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  1. 2016 3 with only 11,000 miles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Have an appt this weekend @ a Hyundai/Mazda dealer to look at a 1 owner 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring with only 11,000 miles. Hopefully learn some owner details when I see the car, but I'm concerned so few miles in 3+ years. Anything in particular to look out for? Thank you in advance.
  2. Oil change at 900 miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I purchased a new 2018 Mazda 3 with around 650 miles on it. I'm assuming that it was used by the dealer for many short rides. Because of that I made sure that they included a free oil change when purchasing the car. I got the free oil change coupon (which I need to schedule), but was...
  3. Sold my Mazda3 with 2,600 miles- too many problems

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello Mazda3 fans, After owning the Mazda3 for 2,600 miles, I couldn't take it anymore and had to sell it. My first 1,000 miles were great. No complaints. I was very happy. But then the problems began. First, the front axle was loose and they had to tighten up the bolts. Then the dash/ glove...
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    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    just a test
  5. First 200 miles in '19 hatch coming from '17 Mk7 GTI DSG

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello, I have just done 200 miles with '19 Mazda 3 2.5l AT AWD hatch and I love it. Mazda has more tech so I'm not going to comment about that. Given that my memory is still fresh with the previous experience with the Mk7 GTI DSG (Performance Pack), here are the most noticeable things for me...
  6. Miles on OEM tirees

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Our Mz3 has Dunlop tires with almost 24k miles now. Probably good for about another 10k. What has or does yours have? Ralph
  7. 2011 6mt CLUTCH BAD 108K MILES

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Today I drove two hours to buy a 2011 S /6mt. After confirming several times that car was ready for a test, I arrive only have them tell me the clutch just failed earlier that day(hmmm? Any way we negotiated and I said I want the clutch assembly, flywheel and throw out replaced, they agreed...
  8. 2005 Mazda 3 Hatch for sale, 5spd, 210k miles, 1 owner, NJ

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    2005 mazda 3 cryptocurrency ok fuel: gas odometer: 210000 title status: clean transmission: manual Owned this car since day 1, and has been very good to me. Regular oil changes and tire rotations, along with scheduled maintenance. Recently changed suspension, belts, and tires. It runs...
  9. Spark Plugs After 60k Miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Here's a pic of all 4 spark plugs on my '14 2.0L Mazda3. Looks a bit worn, obviously, but there was no performance drop or any other indicator that led me to change these. I simply had the extra money and wanted to stay on top of maintenance. I replaced them with the suggested Laser Iridium NGK...
  10. Brake squeak at 30,000 miles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2015 3sGT (2.5L manual trans) hatch. I'm the original owner, I'm at 29,600 miles, and I drive pretty gently. Two days ago I noticed a squeak/scrape from my driver's side rear brakes. Does 30-thousand miles sound about right for this car for needing brake replacement? Or is it likely...
  11. 2011 3 Transmission change/flush 167k miles

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So I baught this car about a year ago and so far have had next to no problems with it besides it sometimes not wanting to shift from 1st to 2nd if I try and accelerating a bit faster. I recently checked the ATF, and it is quite dark so I figure it's time to change it. So the question is should...
  12. MPG, Oil , miles to empty advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Greetings Fellow mazda misfits , can any one help / or guide in the right direction for the following , Losing my peace of mind in searching this ( manual book informs only type A and Type B cluster information ( Bone stock is type C doesn't say anything about this) We picked up new to us...
  13. How many miles did you get out of the factory Dunlops?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I know that total miles might vary a bit between the 2.0 and 2.5 Mazda3s, but I'd like to know how many miles you were able to get out of these tires before the tread was done. I know these are sport tires and have a lower tread wear rating. Off to Gen 3 Wheels and Tires
  14. Change oil every 10,000 miles max

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just a note. Manual says no matter what, max oil change interval is 10,000. My indicator was at 20% after 11,500 when I changed it. I’m sure it doesn’t matter, but I thought the indicator would let me know when to change the oil. It doesn’t keep the 10,000 max in mind. :frown2:
  15. 2013 Mazdaspeed 3 - Tech Package 76,500 Miles

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    I want to give as much information as possible so please take the time to read the entire post Tech package was 4k over the sport model new and with it this is the highest model speed3 and fully loaded it includes: HID headlights swiveling headlights Auto headlights Rain sensing wipers Bose...
  16. After 6 years and 136k miles, sold my 3 for different 3.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Bought my skyactiv 3 hatch new back in 2012. Since then I've put 136k trouble free miles on the car. Well, it did need a rear swaybar link at 120k and I did front brakes at 125k or so. Best car I've ever owned, but I wanted something a little sportier for a daily. So I got a 2017 Audi S3...
  17. FS: MA: 2007 Mazdaspeed 3, 85,311 miles

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Selling my 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 with about 85,311 miles. Exterior is not in the best shape, about a 6 out of 10. Interior is about a 9 out of 10. Needs paint for the front bumper, hood, rear trunk, and rear spoiler. Car is basically stock, with some little mods like a mazdaspeed cold air intake...
  18. NAV suddenly was off by 500 miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have the latest NAV maps (July 28, 2017). I was driving west on El Camino del Mar through the Sea Cliff area of San Francisco today and suddenly my NAV was showing me located in San Diego. There was Tijuana just ahead. I then set it to navigate home (about 12 miles away) and then it got right...
  19. 2009 Mazda3 Hatch with...8,900 miles?! But damn those seats!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi! I recently purchased my 2nd 1st Generation Mazda 3 hatchback. My first was totaled in an accident a few years back...a burgundy red 2006 Grand Touring. Loved it. :frown2: Recently I saw a 2009 Mazda 3 Sport White Mica advertised at a Mazda dealership with one owner and...under 9,000...
  20. 2008 Speed3, 1 Owner, 71,350 miles, 9700 OBO

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    She's been great fun to drive, but we needed a truck. One vehicle has to go. My loss! Have just listed my car on Dallas Craigslist and Facebook marketplace. Have been lurking around in your forum to learn a little more about my car. Thought I'd also post a for sale here. Hopefully my pictures...