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  1. Best 0-60 9.3, getting 25 mpg average mostly highway..

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I cross shopped the Subaru impreza and cx3, on paper my awd 3 crushed them and buying this turd was a no brainer. Things I've noticed since then. Every corner of the car clunks when I take off. Android auto goes full tilt and shuts down 3/4 of the way to every destination. I have to keep the...
  2. Front bumber damaged pain from highway rocks

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you have used anything in the front bumber to avoid the paint from getting rock marks? Any ideas? In a bit over a year the bumber has gotten a lot of pain chips, never happened like this with any other car I have owned in the pass. I always keep over two car...
  3. Check Engine Light Came on While driving on highway, randomly 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L 5DR

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, so my check engine light came on randomly while I was driving on the highway, there was nothing I can say was happening when it went off. I was not speeding, didn't go over any major pothole, nothing? Any ideas what it could be? I recently had a lot of suspension and break work done...
  4. Getting rid of the slight on-center play on highway speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    With most cheap cars you can wiggle the steering wheel slightly with little effort on highway speeds. How do I make is such that it takes a decent amount of effort to make the steering wheel move from the center position? Alignment is within specs, with even some positive toe-in which is said...
  5. Bad Gas Mileage on Highway 2008 Mazda 3 Hatchback

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, my boyfriend and I recently purchased a 2008 Mazda 3 hatchback. It has a 2.3 liter engine. Its gas tank is 14.5 gallons and it is supposed to get 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The gas mileage seems to be okay in the city but on the highway it seems to go through more gas than...
  6. 38 Earn 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    38 VEHICLES EARN TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD AMID STRICTER CRITERIA -Motor Trend 12/07/16 Small Cars: -Mazda3 -Toyota Corolla -Toyota Prius (built after August 2016) -Chevrolet Volt -Hyundai Elantra (sedan only/built after March 2016) Midsize Cars: -Mazda6 --Volkswagen Jetta -Toyota Camry -Toyota...
  7. Highway steering and dead center

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    There is one previous thread on highway tracking but it doesn't provide any conclusion and is relatively old... Anyway, I'm experiencing a dead center in steering of my new 2015 M3. This is especially noticeable at highway speeds. Combined with what I think is pretty bad tracking that asks for...
  8. Car vibrates at highway speed 2015 S GT

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I joined here after reading a similar post for the issue I'm having and hoping to finally get a resolution. Here is the post that I saw that describes my issues to the T...
  9. Car electronics briefly shut off while driving on highway!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My 2014 Mazda3 iGT had a weird electrical short or something on my way home tonight. I was driving home from work today and suddenly the radio went quiet, cruise control turned off and all the dash lights came on for a second or so before returning to normal! It really freaked me out...
  10. highway tracking and steering corrections

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am interested in knowing how this car tracks at higher speeds. I noticed that thecarconnection.com writes that "but it doesn’t do well with oddly crowned roads, or track all that well at highway speeds, requiring more fine adjustments than we would have liked." and Kelsey Mays from cars.com...
  11. HIGHWAY MPG thread for both 2.0 and 2.5 w/poll!!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I know we have a MPG thread already but its not clear if its a poll for the 2.0, or 2.5 motor and i dont think the results are very valuable right now, a few people mentioned a new poll for the 2.5 so i decided to make this thread. Vote in the poll and lets see what the results are once more...
  12. Highway vibration

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    What have you experienced regarding car vibrations on the highway? I can notice a slight vibration at 70 mph / 2000 RPM / 6th gear which was unexpected. I bought the car this week, so I'm not sure if it's normal and whether it will getting worse.
  13. All over the road at highway speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I had to drive on 2 different highways this week first one speed limit was 65 it drove straight as an arrow and averaged around 44 mpg. Today I to take a round trip on another highway speed limit was 75 and the car was all over the place left and right and only average 30 mpg I was...
  14. 2.5L on highway

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello! I'm currently researching new car options. I currently have a 2006 Mazda3 (2.0L). How does the 2.5L engine fare on the highway? Does it feel smooth >65mph or does it feel sluggish? Also, how's the passing power?
  15. Real World Highway MPG

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    What are people getting on the highway with their new Mazda3's? The EPA listed it around 40/41 MPG highway but what are the real world results? If you want to list whether it's a hatchback or sedan, auto or manual trans, please make a thread post and state the specs.
  16. Highway MPG of SkyActiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Looking to see what real world highway MPG people are getting with the SkyActiv engines. The 2014 Mazda3 gets the new aerodynamic car with the new 4-2-1 exhaust manifold which now nets en EPA verified 41MPG with the 2.0L automatic.
  17. Highway Acceleration??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2012 mazda 3 skyactiv. Not even kidding, if there is a slight incline on the highway not only can i not maintain 65 mph, I actually start to lose speed. Then my car shifts into 5th, and even then it'll still decline. I had 95' sentras and old ass non tuned cars with less horsepower...
  18. 2010 2.0L Highway Gas Mileage

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Yesterday I made a ~200 mile trip, my first long highway trip since I got it used. I was around 75-80mph most of the time, no aggressive driving/passing, more or less smooth and consistent. This is a 2010 Mazda3 sedan, 2.0L, about 17000 miles on the odometer, manual transmission. I believe the...
  19. Pacific Coast Highway Run/Meet

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hello Mazdaspeeders, me and few buds have been talking about putting together a meet in December and i think that Huntington/Newport beach might be a good place to meet up for some pics and networking i suppose and then do a caravan run down the Pacific Coast Highway until santa monica or...
  20. Paint spilled on my car on the highway..!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Some idiot managed to drop a bucket of white paint on the highway and splashed on my car last night, when I got home I was able to wash alot of it off, but there are still some dots and places I missed since it was dark. Does anybody have some ideas on how to get it off? would a claybar work...