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  1. Considering a used Mazda3 - Reliability Questions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey Folks I'm in the market for a used Mazda3 (2010-2013) in the 50k-80k mileage range- Just wondering on thoughts about reliability for the Skyactiv engine vs. the 2.5L. I haven't been able to suss out many common issues with either from forums or otherwise. Any feedback on these more...
  2. Best Model/Years Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi. I currently have a ford focus zx5 hatchback (2005) with over 250K miles. It's time to get a new ride! I love the Mazda 3. I want a manual. I want a hatchback. My budget is 10K. I'm in the southeast, so I don't have to worry too much about cold weather--and it's only snowed here once in the...
  3. Consumer Reports Reliability Mazda TOP!!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    After Lexus and Toyota Mazda is now 3rd in reliability as reported by CR. Mazda is making great strides! https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/24/tesla-reliability-slips-to-third-worst-in-us-consumer-reports-says.html
  4. New Skyactiv-X Reliability

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    How do you guys think the HCCI engine will do in terms of dependability? How about ease of service? I looked at some videos and descriptions on it and it seems 3x more complicated than the already complicated engines of today. More sensors, more components in combustion, and it overall just...
  5. Report Your Mazda 3's Repairs and Reliability

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    When I was searching for my next car, reliability was a major factor in my decision making. I found the True Delta site to be very helpful because it shows by model and year the reported repairs for a car and uses it as an indicator of reliability. It also breaks down repair types (e.g...
  6. SkyActiv Reliability?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Have high mileage owners (say over 100,000 miles) of the latest Mazda 3 had any reliability problems with the new Skyactiv engines / transmissions and other major components?
  7. Electric parking brake reliability

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So the new '17 has an electric parking brake and I know more vehicles are going that route now... my concern is what exactly happens when the actuator for that fails somewhere down the road and it's stuck in the engaged position? Is there any other method to manually get the parking brake off...
  8. 2013 Mazda 3i Touring Reliability?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm thinking about getting a 2013 Mazda 3i Touring with 98k miles on it. I would think that they are mostly highway miles considering the age of the car. It is a 1 owner car, they say they've had all the maintenance recommended by Mazda done at the dealership they bought it. Are they generally...
  9. SkyActiv Reliability After 50K Miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I received a "Welcome to Mazda" box in the mail last week and one of items in the box talked about a 10K mile test trip that was performed. The car was then disassembled and no wear was found. I was surprised that a longer term test was not performed since 10K miles is not really that much for...
  10. WTB ~2010-2012 Hatch; reliability of 2.5 vs 2.0?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Im looking for a 3 hatch but was curious if any members could tell me if a particular engine is more reliable than the other? It seems like the 2012 skyactiv engine sacrifices alittle performance over the 2.5 but has better MPGs. This is the version im most interested in but know the engine just...
  11. Automatic Transmission reliability

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I noticed a while ago but I am curious, how reliable is automatic transmission with sealed for life fluid? :whistling 1: I heard that if changed it will slip and not change gears :001_unsure:
  12. New Mazda3 reliability advice and JAP/MEX availability?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I’m looking at buying a 2015 Mazda 3 (4-door, manual). Will a Mazda 3 be a car that can go 150,000 miles with only oil changes and new brake pads like a Civic, Corolla, or Subaru Impreza? I like to do all the maintenance on my own cars as well. Is this car relatively easy to work on? I noticed...
  13. Mazda Ranked #3 in Reliability

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Consumer Reports article on Yahoo .. https://autos.yahoo.com/news/consumer-reports--2014-car-reliability-survey-finds-japan-on-top-164529371.html
  14. SkyActiv Reliability

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Any data out there about the reliability of the SkyActiv Engine and 6 speed auto trans? I doubt anyone has hit 50k miles+ with their SkyActiv engine. I am wondering if this engine will be trouble free like the 2.0L from the previous generation?
  15. Mazda Reliability?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just saw kind of a disturbing fact on Yahoo News today. The top ten worst cars that dealers don't want and typically end up in the junk yard at trade in included 3 Mazda models. The 626 was #10 on the list, the Millenia was #5 on the list and the CX-7 was the #1 least desired cars by dealers...
  16. Mazda3, 2011 & 2012, Tiptronic and Reliability Information

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    1. I currently drive my dad's car, which is: Mazda 3, 2011, iSports, 2.0L Engine I 100% of the time drive it using the tiptronic, is that bad ? I also switch gears kind of fast, from 1 - 4, Im usually at 4th gear by 25mpg, is that also bad ? I upshift at about less than 2000 rpm. I am just...
  17. Back to shopping

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    A few months ago I posted asking a few questions regardin the Mazda3. Well, things came up and I ended up not buying a new car. This time, I'm buying for sure haha. My current car is starting to make funny noises and what not so I'm trying to take advantage of the 0% 60month financing haha. I...
  18. Anyone MS3's over 75K/100K miles yet?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Any MS3 owners that are over the 100K milestone? If so any major repairs done to get there? Please post and brag on how reliable your investment has been for you. Thanks!
  19. 2.3 300 hp with reliability

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
  20. Mazda's reliability

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    For all of those who culd have doubts on Mazda's reliability, Mazda has just received a new trophy. Auto Zeitung and GTü (german organism which control cars every years - european legislation) gave Mazda the Quality trophy. It's based on more then 25.000.000.controls over 5 years and owners...