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  1. Trouble deciding between 17x7 tire sizes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I have been looking at some different wheel configurations to swap out the stock 16"s on my sedan igt. I probably won't be making any purchases anytime soon but its never too early to start looking! I've decided that these Konig Illusion rims would look pretty sweet against the snowflake...
  2. Deciding between a 2018 Mazda3 Touring vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Which would you say is better? These are the two cars I'm deciding between leasing. Mazda3 is a bit more expensive but the quality is better than the Elantra Sport. The Hyundai has deep bolstered seats, 200hp, and HID headlamps. What do you think is the better choice?
  3. I need help on deciding which is best for me Borla, Ultimate Racing, or Corksport

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone I've finally made the decision to finally upgrade my exhaust on my 2017 GT hatch. I've dug around forums looking at exhaust options and I've narrowed it down to 3: Borla, UR, and corksport. (all axle back) I've looked around the forums hoping there would be more comparisons on the...
  4. Help on deciding to purchase Mazda 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey guys, I'm new on this forum and decided to post for some help on a Mazda 3 decision factor. I currently have a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0Turbo AWD limited top of the line SUV, however with just me, my wife, and our daughter, we decided to downsize to a Mazda 3 for the reasons of...
  5. Need Help Deciding - Toyota Corolla vs Mazda3 - 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My '02 Ford Explorer has clocked around 138,000 miles on it and finally the costs of repair are becoming more than the cost of the car. It's time to get something new. I would like to downsize and am looking in the compact car segment. I'm new to shopping for cars, I've driven that Explorer for...
  6. Need help deciding on aftermarket head unit

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2009 Mazda 3 and I was interested in purchasing an aftermarket head unit. I primarily want a new one so I can use Bluetooth from my phone to listen to music. I do not like the looks of the small head units and I would like to keep my display that shows the time and temp. So I have been...
  7. Need help deciding on a winter/summer tire/rim combo

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    Hey everyone! So with winter around the corner, I've been looking at tires to replace my all seasons. Problem is I'm new to this kinda thing and having trouble deciding between two different setups and was wondering if anyone could help out Setup 1: Winter: 15 Inch Steel Rims, 195/65R15 Conti...
  8. Need help deciding on a color!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My car basically looks like this It is a 2012 Mazda3 sTouring Sedan. The color is Graphite I want to change the color of all these to be the same color... Any suggestions? Most of the colors I'd get would be the darkest tint of that color, except for pink, I'd want to get a hot pink I am a...
  9. Hello all. Need help deciding. Please help!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    New to the site obviously lol. I have a built SRT-4 right now but I am needing something bigger as my family is getting bigger and the MAZDASPEED seems to be where I am leaning. My wife cannot drive a stick though but I want something turboed. Please give my your honest opinion about the car...
  10. Help deciding on suspension

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I've never done any sort of suspension upgrades on a car before and I'm looking for some help deciding what path to take. I've read about everything I can find on the forum about different methods but nothing really seems to fit what I'm looking for. I'm trying to decide between coilovers...
  11. -Need Help Deciding Rims-

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Please let me know what you think or if you have another rim you like!! I want a 17" Rim.. the black is Black Mica.. thanks guys!! Enkei IMOLA Black Painted Motegi Racing MR117 with red stripe Enkei Performance - EKM3 Gunmetal finish Enkei Performance EDR9 Black Painted
  12. Need help deciding between Sport and GT

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I am having a lot of difficulty decide whether I want to save money and go with the Sport or go all out with the GT! Also there aren't a lot of Celestial Blue GT's in my area with the tech and bose package installed. It gets a little easier if I drop down to the Sport trim. According to...
  13. Future Speed3 Owner Needs Help Deciding Between '09 or '10

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey there, thought I'd get some advice from other Mazda enthusiasts. I've decided this is the year that I purchase my dream car. I've been a Mazda fan since I was born. I've owned a '92 Protege, '97 Protege, and 2002 Protege5. My family has also owned the 323, and 626. I've had my eye on...