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  1. 1st and 2nd Gen AC experience

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I've owned a 1st gen 2008 Mazda 3 and now a 2nd gen 2013 Mazda 3. I've noticed on both cars when the compressor kicks in the 'click' is quite loud. Not over the top but louder than I've heard from other manufacturers. Also whilst driving on the highway and it kicks in you can notice...
  2. No experience with aftermarket audio, what do you think of my build?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I just bought my 2nd mazda, a 2015 mazda 3 sedan with the base (not bose :wink2:) radio, no touchscreen either. I want to upgrade the whole audio system. I don't know much about audio but I used to be a mechanic, so at least I'm comfortable with removing trim I'd like some input on...
  3. PDR Procedure Information & Experience

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, So I wanted to share with you my experience regarding the PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) procedure on my Mazda, hopefully this will come in handy for those who pursuit this path in the future in order to have an idea what to expect and how your PDR specialist can approach certain body...
  4. Mazda Customer Care Experience Center vs. Mazda Connect - geez, separate entities?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    A slow response from customer care center (as I asked what the latest version is of the computer firmware and what is improved into the navigation maps) since I already had the firmware on my '17 updated from 59.00.330 to 59.00.504 last week Friday, March 30th as the dealer service manager says...
  5. new poster, experience with music in car

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I am doing a first post. I will be posting my experiences with putting music on a memory stick to use in the infotainment system on my 2016 cx5.
  6. Experience with Infotainment v59.00.441 North America

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all- For those of you thinking about updating your infotainment software, I thought I'd share my experience with the most recent version. I'm in the USA, so please note that this info is only for the North America version, specifically v59.00.441. If anyone else has similar experience, or...
  7. Experience with Quirk Parts?

    FAQ / How To Articles
    Has anyone bought through Quirk Parts? Experience? Just wanted to make sure that they were legit :)
  8. Any experience with Tanabe Under Brace?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey y'all, I couldn't find any forum discussions regarding this part. Does anyone have experience using this? Any thoughts? Thanks!! Tanabe USA Inc. - Sustec Under Brace
  9. MAZDA MPV 2.3 LT engine . Do you have any experience with this kinda machine?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My customers is looking into a used Mazda Mpv 2.3 Engine van. What is your opinion Chrysler wiTech MicroPod 2? Thank you
  10. Anyone with experience with these headlights?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Any experience with these headlights? Spyder® FL-MAZDA32013-Y (5076137) - Mazda 3 2012-2013 Yellow OEM Style Fog Lights
  11. How to Contact Mazda about terrible dealer experience

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    In short: how do I contact Mazda regarding a terrible dealer experience I had recently? It's regarding a simple tire rotation that went horribly wrong and the fact that the two times I went to this dealership for service they haven't uploaded the service into the MyMazda service history? I can't...
  12. MX-5 Experience @ AMP, brought to you by Mazda North America

    South Atlantic
    Atlanta Motorsports Park and Mazda for a ride & drive event. Join AMOC at the MX-5 Experience at Atlanta Motorsports Park, Saturday, September 12th. Bring out your Mazda and show your spirit at an official Mazda US ride & drive event! Jzilla Track Days is offering up a drawing for a FREE spot...
  13. Your experience with lowering 2014+ M3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey there, Been looking into lowering my Mazda HB GT with Eibach springs kit, (no other modifications as of yet) however my dad has mentioned it harshens the ride and can cause rattling (he's spent about $3000+ on his suspension going through 2 different coilovers) Looking for honest feedback...
  14. Experience with 2007 MS3

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3 Discussion
    I am new to this forum and am posting a summary of my experience with a 2007 MS3: Bought April 2012 in Fort Worth: Car had following mods installed by previous owner: Tein springs, Injen air intake, Cobb DP, resonators removed, CP-E stage 1 RMM Compression check: 170/165/160/154 in June 2012...
  15. Any one have any experience touching up paint on wheels?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I tapped a curb today pulling into work and put a tiny scratch in my TSWs. They are the matte gunmetal nurburgrings. SUPER bummed. Has anyone has any luck just touching up a small area? everyone i talk to says the whole wheel needs to be re-painted and i dont wanna pay almost as much as the...
  16. My Dynotronics tuning experience

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok so first and foremost I want to start this post off by saying that back when I first started this process in May of 2014 I was completely totally sold on the professionalism of Dynotronics and very excited to finally get a little more umph out of my little skyactiv 2.0. Throughout the process...
  17. Miles & Experience Post Yours!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Make: Mazda 3 skyactiv 2012 Owned for 2 years Mileage: 22,500 5 oil changes so far (at least) Unresolved minor problems: Squeak near A-pillar. Minor rattle where traction control button is. Annoying rattles from back (could be from inside, very hard to pinpoint). Belt seemed to have developed...
  18. Simota SRI. Any experience with it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I saw on another forum that Simota now has a SRI for the 2014 Mazda 3. Given the issues with sucking in hot air through a typical SRI like Corksport or JBR, would the enclosed filter design of the Simota help solve that problem? Any experience with this intake, maybe from older 3's? The...
  19. Any thoughts or experience with these headlights?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    2010-2013 Mazda 3 LED DRL Strip Projector Headlights - Black That's the link to the model I'm talking about and sorry if there's a proper way to linking; I'm new to the forums. Just curious if this is a good route to go to get blacked out headlights with led strips. If you have any experience...
  20. Experience with bushings

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Just to wanted to know how has been the experience of those who have installed solid shifter bushings on there cars. I'll be installing them on my car but wanted to hear from some members how has been there personal experience. Solid shifting? any vibes on the shift knob? markable difference...