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  1. Who do you email at the dealership when negotiating?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My wife and I are going to upgrade our 2016 Mazda 3 to a CX-5 as our lease is expiring and we're gaining a +1 in a couple weeks. I've read a lot about doing all of the negotiating with the dealers via email so you have a price locked in before you get there. but only a couple of posts actually...
  2. 2017 M3 Sport - Adding Nav Without Going Through Dealership?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm curious what would be required to add nav to my car without going through dealership? I assume I would need to add GPS hardware, and get the SD card from eBay, etc? Are there SD card images available for download? Are there any legal implications?
  3. Cabin Air Filters - After Market vs OEM from Dealership

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I just bought my car (2014 Mazda 3) and wanted to do some maintenance myself. The dealership changed my oil and suggested to get my cabin air filter done for $58. I declined saying I would do it myself - even though I've never done it. Anyway, I went onto Amazon and found an after market cabin...
  4. Where to buy touch up paint pen? Dealership version is awful

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I have a Sliver 2014 MZ3, and I've bought two touch up paint pens from the dealership and they are just God awful. When I apply pressure, even when there is liquid clearly inside, it barely comes out, making it very hard to apply it to my vehicle. Where do you guys buy your touch up paint...
  5. Dealership Annual Service?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, looking for some confirmation on the 'required' annual service for my 2014 sGT. Dealership here wants me to pay $350CAD for an annual service - I'm told they are pulling apart my brakes, looking at my suspension, etc. and doing an oil change... seems like a total rip off and yet...
  6. No OLM notification/warning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So a few days ago I went over my mileage and no OLM wrench or maintenance notification turned on. Am I the only one that has one without OLM notification? I sometimes consider myself lucky as I always go by mileage anyway :laugh2: PS: reset procedure never worked as they main warning light...
  7. Found out the dealership never actualy updated my system

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I went out of town for my sisters wedding this weekend and my brother was there who is a mazda tech he checked my car out for me and showed me that I was still on V29. A few months ago I dropped my car off for an update and they ended up keeping it for 3 days and gave back with an 1/8 tank of...
  8. Tire pressure light on after 1st service at the dealership

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I got my 1st service at the dealership this morning, right before getting to 5k miles. 10 minutes after I leave and start driving back home the tire pressure light turns on (I didn't even know what the light was for). I quickly did a U-turn and went back to the dealership where the mechanic...
  9. Went to the dealership today (warranty)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Asked about if exhaust systems will void my warranty and they basically said, only if its the one that caused the problem. So were good :) So for those of you who are still wondering, there's your answer!! Now, time to get my exhaust :D Still thinking Racingbeat or Corksport hmmmm:cool 1:
  10. Q on how to handle alignment issue potentially caused by dealership

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I brought my 2013 Mazda 3 hatch Skyactiv into the dealership last week for an oil change, and came out with an alignment issue. The car tracked very straight and true prior to the visit, and now it has a definite pull to the left and the steering wheel is slightly crooked when traveling...
  11. Houston!!! Which dealership??!!!?!

    South Central
    Hey guys, I am new to this board and looking to purchase Hatchback 2013 i touring with the preferred package. Can anyone share their experiences with dealers around Houston and what pricing did you get? thanks!!!!!!!! :thumbup1 1:
  12. 2013 Mazda 3 Sirius Self Install - Need help before calling the dealership

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone... I just purchased the Sirius Module (and installation kit) for my 2013 Mazda3 (5 door) So... 1) Take out glove box - check 2) Remove Air vents & radio - check 3) Attach Sirius Module - check - VERY EASY 4) Run Wiring harness - check ----------- HELP As others have...
  13. Car to dealership for a diagnostic

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Good evening guys so far im so glad of my speed 3 purchase but to be honest its only been two months with and Ill be taking it to warranty on tuesday. Ive been noticing a squicking noise every time i pump the brakes or i make a stop on speed bump. The noise is anoying. Also sometimes when the...
  14. Free Oil Changes at Any Dealership?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, I have a SA that I bought in December and its time for the first oil change. Im supposed to get my first oil change for free from the dealership I bought it from, but does anyone know if i can go to any other dealership and still have it be free?
  15. Heading to the dealership soon..

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all. About to hit 3k on my 2012 Skyactiv 6MT hatch, and after a lot of testing I've decided that the sounds I hear shifting into 2nd gear aren't just break in or getting used to the clutch. A lot of topics on this issue talk about a grinding, my noise is more of a forced shift accompanied by...
  16. What I learned at the dealership today....

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Spoke to a Mazda tech while getting my free oil change. He confirmed what I already suspected, but I figured I would share this info. Apparently, the 2.5l motor bolts right in and mounts perfectly in any car with a 2.0l motor. He stated that the only difference in the engines is the...
  17. Never change your oil @ Dealership again!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I am totally suprise tonight when I changed the oil in my car. went to the dealer, had the oil changed, 3000 miles later it is due for another, well I waited a bit ( bout 400 more miles ) so this change was @ 3400 miles. no biggies a few hundred miles wont hurt anything. ( incase your wondering...
  18. Dealership sold me a previously wrecked mz3..

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I bought my ms3 about 4 months ago from the mazda dealership for $19000. When I bought it they showed me the clean carfax. Well now I got hit about a month ago and I'm in the process of collecting some diminished value cash when the adjuster tells me that it was in a wreck last year:mellow 1...
  19. clicking sound at idle (NEED help at dealership)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have an excessive clicking sound behind the dashboard and windshield area for a while and this morning i bought it to dealership to do an lifetime oil change. I told them to check on it and they came back saying I was out of the 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on squeaks, rattles, and special...
  20. i think the dealership screwed me over? error in paper work

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    so i was fileing my taxes online and a deduction i could shoot for was new car purchase. so i pulled out my paper work from last year to look up that information . i found a huge error..... on my paper work it says 15.99 apr on my auto loan statement i'm paying 22% apr there is a huge...