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  1. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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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