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  1. New comer, looking to buy a Mazda!!!!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, I’m new to Mazda. I recently let go of my old Subaru hatchback. Looking to get into the Mazda3 hatchback. I know there’s a few variations. Which is the best one based on personal opinion? I know there is one with a dual exhaust, does it make a difference. Which is the best bang for...
  2. 2019 Mazda 3 Nav Questions

    2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I've just bought a new 2019 Mazda 3 in the Uk (Sport Lux version) and have a couple of questions about the Connect system and the Nav. On my old Mazda 2 I used to bew notified of approaching speed cameras and if I neede to reduce my speed, however my current 3 no longer does this...
  3. Hello! I have a 2018 mazda 3 GT sedan I have a few questions!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I’m looking for the best aftermarket performance brands to modify my car and make it sound nice and have more performance. I was looking at CorkSport cat back exhausts and CorkSport coilovers, along with a k&n intake. Pretty sure that would be good? I’m not 100% so I care on here to ask the...
  4. Non-Bose Audio Ideas & Questions

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    This is for the 2018 Hatchback, but likely similar for all generation 3 models. Sorry in advance for the long post. First some simple questions. I would appreciate informed first hand responses instead of the typical "I read somewhere..." Question 1: What is the efficiency of the non-Bose...
  5. some V70 questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm considering upgrading the CMU to v70 for official AA support. I'm using the version prior to 59.xx.502 so I could easily install AIO. I really do like some of the added functionality of AIO. I did get AA working, but not so much now. Using a custom ROM on my phone that it doesn't seem to...
  6. New on here and have a few questions.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello, I will do my best to keep this interesting. I own a 2008 Mazda 3 2.3l 5-speed in galaxy grey Completely stock. I am a big Mazda lover and have decided that I want to invest more time and money into my car. However, here’s my problem. I’m not really sure where to start. Also, I want it to...
  7. Engine identification questions

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey, I am new to the forum and was wondering if anyone out there could help me out making sure i have a compatible engine for my car. I have an 06 3 2.3 with a bit of a rod knock. I have a donor car that has been in my drive way that is an 05 3 2.3, i am planning to swap the motor over to my...
  8. New owner - rust questions

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I just purchased a 2017 Mazda3 Touring with 40,000 miles, through an online retailer. I am still in my 7-day return grace period. The CARFAX report says it was in a rental program for just over a year, in the Boston area. I had my mechanic (a Mazda-only shop that I have been using for 20...
  9. AIO noob some basic questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi there, long time reader first time writer. My mazda CX-3 (2017) has firmware: 59.00.450 4A N I would like to avoid the AUD$500 of installing official Android Auto (particularly i'd like touchscreen while driving on, so that my passenger can fiddle). The AIO app suggests posting to the forum...
  10. Thinking about trading my Infiniti G37 for the Mazda 3. I have some questions.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Good evening everyone. I currently own a 2013 G37 Sedan Journey (Automatic) and lately I have been thinking about trading it in for a 2014 or newer Mazda 3. Let me start off by saying that I love my G37. It has amazing power and incredible handling like a sports car without sacrificing the lack...
  11. New Owner - a few questions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello All, i helped my son get a 2011 i Sport (5 speed). It's base model with Air, PDL and PW and that's about it. Fun car though. -- I had a 2nd key made b/c we only got 1 plain key with it. The locksmith wasn't able to get a key fob to work so i just have 2 keys. Does this model lack...
  12. Navigation questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a few questions about how the navigation system works, so here goes: 1) Over the speed limit warning... Can you give a threshold before it alerts, or multiple thresholds? Warning me (once) that I'm over the speed limit doing 66 in a 65 is pretty stupid. 2) Is there a way to tell what...
  13. Questions about AA with MZD-AIO-TI

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi there, I'm a new owner of a 2015 Mazda 3. I have the MZD Connect navigation at the moment and my current maps are from 2015, so a bit old. I was looking whether to buy the latest maps or just go for the MZD-AIO-TI and AA option as i am currently on 56.xxxx. But i have a few questions, and...
  14. SiriusXM questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey everyone. This is my first post, and I am a first time Mazda owner. I just purchased a 2016 Mazda 3 Sport sedan. It did not come equipped with SiriusXM radio, but I did notice that the XM option is there, but greyed out. I am wanting to install it in my car, but I have a few questions first...
  15. 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Questions

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello. I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2018 Mazda 3 Touring for my son and there are two things that are troubling me. First, the 2018 Mazda 3 sounds like a great car, save the Infotainment System. To be honest, I'm extremely surprised that Mazda has fallen so far behind the competition...
  16. sway bar questions: gen2 mazda 3 sedan

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I know people say that the rear sway bar upgrade is probably the best noticeable performance upgrade after wheels/tires. I am wondering if getting a front sway bar too is going to be the same level of noticeable performance or if its not noticeable and I just stick with a rear sway bar. Edit...
  17. Beginner Wheel Fitment Questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to modifying cars so I have a lot of beginner noob questions. :P Anyways I drive a 2018 Mazda 3 Touring with the stock 18" wheels. It has the stock 215/45/18 tires. I want to buy a set of black Enkei TY-5 wheels from Tirerack that are 18x8 and +50 offset (so...
  18. New member, roof rack questions

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello M3 fans, I bought my mazda 3 GT hatchback in 2016 - it is a great car. My only wishes would be for a light turbo (don't need 300 HP, just a lower torque peak) and an upscale stereo option. This car won out for me over the VW GTI, and that is serious competition. I don't think the mazda...
  19. 2010 BL performance mod questions

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    In short, what can I do to this car? Have a SRI, custom high flow Exhaust System up until the first Cat, MPS 6 Trans Clutch Kit, Street Tuned (currently 98.7kwh to the wheels with 195,000done on the dial) would be more but intake problems I've been told. On the same topic; having issues with...
  20. Questions on My Car

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I have 2 questions on things that are bothering me with my 16 Mazda 3. 1. I recently noticed the interior trim piece here on the passenger side has a dark spot in the center, as you can see, and I am not sure how? Any ideas on what the part is to change out, as it looks like a...
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