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  1. 2018 GT service light on early

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just hit 1,700 miles and the service light popped on! Wha...? Any ideas?
  2. Early 2014 Mazda 3 break job

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Early 2014 Mazda 3 brake job So since my 14 Mazda 3 is the Japanese version i was unable to find break pads for it except at Mazda them selves. They suggested it would be $300 for the front and $300 for the rear, pads only with labor. Thinking that was crazy i bought the pads at a discount...
  3. Maintenance light for oil change came on very early

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Something weird with my 2015 Mazda 3 2.0L happened today. I'm currently at 23,709 miles and got the oil changed at 22k in June at the dealership. They put a sticker on the car saying it would be due 5000 miles later or in September 16, when the mileage would be at 27,000. Anyways, the wrench...
  4. Paying off Mazda Financing Early

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Was originally going to purchase vehicle with cash, but wondering if it's good idea to sign up for Mazda financing, receive incentive ($500 month credit for first 2 months), and then completely pay off the loan before interest charges add up. Any thoughts appreciated, trying to figure out how...
  5. Early '14/'15 Japanese built 3's: TSB 06-001/15 for front end clunk when turning left

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    This week my wife took her '14 3i Touring into the dealer for a clunk we've noticed on it for the past couple of months. It seemed to come from the driver's side when turning left, and was worse when going over bumps. I jacked it up and didn't see or feel anything loose so we didn't rush to...
  6. Tachometer tells me to shift way too early?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone, I have a '15 iSport. It seems that the tach recommends shifting at seriously low rpm's, is it just me? It tells me to shift up around 2.5k rpm. What I've been doing with previous cars is around 3-3.5k. Is this how the newer cars work? 1->2 @ ~2k 2->3 @ ~2.5k (20mph) 3->4 @...
  7. Does the 2011 front grill fit on the early 2010 model bumper?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Id like to get the updated grill for my Mazda3. Does anyone know if the grills are interchangeable between bumpers? I dont like the chrome so if I can get this from a wrecker for cheap Ill go ahead. 2011 PN - BBN2501T0K 2012 PN - BEH5501T0A 2010.0 PN - BBM4501T1H
  8. Difference between early 2010 and late 201010 models

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone know any difference between the 2? my wife's mz3 sport sedan made inl mid 09 and my mz3 sport hb made in early 10 have some subtle differences, no not ones a sedan and ones a hb.But she has the led footwell led and I don't and she has vents over the drivers fogs and I don't. any other...
  9. Early shutoff when fueling

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    When adding fuel to my 3, the shutoff for the gas pump clicks 3 gallons from empty. It's very annoying to then add the remaining 3 gallons a couple of tenths at a time. This wouldn't be a big deal for a 1/2 gallon but at 3 gallons we're talking another 75 to 90 miles of driving. Does anyone...
  10. New '11 MZ3; early impressions and mods

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Recently purchased a new 2011 Mazda 3 5-door sport. Liquid silver, manual, no options except cargo net. Paid $19,125 plus a ridiculous but unavoidable $300 doc fee. At 0 percent for 60 months it was impossible to say no. This is my second 3. I had an 04 5-door that I liked, and regretted...
  11. Early break-in oil change - unnecessary?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I have had my '10 3 for ~1 month and 1200 miles. I purchased the car after it had sat on another dealer lot for ~8 months. I was assured the oil would be changed and it would be inspected before delivery. Whether this was done is another story. Next month it will be hitting ~2500 miles...