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  1. Interesting observation: huge difference between city and hwy mileage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 Mz3 iGT Hatch Auto. I have enough data now that I can say decisively that this car's fuel economy is interesting. Coming off a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, a 1997 Civic before that, and a 2000 Corolla before that, this car has the largest difference between city and highway mileage. The Vibe would...
  2. Mazda 3 brake city support

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Does anyone mazda3 brake city support work properly? I have mine set to far med then near and it still doesn't seem to work. I even reset it numerous times. Does anyone know a fix ?
  3. Mazda Smart City Braking System just saved my Butt

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    You know, over the years I have been a hard critic of these new safety systems auto manufacturers are creating and adding to new cars. I say things like "You shouldn't need these systems if your paying attention like were all supposed to be". Then one day(today) Im driving home in stop/go...
  4. MAZDA CX-5 Smart City Brake Support

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Under the settings menu in the infortaiment system you check the box to activate the MAZDA CX-5 Smart City Brake Support. then the next sub menu is Far, Med, Near. Does anyone know what the setting should be for Far, Med, near or what it means thanks
  5. Greetings from Kansas City

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone. I have had my car for a little over 2 weeks now. Found a great deal in Arizona and picked up a 2017 Hatch GT manual. I love it so far. The interior is so much better that the 2010 Mazda 3 hatch that I had. But somehow this one feels slower compared to the 2010. Not sure why. Also...
  6. 'Sup from Salt Lake City

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Greetings everyone, I have a '12 Hatch skyactiv and I've already put too much money into this thing. I have the corksport ram air, dual exhaust upgrade, a DR tune and I've got 17X9 wheels on it. It is currently in the shop getting the fenders pulled out, and a custom grill from D&B...
  7. New S-GT From Kansas City!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone! I just picked up a 1-owner 2015 Mazda3 S-GT Manual w/ only 13k on the odo! Looking forward to learning about this car. Background: I have worked professionally in the Custom & Collision Repair industry for 4 years as well as detailing/paint-correcting on the side for 2 years. I...
  8. Can you permanently disable the smart city brake support?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, Is there a way to permanently disable the smart city brake support? Mine kicked in unexpectedly a few times, is there any way to permanently disable it? I've tried in the safety menu, but it resets after switching the car off/on. Cheers
  9. Smart City Braking Operation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My UK Mazda 3 has Smart City Brake Support according to the Mazda 3 brochure. The brochure mentions Advanced Smart City Brake support which uses the forward facing camera and laser based system (rangefinder?) to monitor the vehicle in front and apply the brakes if a collision is likely. The UK...
  10. Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) warning light question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a new 2017 hatchback 2.5 touring, and the SCBS warning light (Amber) comes on frequently for no reason that I can ascertain. According to the manual, the amber light refers to a malfunction. I'm wondering if this is a common occurrence among owners. Is it dirty windshield, rain, fog or...
  11. Smart Brake vs. Smart City Brake

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Long story short. My 2014 sGT met it's demise, due to stop an go traffic accident. Now I am looking to replace it with similar and might go with any model year from 2014-2017. I noticed the 2017 the Smart City Brake is now a standard feature on more trims rather than being a Tech package...
  12. Hello, from Kansas City

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey M3R world- I've been lurking around for a while, but am ready to dive in and join the community here. My wife & I have a 2012 Mazda3 i Touring hatchback (SkyActiv) with the 6-speed automatic. We love it! We bought is new in April of 2013 as an end-of-model-year discount when the 2013's came...
  13. Smart City Brake Support doesn't work in the rain? 2017 Mazda3 Sport GS

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I've had my 2017 Mazda3 Sport GS for a couple of months now and I notice that every time it rains, the Smart City Brake Support amber light comes on after a bit and stays on for the remainder of the drive. Is this normal function for the SCBS due to rain on the windshield over the Forward...
  14. GPS all of a sudden has no letters to enter city

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    bought a 2011 2.5S a year ago. the GPS usually has an alphabet to enter a city. Now it only has one letter. How do I fix this? I have googled and found that for some cars you can reboot thesystem but holding down the NAV, BACK, MUTS buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. There is no MUTE...
  15. Hello from Mexico City

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everybody, looking forward to be part of this amazing community. Saludos!
  16. Hello from SIN CITY!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    hey whats going on guys? I recently purchased a 2014 white hatchback and im loving the car more and more as a drive it. Im coming up on almost 2 weeks of ownership and im glad I made this car my purchase. I was comparing the mazda against other hatches such as ford st, GTI, and previous years...
  17. Mazda City Maui. Hi

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just got back from a trip to Maui. I have never seen so many Mazda 3's. 6's & CX5's on the road. Mazda must have a market on the rental car business. Most were standard models. A few were top of the line, most likely privately owned. Oh by the way our rental was a Nissan Altima. We had a great...
  18. FS: Daly City 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback Manual 40k~ iGrandTouring Clean

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS: - NO TEST DRIVES UNLESS YOU HAVE CASH IN HAND. - I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE TO MEET Description: 2014 Mazda 3 iGrandTouring Transmission: Manual Color: Crystal Blue Mica, with leather black interior. Miles: ~41K Price: $19,000 (OBO) (STANDARD TRANSACTION...
  19. Hello from Mexico City

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi I have a previous model of Mazda 3 and I have bought now a brand new MX-5. You have a really nice forum and I'm looking forward to participate with all of you. Oblongo19
  20. Smart City Brakes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Can anyone tell me how the automatic brakes work? They've saved me a few times, mostly when pulling into my driveway like an idiot but when they're active and braking a horrible noise is made compared to standard braking with the foot pedals. So yeah can anyone tell me how they work and whether...