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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. Considered about my MPG

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2015 M3T manual, and I am getting anywhere from 21mpg with not trying to baby it, to 22-24 mpg with trying to carefully watching the current MPG and making sure I am keeping it above 30+. It's rather annoying that I am fighting so much to try and get better gas mileage. My GF and I...
  3. What is considered too loud?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2014 3SGT with stock Bose. I find that I have go pretty loud to get over road noise/open roof or windows. on average I range around 20 with windows up, but can get over 40 when things are open. Is there point that amp or speaker damage could occur?
  4. Has anyone considered?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Running straight pipes on there 2.5L. I'm running almost straight except for the greddy HF that acts like a resonator. I still have the Cats. I know that N/A's need back pressure. Its just a thought I'm throwing out there. What are you're thought's?
  5. Is my Speed3 considered PZEV?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Just like the title says, is it? I just wanna kno so I know if my car has the California 10year, 150,000miles emissions warranty for PZEV engines(but im thinking no because its a turbo and it scores about half compared to regular 3's on Global Warming Score and Smog Score) Thanks
  6. Other Models Considered?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just curious what other models you looked at before deciding on the 3? VW Rabbit/Golf/Jetta? Mitsu Lancer? Honda Civic? What tipped the scales for you in favor of the Mazda? What did you own prior to owning your new 3?
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