a Golf Mk VII GTI DSG6, which I loved. So I needed a car cheaper, with few horses power though. All german cars are actually very expensive on the second...
  4. too many problems for a brand new car sell now?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Like many car buyers did lots of research and then decided to wait for the new 2019 model year. After reading many great reviews took the plunge. What a disappointment in the initial quality of the car. here are the main issues (so far). 1. A pillar had a gap you could put your finger in at...
  5. Eonon + rare camera car stalling on reverse

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Eonon + rear camera car stalling on reverse Hey. I have mazda 3 2010 manual. I wired camera to reverse lights plug and to the ground wire that goes from that plug. Camera works okay but 2 things when i turn 1st gear after reverse camera still on for a bit, not instant switch back to system...
  6. I gotta say, im kind of disappointed in this car

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    So i came from a 2013 GS SKY to a 2019 GT Sport Premium (canada) FWD. There is something i'm seriously disliking about this car and im having trouble pinpointing it. I find the vehicle a little difficult to throw around if that makes sense. It feels like im pushing a loaded shopping cart...
  7. 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...
  8. New car

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everyone, I'm Derek from Nova Scotia. Proud owner of a 2019 Mazda 3 Sport GT AWD.
  9. New Car

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey guys! Happy to jump into the car community of Mazda 3 owners, I picked up a 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Sedan and I plan on showing the world on Youtube that you can do the same mods on the sedan that you can with the hatchback (with a little extra effort)! I got a manual its soul crystal red and...
  10. Car and Driver: These are the 15 Most Beautiful cars available today

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    Car and Driver online article listing what they think are the 15 most beautiful cars currently available. Mazda3 makes the list. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/g15383134/most-beautiful-cars/
  11. First Car!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Gosh it feels silly hopping on a forum (haven't used a forum in years). I have a 2005 Mazda 3 Sedan and I am completely new to owning, maintaining, and modifying cars. I want to get really involved with this car and give it some spice, as I'm likely gonna drive it 'till the wheels fall off. It's...
  12. What's wrong with my car?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring manual transmission. I recently noticed that the car has a subtle shutter and lag at the end of my shifting (mostly in low gears). The display is also slow to pickup what gear I'm in and it briefly even shows the wrong gear. I don't have any problems shifting...
  13. Big gap between the car and the rear lights

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I have the sedan and i just noticed that there is a big gap between the rear lights and the car body itself. And inside the gap there's a spring and wires exposed. Does anyone else have this too or is my car just a defect? Theres also a gap between the trunk space and the car itself too...
  14. Is it just me? (New engine ruins this amazing car)

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I love this car so SO much (just like everyone else) but I had been having really noticeable gear changes in my lower gears like it feels underpowered or something. Took it into the dealer and test drove 2 mother 2019 3s (both a Mexico one and Japan one) they both had the same issue! Even the...
  15. Car starting problem

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Car won't start or starts but engine shuts off when applying gas. Once gas is applied and car shuts off, it will not restart for several hours. Initial problem was that the engine shut off while driving, then car would not restart. Codes: P0101 - MASS airflow sensor (was pulled and cleaned...
  16. How long can a thief drive the car before the engine cuts off?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    lets say i had the car running and got out to mail a letter at a mailbox. someone hops into my car and drives off. my key fob is still in my pocket. how long before the engine cuts off?
  17. After sitting for a month, car sounds like it has a flat tire while driving

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 mazda3i automatic, 80k miles. so i was away for a month. came back, started car and stupidly drove it immediately instead of letting it idle so fluids would replenish into the right places. luckily i was in my garage and drove down the long, narrow, steep driveway slowly. 1) everytime i...
  18. Discoveries When Working On Your Car

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So...simple job. Installing front adjustable camber bolts. Take the tire off..smack out a bolt and replace it. 30 minutes max.. Up until I noticed my bump stop was upside down and sitting inside the dust boot..which was just sitting on top the damper and not secured to anything.. Thanks SS...
  19. Need help with making my car louder

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, new to the forum and I just purchased a 2013 Mazda3 I touring. I’m not too savvy when it comes to cars but I just wanted to know what I could do to make the car sound louder and cooler. I am a bit on a budget and I’ve been reading some of the other threads and I’m guessing one of the...
  20. I finally locked my keys in my car!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I don't like to carry my keys and especially not the AKE fob when I'm fishing or paddling. I'm much more comfortable locking them in the car and just carrying one door key, but I haven't been able to do that with my 2015 hatchback. Usually I just left the fob in the trunk and left the hatch...