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  1. Hatchback Boot Handle Is Very Loose, Normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Guys, I noticed recently that the boot handle is very loose, so my question is very simple, is this normal? Provided a picture below to show you what I'm referring to. Thanks!
  2. Oil usage normal?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    During the first 5000 miles, my 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 with 2.5 gas engine didn't use a drop of oil. But during the next 5000 miles with semi-synthetic oil, it used about 1/2 quart. When I did my last oil change at 10000 miles, I used Castrol Edge 0-20 fully synthetic oil. And it seems like it is...
  3. first "normal" mazda

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, just wanted to say hello, I'm new here. I've been mazda driver for a long time now but never owned mazda 3. My main car I usually drive is mx-5 nc aaaand man it is fun. That's my the car and been using it for every occasion, work, weekends, summer, winter, sun and rain, city and...
  4. Brakes can not be normal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I can not believe that the brakes on my M3 are operating properly, even though the dealer says they are. It is impossible to come to a complete stop without having that jump/jerk in the whole car, it is like a little tap on the rear bumper. This happens even in neutral so it's hard to say its a...
  5. Test Drive: Clutch burn smell/stiff shift considered normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    BLUF: Do new, from factory manual vehicles have a coating that "burns" off on first drives? Good afternoon! I took my first new car test drive the other day in a manual 2017 Mazda3 2.5L that had about 8 miles on it. About 5 minutes into the drive I finally was in the position to shift to and...
  6. Is it normal for me to get such a low gas mileage with my driving habits?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2016 Mazda 3 hatchback (2.0 L automatic). It’s currently at around 1,700 miles. The past 2 times I’ve filled my gas, I’ve gotten 30.6 mpg (254 miles) and 30.26 mpg (270 miles). I did a decent amount of short distance, street-only driving, but I drove to and from work on the freeway (20...
  7. Light-beam to the sky is normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi! Are those very strong light-beams towards to the sky normal for the 3s? It is particularly funny when I use high-beam in a dense fog, there are two, clearly visible beams from the headlights up onto the sky... I would like to photo it to show you but I hope it is not only my car's...
  8. Only left DRL on, is this normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've recently bought this car and loving it so far, I noticed only the left DRL is on when the hand-brake is released (and lights are set to OFF position), is this normal or is it an electrical issue in the car? When I turn high beams, both lamps come on no problem. Thanks
  9. AT holding gears is it normal ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello friends, I have a 2.0L AT Sedan, This has been bugging me, when I let go the gas at acceleration the AT holds the gear at higher rpm only up shifting after a couple of good seconds. Is this normal function of the Mazda AT ? Many thanks
  10. Just wondering if this is normal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 mz3, manual trans. Normally I shift pretty quick, but when upshifting I've noticed that I get a little increase in engine rpm when I hit the clutch. This hasn't been a problem, just curious. Only other manual car I've owned was an old Hyundai accent which did not do this. That being...
  11. Sweetest-handling "normal" hatches?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Judging from the initial responses to this Jalop question, the only question is how high our cars will rank, not if they will make the list. We'll have to see what the final results are in a few days, but for now it's a nice honor to be mentioned in the same breath as the MX5/Miata as "the...
  12. Driver's seatbelt doesn't lock, is this normal?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My drivers side seatbelt on my 2012 Skyactiv doesn't lock when pulled out all the way and allowed to retract. My passenger side does, however. Is this normal for the sky?
  13. my headlights are uneven, is this normal? pic attached.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    hi. driving my brand new 2014 sports touring last night i noticed i can see where the low beam light cuts off exactly. for some reason it is an uneven pattern, it's definitely shallower in the left side with a weird slightly zigzag pattern. i drew a yellow line to show exactly what the pattern...
  14. Koni Str.t Shocks... is this normal?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Bought these off a forum member appx 7-8 months ago. Didnt around to really inspecting them until now.. I notice the front two shocks are different. One is shorter than the other and has a metal cap on it. I tried manually pulling the shorter shock rod out, but it pulls back in. Is this normal??
  15. Normal wear and tear for mileage

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hello, I currently own a 2013 Mazda 3 SA but I am looking into trading it for a 2010 Speed with 70K on the odometer. I was wondering if anybody here has one in that range and what things might start to get lose or wear out at that mileage and thereafter. Turbo life, block life, drivetrain...
  16. Is this noise normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Mazda3 ruido cambio - YouTube Does your mazda makes the same noise? :001_unsure:
  17. Lemon or Normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone! I'm new here. First post. I've had my brand new 2014 Mazda3 Sport GT 2.5 for about a month now... and I love it--or should I say I WANT to love it. I love the look, the handling, the engine and the interior design... but there's so many things that don't seem normal for a new car...
  18. Is this normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Ok so the other day i was getting on the highway and was stopped at the light on a metered on-ramp, and when the light turns green only one car at a time can go, and when it turns you better get moving quick to merge onto the highway. So i accelerated very quickly, foot to the floor for the...
  19. Rattling noise, Not the normal pillar area!?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So every since the week i bought the car brand new from the dealership almost 7 months ago. ITouring model (Now at 6k Miles) there has been this constant rattling noise that sounds like its coming from the middle air vent area, But i cant tell exactly where it is coming from anyone experience...
  20. Rust on brake normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi everyone, I'm not sure if I'm using the appropriate terminology but is it possible for rust to develop on the plastic like part behind the brake disc motor? I'll take a picture tomorrow if no one knows what I'm talking about. I believe the part of the car I'm talking about is the brake hub.
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