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  1. Potential new owner in Atlanta

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey, Y'all! I'm a Mazda guy at heart, I currently have an RX-8, and two Miata's. I'm looking at replacing my daily Miata with something bigger (wife is requiring that my next car have 4-doors...), but still fun to drive. The Mazda 3 is one of the cars on my list, and I'm here to gather as much...
  2. New member, potential new Mazda owner

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all. I guess this is the right forum to join, because I've been reading up a bit on the Skyactiv 2.5 engine that shows up in pretty much every Mazda right now. My family is in the market for a new car, and the wife wants it to be a crossover-sized vehicle. Of course that led us to compare...
  3. Potential Mazda 3 Owner: Help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, I want to preface my post by saying that i've been a long time Mazda enthusiast since I was a teenager. My first car was a Cranberry Red 99 Protege ES that bought at 17 and absolutely loved. I currently drive an Audi S3 and while it is an absolute rocket, it's NOT the most fuel...
  4. 1st post: Potential new 2017 Mazda 3 owner...Questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Moderator, hope this is the right place to post my query. If not, please feel free to delete my first post and direct me to the right forum. Thanks. My son was looking for a new Mazda 3 but ended up finding a really great deal on a 2012 hatchback touring with 2.5 liter engine. We live in the...
  5. Rusting Hatch Struts (potential recall item?)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Check your rear hatch struts for rust ASAP! I just checked on mine and my passenger side hatch strut has a black plastic cap that is split and the underside chrome top of the strut is all rusted pretty badly. If left unchecked, these may rust through and cause the hatch to fall on you. You...
  6. Potential buyer of a 16 or 17

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Im a lucky(or unlucky however you want to look at it) VW TDI owner. Kinda being thrust into looking at cars after just buying the car last year. Its obviously being bought back. So im looking at the Mazda 3, hatch, touring, 6MT, either a 16 or probably have to order a 17.
  7. Any Advice for a "Potential" M3 Owner?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Evening, Looking for a new DD. Owned LX Accords (91 & 93) and EX Civics (95 & 05 - current DD w/ 192K), all manuals. Looking at a new 2016 M3 Touring manual this Saturday. Anything I need to know? Sorry for the vagueness of the question, but your thoughts on gas mileage (have heard...
  8. Potential Mazda to Mazdaspeed switch

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey guys so I have been enjoying my new 2015 GX Sport since I picked it up in January, but I recently found a local 2012 Mazdaspeed3 that got my attention since these are becoming more rare every day. I never had the chance to drive one before they were discontinued so I decided to try it out...
  9. Potential Motor Mount Issues

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've got a 2010 Mazda 3 2.5 6 speed with 75k on it. About a year ago I started getting a squeaking noise from the engine bay, always under clutch engagement/disengagement, or other situations where the engine mounts are under stress. I've diagnosed and replaced engine mounts on other vehicles...
  10. Rear Sway bar potential problems?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have my eye on the Corksport rear sway bar, however talked to a friend who knows way more about cars than I do, and his first question was "What about the front sway bar?" He went on to tell me about how having only a rear sway bar (and no front) causes oversteer, since the back and front...
  11. Potential Mazda buyer seeking more knowledge about Skyactiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, I’m leaning heavily towards buying a 2014 or 2015 Mazda6 right now. I love the styling, the gas mileage of the Skyactiv motor, and the handling of the car and the overall more enthusiast friendly feeling of the car vs. most midsize cars in its class. For the record I am looking...
  12. Noob requiring assistance

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi all, This seems like a great forum to join and get more information on the 2015 Mazda 3 and learn about user experience. Just came back from a test drive of a 2.0 Auto full optioned model. Fit and finish is approaching Audit level, very comfy seats, and car looks amazing. My only few...
  13. Potential Rubbing

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey all, I recently installed the Corksport Coilovers and am currently adjusting my height and all of that. Right now, the fronts sit a little lower than the backs just because I haven't been able to adjust that just yet. Up front there's only about a fingers worth of gap and on the back it's...
  14. Potential Mazda3 driver...soon

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all, I'm currently looking to buy 2011 Mazda3s GT. Just looking for the right one for the right price.
  15. Potential Mazda 3 buyer

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi all! I'm shopping for a new car. I can't decide between a 2013 Accord, Camry, and Mazda 3. I'm leaning towards the Mazda 3. My only concern is that I'm not good at cars and I see some people complain about the Mazda 3 motor mount. My question is, do the 2013 Mazda 3 have a different or...
  16. Potential Group Buy Mazda3 MS3 CF Hood

    Group Buys
    Im trying to see how many people are interested in the Mazdaspeed3 Carbon Fiber Hood with Mazda3 Fitment. I know a few companies, in canada, mexico, and over seas with these hoods. And seeing if anyone would like a group buy. The distributor overseas i talked to last said the hood itself is...
  17. Potential Mazda 3 purchase, looking for info

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm possibly looking at replacing my 2003 Corolla with a new Mazda 3 hatchback. I'm looking at the i touring model. I'd be purchasing this as a commuter vehicle. It would eventually probably be passed on to my oldest daughter in about 6-7 years as her first car. Questions: 1) Is the automatic...
  18. Potential 2010 Mazda 3 GT owner!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    So I currently own a 05 Mazda 6i, I'm in the market for a 3 GT of course with a manual tranny. FYI this is my first time owning a stick shift, better yet driving one to be honest. :yes: I stumbled upon some reviews all complaining about premature clutch wear. My question is should I be worried...
  19. Potential new owner saying Hi!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi folks! Great to see an involved community. I'm thinking of buying an iTouring Manual Hatch, so thought I'd stop by and say Hi! Coming from a tuned VW, so be gentle if my questions are noobish :) :greet025: UPDATE: Became a proud owner of a 2013 Manual iTouring Hatch tonight.. Here are the...
  20. Potential Sale: CorkSport Short Ram Intake 2.0L

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I recently traded in my 3 and the dealership did not want aftermarket performance parts. I have a used CorkSport Short Ram Intake (CS SRI) for a 2010+ Mazda 3. I am looking for local sales because I don't want to deal with shipping and I don't use PayPal. I'm looking to get rid of this thing for...