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  1. Ford —> Mazda

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi all! Just bought my first Mazda after having a Ford for 8 years. Driving a 2015 M3 I Touring hatchback And was looking to see if there’s anything I should know about my car that I might not have learned in the test drive. I’ve already locked my keys in the trunk, so there’s that ?
  2. 13-16 Ford 2.5l duratec swap

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    I'm planning on swapping a ford branded 2.5 into my 2004 2.3 hatch. That's well documented now, so I'm not too worried about it. However, all the swaps I've seen documented used an engine from a 10-12 fusion. The are some really good deals right now on very low mileage engines from the 13-16...
  3. Does Ford make Mazdas in their factories?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My customers know Ford owns the Mazda company. And my customers know the small Mazda pickup is just a re-badged Ranger truck. But what about the other Mazdas? Are they assembled in Ford factories or Mazda factories when they are assembled in the USA MaxiSYS MS906BT? What about if they are...
  4. is a 2007 mazda 3 engine a ford made engine?

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3 Discussion
    the 2.0 my customers just wondering if the engine was made by SKP900 ford or by mazda in japan
  5. 2012 Mazda3 HB vs 2014 ford focus HB

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Mazda3 vs ford focus Hello I am totally new to this forum and I am excited to own a mazda! I don't mean to flame anyone by saying ford vs mazda but I have to share my first thrilling experience as a mazda owner. So me and my brother have the same generation of car and decided to race. He has a...
  6. Mazda 3 V Ford Focus updated....

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    They still prefer the Mazda then :smile2:..... 2015 Ford Focus vs Mazda3 - AutoGuide.com News
  7. GM, Ford, & Others (Mazda is on the list)Want to Make Working on Your Own Car Illegal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    GM, Ford, & Others (Mazda is on the list)Want to Make Working on Your Own Car Illegal Just read this article, what a load of crap. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/s/gm-ford-others-want-working-own-car-illegal-160000229.html
  8. Anyone switched to Ford XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Anyone 2014 M3 switched to Ford XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid ? After 20,000 miles, mile 6 speed manual still has little bit of grind going to 2nd gear and going to 5th gear even after adjusting as shown on TSB. It seems that the Ford XT-M5-QS Full Synthetic Manual...
  9. Mazda vrs Ford - New Car & Driver review out

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2014 Mazda i Grand Touring vrs 2014 Ford Focus SE Good review in the latest issue. The Mazda edged out the Focus in many ways. Here's a online video if you can't find the magazine
  10. Dilemma: 2014 Mazda 3 vs Ford focus ST – thoughts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I love the new Mazda 3. I’ve test driven the 2.0 and have been actively reading the reviews and forums ever since. In narrowing everything down, I’m looking at the 2.5 (likely GT to stay away from leatherette). The two issues that kept coming up are the lack of a manual (who knows when it’s...
  11. Ford Focus ST vs Mazdaspeed3

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Ford Focus ST vs Mazdaspeed3 The 2013 Ford Focus ST is undefeated in Head 2 Head match-ups and the 2013 Mazdaspeed3 has high hopes of being the first to dethrone Ford's hot hatch. After some road loops & a torque steer battle, pro racer & Motor Trend hot shoe Randy Pobst hitches a ride with...
  12. 94 Ford Probe GT rims on a 2010 Mazda 3?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Will 94 Ford Probe GT rims fit on my '10 3? The specs on the GT rims are as follows: 16" diameter, 7" wide Hub bore 67.1mm Offset 40mm They look like this: Refinished Ford Probe 1993-1994 16 inch Wheel, Rim OEM | eBay 1. Yes, this is my first post. I know the hub bore is the same, I know the...
  13. Interesting,Ford 2.5 , Mazda 2.5 prices

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    so I'm looking online today at the cost of new blocks ( incase I blow mine into space with the turbo build ) and what is interesting to me is that on ebay, a ford duratec 2.5 block sells for like 900-1000, while a mazda 2.5 block sells for like 2500+ why?? aren't these blocks like identical...
  14. Mazda 3 s Sport vs. Ford Focus

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    This is a great comparison of the 2012 and current generation Mazda 3 s Sport. It's too bad they didn't do a comparison of cars with stick shifts. I'm very interested in the 2012 Focus. Still leaning toward a Sky G or Sky D Mazda 3 with a 6 speed manual. Be interesting to compare a 2012 Focus to...
  15. Adios Ford

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Traded in my 2003 Ford Exploder for a Graphite 2011 Mazda 3s Sport HB w/ tint. Invoice w/ dealer tint was 21.9k-ish. Paid 19.5k (20,450 with TT7L), got 3.2k for the Explorer so ended up paying 17,250 out the door. Seems like a decent enough deal and the car overall seems like a crazy good value...
  16. FoMoCo on the dipstick

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I noticed the dipstick on my 3s 2.5 says FoMoCo. I though the 2.5 was a Mazda built/ designed engine and the J in the VIN code (J meaning my car was made in Japan) meant it had mostly Mazda parts. I also believe Ford now owns less of Mazda.
  17. Is Ford Planning to Sell Its Stake in Mazda?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Link to full story: http://mazda3revolution.com/whats-hot-now/ford-planning-sell-stake-mazda/
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