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  1. Driver side front wheel well shroud wiped out by debris in the road

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2016 M3 Touring 5-door. So yesterday I had the great fortune to run over an almost intact thrown tread from an 18-wheeler while in fairly heavy beltway traffic at speed. The tread had pulled itself back into a ring and was lying on its side and it appears that I got most of it with the driver's...
  2. XC Road Trip Maintenance for 2013 Hatch

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all, I'm planning to take a 30 day trip around the US this summer with my pup and wanted to make sure that the car was well relatively prepared for the journey in terms of preventative maintenance. I come from the world of old 80's/90's Volvos, so I'm well accustomed to driving with a...
  3. Front knocking noise over broken road surface only

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, Hope someone can help/advise please. (2014 2.2D Sport Nav 57K miles) I have a really annoying hard metallic knocking noise coming from front offside suspension which only occurs when I drive over a broken road surface (fine over speed bumps). Just the slightest broken tarmac surface will...
  4. FS: New Koni Sports (Yellow) for 2004-2013 and road magnet springs

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    $250 + shipping: Brand new set of Koni Sport Shocks for the first and second gen. Never installed. Sold the car and never got a chance to use these. Great deal on these rebound adjustable shocks that will take the handling to the next level and pair well with stiffer or lower springs. Was $700+...
  5. 2012 mazda 3 real bad rattling and rough riding over bumps/uneven road

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey there! So I have a 2012 mazda 3. I have been having issues with the rear of the car. My car has 124,000 miles on it. It rattles severely when I go over the smallest bumps or uneven roads and it throws the car around like I am driving a semi truck. I have had it in the shop several times...
  6. Road Walking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    My 2014 Mazda 3 Touring only has 11,500 miles. We have always noticed it seem to need constant stirring. I think the term is road walking. We just took a 700 mile trip and it seems to be getting worse. The last time I complained to shop foreman he said there was nothing he could do about it...
  7. Road Trip Adventures!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Here's a picture from a road trip just completed. I hope that others' similarly post their road trip fun, exciting or similar pictures of this thread. Although I have driven 2,000,000 miles, previously my steepest incline or ascent was 12% when I drove the "haul road" (the Dalton Highway from...
  8. General G-MAX AS-05 | Confidence When Gripping the Road

    Discount Tire
    The NEW All Season G-MAX AS-05 from General Tire! General G-MAX AS-05 UTQG: 500 *AA, A Warranty: 50,000 Click here for online: General G-MAX AS-05 Availability and Pricing Also available in store by special order: Store Locator The G-MAX AS-05, successor to the G-MAX AS-03, is a bold...
  9. Road America This Weekend

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anybody going to Road America for the IMSA event? I see that there is a Mazda Coral @ the Outside of Turn 13. Hope to see you there
  10. 2017 Mazda 3 Gt. A worthy road trip companion

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This past weekend, I was finally able to take the 3 out on a short 600 mile road trip. Being a smaller car, I was unsure of how it would do loaded with my family. It turns out, it is a very capable highway traveler. With the 80 mph speed limits here, I was still able to manage 32mpg with the...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This build thread will be ongoing, covering around 35 mods (at least so far). It started with our GT hatch arriving this past Wednesday (3 1/2 months after it was ordered). "Traveler" is my wife's car (and she named it that, said it was fitting because of all our our road trips), though I will...
  12. Road magnet 1.75 lowering springs

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Used 1.75 springs off my 2013 hatch. Prefer local sale but will ship on buyers dime. $100
  13. America's Best 22 Scenic Road Trips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Looking for an idea or two for an upcoming road trip? Here a link to 22 of the most scenic American roads. America?s 22 Most Scenic Road Trips You Need to Take Before You Die We've been on 16 of them, and coincidentally one of this year's road trips will add one more. Enjoy your next road...
  14. Road Trip Preparation Ideas

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    For some who have taken many road trips, the attached AAA article is elemental, but had good reminders for us all. However, for those who are about to take their first or second one, some good-sense preparation recommendations. Source=AAA Do you have additional road trip recommendations?
  15. Mazda 3 2017 Road / Engine Noise

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm considering buying a new Mazda 3 2.0 Petrol Sport Nav Fastback (UK model) which has the low profile tyres on 18" wheels. The updated Mazda 3 claims to have improved sound insulation. What do owners of the revised Mazda 3 think of the levels of road and engine noise? Has there been a...
  16. Road trip tales from a Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Longest single trip to date in my 3; nearly 3K miles round trip, from Texas to North Carolina and back. We (my son and I) made it to NC safe and sound and figured we`d share some of the experience as it pertains to the car we all share a fondness for. (1) roughly 1400 miles in so far. Averaged...
  17. Road noise measurements

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Having found the road noise in the Mazda 3 loud at times, and read the posts here. I thought I'd check before playing around with sound proofing. The road noise in the Mazda 3 is louder than my previous car, a 2013 VW Golf, but can't compare now unfortunately. Used Test Technologies LCD...
  18. Indy Car Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI 6/23-6/26

    Great Lakes Region
    June 23-26, 2016 Indy Car is returning to Road America. Support series are heavily Mazda supported. Info here>>> Verizon IndyCar Series Road America Grand Prix / Pirelli World Challenge Elkhart Lake's Road America, Inc. Should be a great weekend of racing at a fantastic venue. Anyone...
  19. Road Hugger GT Ultra | A Sporty Approach to A/S Tires

    Discount Tire
    The Road Hugger GT Ultra, a Discount Tire Exclusive, is a great performance tire with dependable all-season traction, responsive handling, and long-lasting tread life. Its circumferential grooves and 3D sipes provide great all-season grip, and the continuous center rib and intermediate ribs...
  20. 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...