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  1. Picked up my 2019 Mazda 3 today - First Impressions

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    All, Last week I went to Open Road Mazda of East Brunswick N.J. to order a Mazda 3 hatchback in Deep Crystal Blue Mica with Red Interior, automatic transmission and Front Wheel Drive. They didn't have it in stock but told me that they can have one ready for me in a week. They did have it in...
  2. Autocross first impressions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just got back from my first autocross in my Mazda 3 GT. I have done autocross in multiple vehicles and was really excited to try out the Mazda 3 GT on a dry course. I can tell this chassis has tons of potential and I am definitely taking a shot at the H-Street title next season. The stock...
  3. 1 week 1000km, first impressions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well last Saturday I took possession of a beautiful new 2017 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.5L 6spd manual in Snowflake White Pearl. I have not pushed it too hard yet as I want to wait until 2000km and ensure a good engine break-in period. A few km before I crossed 1000km curiosity got the better of me and I...
  4. Short ram intake impressions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Now I've read back and forth discussion about short ram intakes, intake temps, cold air boxes, etc but very few reviews and impressions. It's been awhile since I've had one on a NA car and am interested to see some thoughts on these on a non-turbo car. Also why aren't there more people...
  5. 2015 S-GT First Impressions (long)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    In case you haven't seen my other posts, I just took delivery of a '15 S-GT hatchback in Solar Red with the almond interior. To give you some background on where I'm coming from, here is the history of the last few cars that I've driven: '91 Sentra SE-R manual → '98 Audi A4 1.8T manual → '04 BMW...
  6. 2015 2.5 Manual - Upgrades, Impressions & Hacking Infotainment Firmware

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    2015 GT 2.5 manual here. Praise the Spaghetti Monster this is a fun ride! Ordered and installed the cargo tray and OEM pedal covers today. Curt hitch installation is tomorrow. The only other upgrade I’m considering is floor mats - leaning towards the one that covers the dead pedal. Only...
  7. 2014 Mazda 3 impressions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I live in Colorado and drove a 4runner and got sick of 15 mpg and driving up to the ski slopes 50+ times a year so I thought I would get a car with good fuel economy and just buy some snow tires. I compared the corolla, subuaru, and Mazda 3. The first 2 cars I drove first, they drove like any...
  8. Mazda3 2.5 6 speed - 1st impressions

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone. I just picked up a 2011 Mazda3s 6 speed hatch about a month ago. I used to own a couple of GM F-bodies back in the day and this car is as fun to drive as any of those were. I was seriously torn between getting this car and a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3 that the dealer also had on the lot -...
  9. 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...
  10. first impressions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Well we picked up our 2010 GT on Thursday and turned in our Pro5 in trade. I had been hearing that the mazda3 was still relatively noisy. Well I must be easy pleased because I find this car extremely quiet and refined. I had the Pro 5 completely sound proofed from front to back all doors floors...
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