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  1. SiriusXM sound quality - what would make it worse?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Weird question - I have a 2019 Mazda 3 with the premium Bose system. It seems like at some point recently (potentially after the rocker arm recall fix and rearview mirror replacement) the sound quality on my speakers when using SiriusXM has gotten worse. The mid-range sounds clipped and...
  2. test

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    just a test
  3. Bluetooth call quality and a speaker question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey all! 2011 HB w/ Bose system - the automated voice assistant and call quality have suddenly became ... well, terrible. Sounds very distant / tin-y and you have to crank the volume waaaaaay up to even hear anything. Music plays well but I'm also now noticing a bit of pop crackle on the high...
  4. Quality check for 2019 preferred/premium interior

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I have a 2019 premium with the black leather interior and I noticed the back side of the passenger seat is open where the bottom of the seat connects to the back. There is a zipper that looks to have been cut off (maybe Mazda realized it was restricting the movement of the seat and cut it off)...
  5. 2019 Hatchback GS Quality Issues!!!

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I recently purchased a 2019 GS hatch with luxury pack and it's been nothing but problems. 1. Driver side seat belt clip is on backwards so now every time I wear it, it's twisted. 2. About 2 weeks after, the airbag malfunction light came on, it would go off when I restart the car. 3. The driver...
  6. poor audio quality after CarPlay / AA installation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    after upgrading to CP/AA the audio quality substantially low, is there any way to fix it?
  7. You've got 4h to save 35% on a top quality dash cam

    Vendor Deals
    We've found another solid deal, but time is super limited on this one! The Vantrue N2 Pro Dash Cam is packed with features including 1080P recording quality, front and cabin-facing cameras, infared nightvision, motion-activated parking mode, and more. Regularly priced at $199.99, it's marked...
  8. CarPlay sound quality in 2017 3GT - not very good

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just came back from the dealer with Carplay update installed in my 2017 Mazda3GT. Previously, the USB audio sounded very good, better than the Bluetooth feed. After the update, the Bluetooth feed seems to be the same as before, but the USB feed now thru CarPlay sounds much flatter, with a...
  9. Terrible paint coat quality on machine gray

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi. I bought a new Mazda 3 sport 2018 machine gray almost two months ago. From week one I noticed that the paint coating was very week and low quality. I’m extremely obsess with the car care. I use like 10-15 microfiber towels only for paint cleaning, after removing dust with low pressure...
  10. HOWDY HAR HAR, i need sound quality!!!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey Guys, my name is Ivan AKA SwedishLatino and i live in minneapolis. I recently Purchased a 2017 Mazda 3 2.0 touring. Man is it slow, lol. I have always had a mazda of sorts, My last vehicle was a 2009 Volvo C30 with lots of aftermarket stuff pushing over 350 ft lbs of torque that shared the...
  11. Better Bluetooth Quality with Android?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've always used an aux cable and I'm trying to get used to the lower quality of bluetooth audio. I'm using Android Auto, so I'm stuck on bluetooth. Does anyone here use Viper4Android on their phones and have a good setting profile? That's the only Android software I'm aware of that could...
  12. Slight Drop (1-1.3in) High Ride Quality

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Got my Mazda 3, 2014 (i grand touring, red), couple of months ago. Been saving up some money and going to spend it on my car now. I have all other mods figured out, but i need your guys help with shocks, struts, springs, colliovers, etc. So, I am getting new...
  13. Quality of Mazda Stock wheels and replacement suggestion?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi, I'm from Sydney and currently waiting for the delivery of the Mazda 3 25GT hatch in eternal blue mica I personally think with the blue colour, darker colour rims would suit this car better. My dealer can only do black gloss and they wanted $1k to paint all four. Just wondering if it's...
  14. Dirtiest Place Inside Our Car Or Quality Control Problem?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi Guys, Today out of nowhere, I check a problem with the shift knob inside our vehicles... I started rubbing it and I noticed the black plastic or paint coat started peeling, since I got my car 7 months ago I never cleaned the shift knob which if true makes it one of the dirtiest places we...
  15. 2016 brank new M3 quality control

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    *brand Just got my girl a sick deal on a M3 auto with the preferred package. I'm a little OCD, and there were a few things that I noted (that most consumers wouldn't notice in the first place, and even if they did, wouldn't care.) The first thing I noticed when test driving the car was that...
  16. New car issues: quality control.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    repost in correct forum
  17. Poor sound quality from Bose system since V56

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi folks, I had the feeling that the sound of my Bose system got worse since the update to V56 (EU) a few month ago. I mentioned this at the German Mazda forum and some users which had the same update from V33 to V56, confirmed this feeling immediately. My dealer says, nothing has changed...
  18. Other quality performance products?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So far I've made this list as attached below. Are there any other products I could use for a Mazda 3 to gain better performance or other recommendations?
  19. Problematic 1st phone call, poor quality

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I use a google Nexus 5, connected by Bluetooth. The problem is that the first phone call I make/receive is of poor quality. It's very noisy, just like static, it's impossible to make out what the other person is saying. I hang up and redial and everything is fine. I've upgraded the...
  20. Speaker/Bass quality Changed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi Everyone! I really love my mazda 3 skyactiv. Can you guys help me explain why my audio quality suddenly became poor? It happened when I was using my thumb drive then tried using cd player for the first time. The usb drive froze then I reboot using settings. Then when I played the audio, the...