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  1. Car Maintenance/Car Care
    Hey everybody, just got a Mazda 3 for the first time after almost two decades in Hondas. Loving it so far but I seem to be at a loss for something incredibly simple - how do I see the current oil life %? I can't find it within in the left or right speedometer dash displays when I toggle...
  2. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I just traded in my 99 Honda Civic Ex (with aver 219,000 miles on it) last week for a 2018 Soul Red Metallic Mazda 3 Hatchback with a manual transmission. I am still getting used to all of the tech and features and I finally stopped putting the car in 6th gear and try to back up. I love the...
  3. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey all, Just traded in my old Nissan Versa (my first car) for a 2014 Mazda 3 GS Sports in Titanium. What a feeling to drive a car that actually has features. Now I'm getting greedy, and I'm looking into tweaking the infotainment system. Does anyone have a favourite that you suggest doing first?
  4. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    After years of driving Mazdas, I must say it is time that I join Mazda3Revolution :smile2:
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am new to Mazda. I recently traded in my BMW for Mazda 3. Since my BMW had automatic headlights, I have a habit of leaving mine on. I read in the manual that the headlights will turn off automatically after a certain time. I have that set to 30 seconds. It also mentioned that it will drain...
  6. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I am a huge fan of Mazda and for my first car when I turn 18 is a Mazda Speed 3 and I was wondering about how long does the engine go because I plan on buying a used Speed 3.
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Gemini 2 Review
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'd appreciate hearing when original clutches generally need replacement based on member experience - I don't think I'm clutch-abusive, I do like to run through my gears at high rpm,VCM2 Ford E39 M5 Clutch Life 6th - 4th downshifts at perhaps 60mph, but no dropping the clutch on launches etc. Thanks
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I also posted about this on Facebook. I bought an SRI and cold air box. So when I ordered my parts from CorkSport, they informed me that they were out of blue filters. I said I'd take red or whatever they have. Open the box and the filter is blue, and I find this! Gotta love personalized service...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Has anyone done it yet? I am planning to do mine around 80k km. Did everything go well? What color was it?
  11. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    What's up everybody!? I'm brand spankin' new around here. Proud owner of a 2015 Mazda3 Hatchback (my first Mazda!). I had my doubts at first but this car is freakin awesome! Came across you guys searching for vinyl wrap for my roof. Seems it a popular topic around here.. Ha. Anyway, happy to...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello, My oil life monitor finally illuminated. it's been 17,035 miles and two weeks shy of 1 year. I am not sure it it went off because I am at about a year, or if the miles finally tripped. I did actually change my filter twice and changed the oil at 14,215. I just let the monitor go to...
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    In November I got my first oil change at the dealer, set the maintenance schedule to "flexible", and reset the oil life. Between about 5000 and 7000 miles the oil life never went below 50%, which seemed highly unlikely considering the harsh winter. So I changed the oil at 7000 miles, this time...
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Barely hit 10k miles and my tires are already on their last leg. I rotated twice since I've owned the car, the wear is even on all 4 tires... I'll be lucky to see 15k miles. Had it measured and it's 4/32. Has anybody else seen this little tire life out of their stock tires?
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Volvo Cars Life Paint This would be pretty cool for dipped emblems. Black in the day-time and bright white at night.
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I noticed a while ago but I am curious, how reliable is automatic transmission with sealed for life fluid? :whistling 1: I heard that if changed it will slip and not change gears :001_unsure:
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, long time since my last post. 2012 3 skyactiv 4 door Ive noticed that over the past 35,000 miles my gas mileage has slowly decreased, and after changing the air filter, it popped back up to 35MPG, but its still shy of the 38-41 it used to get. I double checked the MAF to see if it...
  18. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I've got a 2011 Mazda 3 4-Door, 2.0L I'm not worried about improving the speed of this car, ever since my car crash, I drive really slow anyway. What I wanted to know was is there any mods that can help expand the life of this car? For example, are the factory intake very restrictive? thus...
  19. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Can anyone with a Racing Beat exhaust chime in on how long it's likely to last or what their muffler life was? I remember reading on some first gen forums that a member's cat back had started to creep up in tone towards the rusty trombone sound after a while. I have the 2.5 axle-back. New, it...
  20. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Sooo... I think the manual said to check around 10,000 miles or something... I know with my previous car I had a few times where the pads wore through and I had to pay extra to replace the rest of the brakes..... I had them checked a month or 2 ago when I got my tires rotated and I think they...
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