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  1. Intermittent start problems. hot weather makes worse?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I have been trying for a month to fix this problem I'm having and wondering if anyone has any ideas since I took it to the dealership and they couldn't fix it or even find out what was wrong. It's not under warranty it's a 2016 Mazda 3 with 83k miles I got for a steal only 10k. So the problem...
  2. Braking makes sound from rear left tire

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone Whenever I'm pumping brakes on my '14 M3 hatch, I'm hearing this screaching sound coming from my rear left tire. After further inspection, it seems like the disk b/w brakes (rotor?) has two rings, outerside is silver and innerside is black (compared to the other three where it's...
  3. Broke part, makes rattling noise, have a pic, but not sure what it is?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    [Bad strut mount] Broke part, makes rattling noise, have a pic Can anyone help me out with what this is? What needs to be replaced? Here's the picture of the clanking, rattling part. When I drive over bumps the noise is very noticeable. Here's the picture of the same part on the other side...
  4. Flyin' Miata's 3" Suspension Lift Kit makes me want to get an NA Miata...

    Other Cars
    I've been toying around with the idea of picking up an NA Miata as a weekend/project car to keep me from doing too much to my '17 Mazda 3. I was looking at some different completed projects when I came across a picture of a lifted Miata. At first, I was staring at it thinking, "Who would do...
  5. longest owned makes and models

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    The Cars Owners Keep for 10 Years or More The Passenger Cars Owners Hold Onto The top 10 passenger cars are also dominated by Japanese and Korean brands. Toyota’s cars take four of the first five positions, and cars from Hyundai, Mazda and Honda make up most of the rest of the list. The Audi...
  6. New Mazda Toolbox makes little sense

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I read that there was a new NA map available so I started the Mazda Toolbox. First thing that happened was that it required me to install the update; it would not run the existing version. So I did the update. Problem 1: There was no desktop icon. I had to find the shortcut in the start menu...
  7. New HU makes big difference

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    In the process of getting everything together to upgrade my audio from the stock Bose on my 2011 3. Still a little while from getting the door speakers, dynamat and wiring. Figured I'd go ahead and install the HU, a Pioneer x5700BHS. After reading and finding out that the stock Bose amp needs...
  8. 2014 Mazda 3 makes front cover of yearly Consumer Reports car buying guide

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    2014 Mazda 3 makes front cover of yearly Consumer Reports car buying guide. As reported by CNN just now. I don't know it made their best of best, but I think it did. But I bet the PROS :punk:styling and engine and the CONS :mad 1:are just one, you know...the wreched INFOTAINMENT.
  9. Who makes your Navi and Who they are

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I thought you would be interested in this video. I wanted to know who made the software for the navi, but now I know. It may help you to know where this is all going and where it will go. Mazda uses the Igo engine system by NNG, an euro based company with offices here in the US. Watch the...
  10. Mazda 3 makes history?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    http://www.zerotohundred.com/2012/auto-features/mazda3-1-6l-makes-history-with-s1k-entry-with-team-fawster-motorsports/ Awesome to see a 2012 HB body stripped down and upgraded for racing. 1.6L. Engine.
  11. What makes the 2.0L Duratec so tunable?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Reading some of the posts in the forums, it seems a lot of folks are against trying to turbo the 2.0L MZR engine in our cars. My question is, isn't the 2.0L Duratec from Ford essentially the same engine? Companies like FSWerks are selling turbo kits for the 2.0 Focus putting out 200+ horsepower...
  12. Colors your Mazda makes in the snow. Pee is yellow but blue is?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Got a brownish residue in snow under my car when leaving today. It was near the oil pan. Yellow residue around the exhaust flex pipe. Bright blue residue under the dead middle of the car. We own two Skyactiv cars. Both identical residue colors at the exact same locations. What the heck is the...
  13. Does anyone know who's makes this rear bumper inset

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know who makes the rear bumper insert/addon I have posted pics below [/IMG] [/IMG] Sent from my iPhone using AG Free
  14. Ugh ups makes me angry.

    Off Topic Lounge
    rant haha so I was expecting my intake today and was tracking it only to find it say "business was closed. will attempt redelivery tomorrow" are you f-in serious? I feel like they dont' bother reading the address' on the packages cuz I clearly put the business name on the address. :argh 1: I...
  15. What makes Mazda cool

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just wanted to share a lil something I found that seems pretty cool and unique that i have never seen on a car before. I found this on the hood latch on the 2010 GT 5-door Just thought it was pretty cool and shows Mazda's attention to detail that most car makers dont have. Anybody else have...
  16. 2010 New Hatch Spoiler Style!! Anyone know who makes this?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Check this out, found it on ebay... Anyone know who makes this spoiler? Im dying to get rid of my mazdaspeed spoiler for either the stock mazda3 style or this one... (If anyone in the New England area wants to meet up and swap their stock black mazda3 spoiler for my stock black 2010...
  17. 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Makes Its North American Debut!

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    The 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 made its North American debut today at the New York Auto Show with a full list of news that we have been waiting for. We have included the following most interesting new facts about the 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 and the following press release will cover all the dirty details of...
  18. makes me shed a tear...

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120942873506551291.html?mod=blog
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