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  1. Tool Kits, Snowblowers, a Porsche Design Watch and Other Deals of The Week So Far

    Vendor Deals
    If there's a deal, we're going to find it! As Cyber Monday spilled into Cyber Week we've been seeing more and more sales promos. Here's what we've spotted. Sears has snowblowers on sale as much as 58% off Tool kits, smartphone mounts, and DEWALT power tools are all on sale via Amazon at...
  2. Design Idea for Mazda Entertainment Unit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm sure that Mazda executives hang on every word here...not. But for the next iteration of the entertainment unit on Mazda cars, how about putting a universal dock for a phone behind and indeed part of the display screen? Mazda currently lack anywhere to put a phone and placing it there...
  3. Loose seat - bad design

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    If anyone else notices that their front seat bottom has some play (upwards and downwards), you might have the same problem as me. Pretty annoying for a car with 30k miles. There is a rivet in the power seat that has some play. Fixing it seems like a ton of work. I took a quick pic of the...
  4. 2019 Mazda3 Kai Concept Design

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Have you guys seen the 2019 Mazda3 Kai concept design? I think the released it last week. Apparently they might model the next generation 3 like this? What do you guys think? https://jalopnik.com/mazda-kai-concept-if-the-next-mazda-3-looks-this-good-1819815650 I think it's smokin' hot...
  5. Kodo Design in Japane

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Saw this article and was smitten. This gentleman in Japan has the 2014 M3 and I realized he did EXACTLY what I wanted to do to my 2017 when I first got it. Anyone else read this? Thoughts? A Mazda Axela Designed to Turn Heads and Styled to Change Minds | DrivingLine
  6. Did Mazda mess up the headlight control design?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    On my Canadian 2017 Mazda 3, I have auto headlights. The order of operation of the headlight control switch is off, auto, parking lights on, headlights on. I recently installed an hid kit, replacing my stock halogen bulbs. I want to stop using the auto headlight function because I don't want the...
  7. 2014+ design flaw that affects all Bose systems!!!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So my front door speakers Bose have blown 3 times in three years (2014 Mazda 3 GT). I had the dealership replace it twice, I was not about to have them replace blows a third time if it keeps blowing. I have owned many vehicles in my life and jammed out in all of them. Never have I blown speakers...
  8. Mazda Musketon (Design cars by Belgian artist Bert Dries)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Musketon (Bert Dries) is a Belgian designer/illustrator. He asked Mazda if he could make some artwork for their cars, because he doesn't like all the gray and black vehicles in the street. Mazda were enthousiast. They even asked him to drive to Barcelona to present the car officialy in the...
  9. Lenz Design Lip - First In the US

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Figure I would post up a picture of the Lenz Design Lip on its own thread for those looking for it. I didn't care for the look of the rest of the kit and will be going custom on the sides and rear. I got it a few months back. Painted and installed about 3 weeks ago. 3 piece design was a bit...
  10. Red or yellow calipers?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! It's the first time that I've ever posted here so... I was wondering what caliper color do you think I should get to my Mazda 3? It's a Soul Red one :thumbup 1: Thanks!
  11. HRE explainer about wheel design

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    An informative vid featuring the president of HRE wheels explaining wheel-design and manufacturing... Not All Wheels Created Equal. /ENGINEERED
  12. thoughts on Mazda's design for the tachometer from the manual to automatic

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I have been very curious as to why Mazda decided to give people such a small tachometer for the 2014-2015 with the Manual Transmissions compared to the Automatic Transmissions. Any one have any input as to why the random difference? Seems it should be reversed in my mind. Manual=bigger...
  13. centercap design thoughts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm in the process of having my old wheels redone, and have decided to do some centercaps. The motegi logo has been popped out, and I"ve got a line on a guy who is willing to do some discs with the design of my choice on them. They'll be put on using 3m doublesided auto tape/whatever. The...
  14. BMW taking design cues from Mazda?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    we all know the 2014 Mazda3 took a lot of interior design cues from Germany's best. but, i guess one of new upcoming ultimate driving machines liked the new HUD on the mazda3 enough to add one to their 2 series active tourer. in the past, all the HUDs in BMWs were projected onto the windshield...
  15. A little smiley design ;)

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, its ya mazda girl back. Its been a little while since my last post. I've been saving up some more $$ for mods and more fun, but for now i wanted to share a little pic of my car w/ the smile removed. Its not real of course but this is what a plasti dipped smile removal would look like...
  16. Futura Design BBK

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    First in the US with the new line lock (integrated hydro/mechanical e-brake) .. Futura Design BBK all around 8-piston front 356mm/6-piston rear 330mm Futura Design Brakes - Home
  17. On sale Blackberry Porsche Design P'9981...$800.Becker Mexico 7948......$800

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
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  18. Custom New Design Taillights for your MAZDA 3

    NOPI
    There are many new styles of Taillights available featuring: •Extra Bright LED Bulbs •Choice of Lens and Housing colors These are lights from one vendor. NOPI has lighting products from multiple vendors and you can check them ALL out at NOPI.com Here are some of the new designs from SPYDER...
  19. Need Design Opinion

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    I've been searching for the right wheels for my MS3, but haven't been able to find exactly what I envision in my head. I decided to make a design of my own based on the factory wheels. This scheme is based on a Gunmetal Grey base with mica, and the red is the actual Velocity Red of my car's...
  20. Next Gen Mazda3 Teased in New Design Video

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Mazda's new Shinari Concept has really sparked a renewed interest in the brand and the Japanese automaker appears set to capitalize on this by exploring the direction of its new Kodo design language for the rest of the lineup. Having just released video of the Shinari Concept, Mazda has now...
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