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  1. First Big Boy Purchase

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've been lurking for a while but i guess its time to share with the internet. I had a 2002 Nissan maxima that I've been driving since senior year in high school from 2012 - February 2019. It got totaled because some idiots decided to stop in the left lane of the highway. March 2019 I bought a...
  2. Purchase advice: 2016 Diesel 2.2 vs Petrol 2.0 (UK)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello! I’m in the UK and am looking to pick up a 2016 registered Mazda 3 and am struggling with the choice between the 2.2 Diesel (148bhp) and the 2.0 Petrol (118bhp) - both with around 20k miles / 32k kilometres on the clock. Obviously the 0-60 acceleration and MPG economy are much better on...
  3. Looking to purchase a 2011 - shaking on test drive

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, i was looking to purchase a 2011 for my son. it's a base car with 5-speed and 150k miles. It runs and shifts nicely. I took it up on the highway and there is a really pronounced shake at highway speeds. Felt it the most in the passenger seat. At first i thought just tires or a lost...
  4. May have purchase the wrong model of Mazada 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I recently purchased a Mazda 3 Hatchback 2018 GTS. At the time of purchase, I indicated that I wanted the full safety package (meaning the automated safety things like brake assist, lane departure, etc). The sales person said that GTS comes standard with that. Unfortunately, that wasn't true...
  5. Install Adaptive Cruise Control MRCC after purchase

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hi, I've purchase Mazda CX-5 model 2018 AWD AT trasmission 2.2 diesel 150cv. After some use I've understood the benefit of Adaptive Cruise Control but unfortunately in my version "Exceed" this is not included because is included starting from Exclusive Version. (EU) I want to kindly ask you...
  6. Anyone live in Japan ? Need help for purchase parts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Anyone live in Japan ? Need help for purchase parts Thanks
  7. New 2017 3S GT purchase

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just recently purchased a 2017 3 S Grand Touring Sedan with Premium Equipment Package and i-Active Safety Package. Traded in my 2014 3 S Touring. If anyone is interested here are a few things I notice that are different in 3 years time. -- Driver seat considerably more comfortable than 2014...
  8. Help with purchase

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Considering a 2013 Mazda 3 for my son for a first car. Found a decent one, Mazda Certified, but when test driving it last night, I noticed that when braking, the headlights flashed. Not always but enough to be noticeable. The dealer said it may be the battery because it's been sitting a...
  9. Few Questions after Purchase

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all. Just signed most papers while waiting for a new Mazda 3 hatch to get to the dealer (dealer trade?), and have a bunch of questions! I was sold the Prepaid Maintenance Minder. I was told it was cancellable and refundable before the next free scheduled service (around 4 months later) but...
  10. What is a better car to purchase: 2016 Honda accord sport or a 2016 mazda 6 touring?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    What is a better car to purchase: 2016 Honda accord sport or a 2016 mazda 6 touring?
  11. Wife looking to purchase a Mazda 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi guys! I'm a car enthusiast (I drive a 2013 CTS-V sedan with a MT) and have been pushing my wife towards getting something a little more fun to drive than her current Forester. We're currently in the process of trying to find a manual SGT hatchback and failing fairly miserably with the local...
  12. Mazda 3 New Purchase - Road Noise (UK Spec)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I can't post on the UK Mazda forum at mazda3forums.co.uk for some reason so I'll try asking for advice on this forum with my first post! I'm planning to buy a Mazda 3 Fastback 2.0 petrol 2.0 Sport Nav Auto (UK spec) - this one Mazda3 Fastback | Discover the perfect ride The car ticks all the...
  13. [Help] Looking to purchase tires for Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello All, I replaced my 16 inch stock rims on my 2015 Mazda 3 with 18 inch and the tires that it came with were 225/40/18. Now, I want to up the profile a little bit to give it some cushion on our terrible pot hole roads and also to fill in the wheel gap I currently have by a little, do you...
  14. Don't purchase Orange Virus Tune Kit Right Now...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Issues with ordering tune kits from PeakPerformance Ive deleted all of my other posts from this thread, so things may not make sense when looking through everyone else's comments. In short, I ordered a tune kit from PeakPerformance after OrangeVirus decided to partner with them for...
  15. Help on deciding to purchase Mazda 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey guys, I'm new on this forum and decided to post for some help on a Mazda 3 decision factor. I currently have a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0Turbo AWD limited top of the line SUV, however with just me, my wife, and our daughter, we decided to downsize to a Mazda 3 for the reasons of...
  16. need help/advice before purchase

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello All, I have a 2015 mazda 3 iSport. The vehicle came with stock 16’s steelies. I’m looking to upgrade to Mazdaspeed wheels which I have found. The Mazdaspeed wheels are 18’s, tire size 225/40 with a bolt pattern of 5x114. My question is, will I run into any problems going 2 sizes up? for...
  17. BC Racing Coilovers Place to Purchase

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone, My apology if this has been discussed before but it seems like we purchased our BCR Coils from various locations. I was wondering where is a good place to purchase with good customer services and policy? Also, do I need to get the extended studs separately (as I read so far on...
  18. New car purchase?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I'm from St. Louis, MO. I am very close to buying a 2015 Mazda 3 I Sport MT in soul red. I am just getting in here to find a few answers to some of my questions and find some good info on the cars. Hopefully it'll be in my driveway by next week if all goes well. Thanks in advance for any help.
  19. First Mazda Purchase!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I just purchased my first Mazda. It's the 2015 Mazda 3 Sport. I knew the owner of the dealership and got a great deal. Got it for 18500. This included the rims and window tinting. What's funny is this is about $115 a month cheaper than I was paying for my 2013 Limited Edition Hyundai Tucson...
  20. Looking to purchase a Mazda3, need help.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    New here and excited about all the activity on these forums. Some really useful stuff! Brand new to the modding scene but excited about the journey. So here are the options I am looking at right now: 1. 2013 Mazda3 48k miles. Clean history. 13k price. 2. 2008 Mazda3 Auto I Touring. 38k miles...