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  1. Help me stop the squeak before it drives me mad!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2014 5-door Touring 2.5. In the last couple of months it has developed an ennervating squeak from the rear hatch area. To date I have: -Lubricated the hatch latch and mechanism -Lubricated the hatch hinges -Lubricated the rubber hatch seal -Lubricated the rear seat latches -Replaced...
  2. Long Drives / Road Trips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi guys, Quick question. I make a 760 mile (round) trip about 1-2 times a month. The trip has its inclines and declines and I usually average around 78-85 mph. Aside from these weekend road trips, my daily commute for work Mon-Fri is about 50 miles round trip. How much strain is this on...
  3. USB Audio Input and USB Hard Drives

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Anyone have any luck getting the IFS to recognize USB-powered and connected hard drives (e.g. WD My Passport, others)?
  4. Best Drives

    Off Topic Lounge
    What are your top 5 fun roads or drives you've experienced? my top 5: 1. Highway 101-northern california 2. Mid-Ohio Racetrack-Acura high performance driving school 3. A1A along the beaches in Florida 4. Colorado Rockies to Phoenix via Utah 5. Hocking Hills State park-Hocking Hills, OH
  5. the masking tape use for long drives

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    what's good fellas, question, does anyone know where i could find those tapes people put on there bumpers for long ass drive? just wanna prevent hella bug splats and hope help prevent some of the rock chips .. thanks!!!
  6. Best Drives

    Off Topic Lounge
    Seeing as how my MS3 is FINALLY arriving next week and after reading ntechnics excellent guide to breaking in your car, I have selected a lonely stretch of freeway on which to drive my first 500 or so miles. Once this bit of fun monotony is completed I am excited to test it out on something a...
  7. 2010 Mazda 3 Drives Away With Top Honors From IIHS, EPA

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Mazda has a lot to celebrate with the 2010 Mazda 3. The new love it or hate it design has drawn attention of critics but one thing that can’t be debated are the fuel economy improvements of 10% over the outgoing model. Mazda’s new use of technology like SISS (Smart Idle Start System) has helped...
  8. Anyone drives a blue Mazda 3 with black on Blue Rims with Tinted windows?

    Pacific West
    I just saw one in Burbank, CA right next to my house. R u on this forums? cause I remember seeing the pictures of it somewhere.