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  1. How long can a thief drive the car before the engine cuts off?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    lets say i had the car running and got out to mail a letter at a mailbox. someone hops into my car and drives off. my key fob is still in my pocket. how long before the engine cuts off?
  2. videoplayer 3.7 takes long to play video

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Mazda 2018 Fw 55. My previous videoplayer was 3.3 (AIO 2.7.9) and it only took 2-3 seconds to start playing the video. After that i installled videoplayer 3.7 (AIO 2.8.4) and it takes 8-10 seconds to start the video now . The storage remained the same , checked for corruptions and all is good...
  3. How long the vacuum in the brake booster should last? Brand new 3rd gen Mazda3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, I own a brand new Mazda3 (3rd gen), 2 litre 6-speed automatic variant and drove about 650 miles with it. There's a strange behavior regarding the braking system which I can't tell for sure that I had with my previous vehicles. When I shut down the engine, I can pump the brake pedal about...
  4. LED Headlights - Long Throw, Low Beam

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all! I recently had one of my low beam headlights go out, and usually when something goes out or wears down on this car, I always try to upgrade it with something better. I have a 2013 3 with regular halogen bulbs. I’m happy with the color, brightness, throw distance, etc... but would like...
  5. Long time Mazda owner

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everyone, long time mazda owner here but first time Mazda 3. I have owned a 2002 Protege 5, 2010 Mazda 5, 2015 Mazda 6 which I just traded in for a 2018 Mazda 3 GT. We also own a 2019 CX-9 GT. Wanted to join up to see what everyone has done to their cars to make them unique. I look...
  6. 8ft long item in hatchback?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm interested to know if anyone has managed to squeeze in an 8ft 4x2 timber in the 3 hatchback.... i'm eyeing some gym equipment that is approx 7.5ft long (four 3x3 steel posts plus a bunch of smaller tubing) but is a 250 mile round trip. haven't measured yet as tape measure is too short :p...
  7. Reliable Mazda Mechanic in Long Beach, CA

    Engine / Drivetrain
    New to the Long Beach / Orange County area Looking for a reliable mechanic to work on my 2006 Mazda 3 Need to replace the VVT actuator & Timing Chain Dealership wants to charge $1,900 w/ parts & labor LOL Any recommendations would be awesome Thank You!
  8. Anything greaseable for long term durability?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi folks, I'm coming from a world where I gotta break out the grease gun on the 4x4 and shoot some lube in the driveshaft/ball-slip-u- joints every oil change. Are there any zerk fittings I can/should be lubing up? Plan to keep this car for my wife in the long run..
  9. 1st Time posting, long time MS3 driver

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just wanna greet you all Good Day/Afternoon?Evening! My 2009 MS3 for the first time this evening failed me, to bring me to my destination. Engine trouble. No power accelerating and car is vibrating, it feel like engine's gonna die. Had to exit freeway and look for car shop nearby. She has...
  10. Long time lurker ..

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just picked up my third mazda3 sport gt today... So much love for this car... probably not going to get much sleep tonight. In fact, I didn't sleep much leading up to today.. this is going to be a fun weekend
  11. First time register, long time lurker ...

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    G'day .. i had a 2004 Sport GT, kept that car for 10 years and loved it ... missed it over the course of a few years and watched the 3 evolve. after taking my wife's 15 GS Sedan for a rip i knew my next vehicle would be a 3 .. fast forward to now, having owned a few vehicles in the meantime, my...
  12. Howdy, long term owner from BC with a question!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, I've had my 2004 2.3L MT for around 5 years now and i've been enjoying it for the most part. I've had fuel economy issues for a while but haven't been able to deal with them because of money flow issues until recently. I've been getting around 10L/100km combined for around a year...
  13. Hey everyone. Long time Mazda owner. First time poster

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    What's up! Just joined. My first Mazda was a brand new 2004 Mazda 3 in winning blue. Then I moved into a 2009 CX-7 (which I loved, but unfortunately had problems with...). After that, I moved out of the CX-7 into a 2016 CX-5 GT in red. Also, got my wife a 2014 Mazda 3s in white, and we both...
  14. Newbie from Long Beach, CA.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Greetings everyone! New member checking in from Long Beach. Look forward to contributing to this great forum!
  15. Hello from long time mazda fan.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    HI my name is Gabriel, Recently placed an order for a 2018 Mazda3 5-Door Grand touring. In Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Parchment white leather. I also included the appearance package also added the door still plates. i have been playing with cars for many many years now. Hopping from forum to...
  16. Long Mazda logo display at startup, delays bkup cam

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My less that 2 mos old 17 GT, once in a while has a long Mazda logo display and it delays the backup camera from working. Anyone else has this and a fix? Thx
  17. New Member long time Mazda owner

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I recently purchased a new 2017 White Pearl Mazda 3 sedan 2.0 sport. I've installed the CS RSB, FluxBeam X LED Headlights (low beam only so far), have the Auto Exe STB on order, installed Kosei K4R 16" wheels with General G-Max AS-05 tires for daily driving. I have another set of 16" Mazda...
  18. How long do the front brakes last

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've confirmed that the Mazda factory rear brakes suck. New in may 2014 I got 27k out of them followed by 93k out of aftermarket ones until I got to 1mm. However according to dealer, my fronts still have 6mm on them at 120k. So at this rate, I'm likely to burn through a set of front brakes...
  19. How long will the stock shocks last with eibach lowering springs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    -hey guys, i want to lower my car but still dont have the money to buy new shocks as they are quite expensive, the question is, how long will the stock shocks last with the eibach lowering springs? thanks
  20. Post that is long in coming

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi there. From Malaysia. Just got my first Mazda in late April this year. It's a full spec Mazda 3 sedan. I actually paid booking fee for the 2015 Mazda 3 Sports. It was the last unit in Kuala Lumpur, and since I wasn't used to the new safety features (RVM, side mirror warnings, etc) I didn't...