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  1. 2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I live in Denmark, and when I saw the all new Mazda 3 pictures and videos I was in love with the car, the design and the features impressed me. I was very interested in the car and ended up buying one, picking it up this week. To be fair, I cannot complain about the interior and the equipments...
  2. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I have search and found that this *might* be normal, but thought I would double check... What is the clutch in a 2010 Mazda 3 supposed to feel like? The vehicle I am responsible for has has the clutch replaced. But to me it feels TERRIBLE. There is almost no linearity. The...
  3. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    It has 56 miles when I bought it and I worry the people who test drive my car would go past 4K RPM and ruin the engine before it can gel after 10000 miles. When I change from parking to reverse to drive and back, it has a loud creeking/cranking sound and I really hope I did not get a dud...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Long story short, my car was broken into, went to replace glass, glass shop screwed up my paint/dented car, "fixed it" and did a shit job, and now my clutch feels different. Just to clarify, I noticed the dent after I got the car back from having the glass replaced. I noticed a crack/dent in...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I drive a 03 elantra which has some pretty squishy brakes. Light pressure engages the brakes very lightly but to get decent engagement i have to move the pedal fairly far and i have to slam it to the floor practically to get the wheels to lock (no abs model). I have verified no air in lines...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am trying to get an idea about the steering feel of Mazda 3 i touring. Some background: I have driven a 1995 Honda Civic for almost 10 years and after that I have driven a 2010 Toyota Prius for a couple of years. After driving the honda civic for long time, I never got adjusted to the...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Does anyone know if it's possible to program or tune the electronic steering to a stiffer/heavier feel? This was the first thing I noticed stepping into this car coming from a bmw, the steering is a lot and I mean a lot lighter. It just crossed my mind since these cars have an actual...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I've had my 2013 Skyactiv since October 2013, a little over 4,000 miles and the car is already starting to feel old. The only issues I had with the car initially was the rough ride and tramlining on the freeway but other than that it felt solid. Now it leans in turns, sways sideways, feels...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Ive had my car for about 8 months now and put almost 20,000 km on it already, I love everything about the car it is awesome. I owned a 2005 mazda 3 before and I really miss how the steering felt in that It felt like you where attached to the road, Is this because Mazda used hydrolic steering in...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    The more I think about it (and after test driving a couple of new mazda 3 over the weekend), the more I'm tempted to pick up a mazda 3 2.0L with a MT. Ultimate power is unimportant to me (I already own another fast car) and the smaller 16" wheels should make for a more comfortable ride. It's...
  11. Canada
    So I live in Regina Saskatchewan and I lately have been so bored having no other mazda 3 lovers around.. Like our cars are minty :thumbup1 1: but nobody else understands it in Regina, I definitely need some people love their mazda 3s! I need some people to make me want to buy some parts lol and...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So just recently I was given two visa gift cards for $100 and my first thought was, buy something online! So I'm not sure what I should get, I've been looking on the forum for less expensive things but I'm just not sure what I should get! I've been thinking of getting mud flaps from rally armour...
  13. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    We own both,same year and yet the two engines act different. The manual sounds and feels aggressive and solid. The auto sounds tamed and less throaty. The auto also sounds rattly on engine warm up. Timing differences? I wondered if they have different programs. It almost sounds like the timing...
  14. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    I have noticed that my clutch/transmission are extra sloppy... I have always driven manual cars, and have never had issues with shift shock. I can hardly shift into second or third without shift shock. The trans is super noisy when changing gears (it always was a little noisy but not this bad) I...
  15. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    So Im new to the forum and it may not be my place, but does anyone else feel like a lot of the 3 i owners are dumping money into a lost cause. I mean some of these rides look sick, but you read the stat sheet for the performance upgrades and youre talking around ten grand in upgrades when they...
  16. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    For those TWM owners who have been fortunate enough to have the SS on their gen 2 MS3, as well as on the 1st gen 3/MS3: How is the TWM shifter feel (side-to-side effort, precision, notchy/mechanical feeling, etc.) between the 1st gen and 2nd gen 3/MS3? I have a TWM SS for my 2004 3i, and I was...
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I can't quantify this empirically in any way, but I feel like my stock HID's when I first got them were awesome- cutting through the darkness, even in lit city streets. I got my 3 after driving an ES350, and I noticed right away that the 3's headlights were noticeably brighter than the ES350's...
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I've never driven a manual transmission car before my mazda3, well I learn on an Audi A4 but that was years ago and I don't remember the feel of it. Anyway is the transmission supposed to feel a little notchy? I've noticed this really in just 2nd and 3rd gears..not so much going into 4th, 5th...
  19. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    A few of my friends have pointed out to me they feel like a bobble head when riding in the back seat. I have to say I agree. I took my car to the dealer for the first oil change they assured me everything check out ok. Has anyone else felt it or heard that from their passangers?
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