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  1. Ordinary behaviour of a manual tranny or an issue?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi guys, I got a manual 2.5 M3 GT. Usually when I shift through the gears, the shifter goes into the gear slot (from neutral) with 1 smooth notch and that's it, like it should in an ideal world. However, sometimes I feel like there is a 2nd notch as the gear leaver travels from neutral into...
  2. 2016 3 i Sport - notchy manual

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi all, I've been reading through many of the posts around the notchy '14-16 6-speeds, was hoping mine would be the exception (manufactured in 8/2016), but it's not. On one hand, if I baby it (shift at low rpms, under 2000 or so) it behaves pretty well, entering each gate pretty smoothly...
  3. Things I don't like about my 3rd Gen Mazda3 S Manual (Lengthy -- reader beware)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Disclaimer: There are just some observations in my ten months of owning this car (currently at 12k). The ONLY reason I'm putting this out here is because I am curious to see if anyone else has had similar experiences and if there are any solutions people have figured out for these quirks...
  4. Newbie with some notchy shifting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey all. I am new to the Mazda world as I just purchased a 2015 iGT six speed hatch; I am in love. However, it seems that the stick is not what I was used to on previous cars (Honda). 3-5 are just really fighting me at times. Is this normal? I feel like it should shift smoothly, and I know how...
  5. Extremely Notchy Gearbox Fix (2->3 and 4->5)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Hey guys! As some of you may know I've been having the problem with the extremely notchy shifter from 2 to 3 and 4 to 5. I began to accept it as a normal feeling even though it felt like the car was not engaging into the gears as smoothly as the test drive unit. So I brought it into my dealer...