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  1. Did Mazda fix Soul Red Crystal issues for 2019 Mazda3?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    A lot of Mazda forums including this one have people complaining about how easily the SRC paint chips and swirls on 2018 CX-5s and 3/6s. Does anyone now if the formulation changed for our cars to improve the durability of the clearcoat?
  2. Yet another soul red paint match problem

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have read through the forums and I am aware that bumper paint mismatch is a common complaint. I'm hoping some people can give me some advice. I have a Soul Red mazda3. It was mismatched enough that mazda USA decided it should be repaired and the following occurred: 1. The dealer repainted...
  3. Does the Soul Red Mica paint fade badly?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I recently purchased a pre-owned 2015 Mazda 3 GT (I think Americans would call this trim a S Grand Touring). Anyway, the previous owner applied a vinyl decal to the bottom of the doors (as seen in the attached photo). What are the odds that if I remove that decal the paint won't match...
  4. Soul Red Mazda 3 Touring

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello Everyone I've been lurking through the forums for the past month trying to decide whether or not the Mazda 3 is for me. I like cars but I wouldn't call myself a Car Guy. I'm more into computers and electronics. When I heard the the infotainment system in Mazda cars could be "modified" it...
  5. Any Soul Reds on Silver Enkei Raijins?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I've been looking and searching through the picture threads for how nice a soul red m3 would look with hyper silver enkei raijins. Places like tire rack have renderings but I figured that it looks totally different than if i were to see a picture of the car with the wheels. I've tried searching...
  6. 2014 M3 Soul red color difference

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone! Some parts of my car were recently painted in Mazda collision center, they have painted the front and rear bumpers, also the hood. But when looking at it, I can see a slight difference. I know the color has a code in Mazda agency, so there is no way it can be wrong (they say)...
  7. Never posted - selling car

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    FS: 2015 Mazda 3i GT - 6 speed For Sale! 2015 Mazda 3i Grand Touring - 6 speed manual transmission. Soul Red. Craigslist Ad is below - Car is perfect inside and out. PM me or Call/text number in my ad. Always Happy to discuss. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/6034872060.html
  8. enkei ts10 gold on soul red 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I think these would look great on soul red 3? Photoshoppers?
  9. Soul Red Metallic Paint Changing To Soul Red "Crystal"

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Starting with the new Mazda CX-5 which is discussed in the below Mazda's article, Soul Red Metallic will be changing to Soul Red Crystal , which according to Mazda has 20-percent greater color saturation and 50-percent more depth than its predecessor, and Soul Red Crystal adds another level of...
  10. Soul Red Wheel Color Choice and pics?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I just purchased a 2017 Touring 2.5 manual in Soul Red. It's in port right now and should be delivered in the next 1-2 weeks. I was pretty set on the OEM Mazda Dark Alloy wheels, but after looking through and reading a lot of threads, I'm beginning to consider aftermarket wheels. I really...
  11. Any luck w/ Touch Up paint for Soul Red 41v 2014-16

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Did anyone have any luck getting touch up paint for Soul Red 41v with a great color match? Before pulling trigger buying Dr.Colorchip I'm curious if there is an equivalent alternative similar but not limited as: 1. automotivetouchup 2. scratchwizard 3. paintscratch and others. I have good...
  12. Colorado Red vs Soul Red

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I got a small scratch on my shiny new car. :bored 1: It's soul red, I go to the local auto-parts store (LAPS?), but they only list paint colors up to the 2013 Mazda. So it looks like it's close to Colorado Red that Mazda used then, but I'm wondering if a difference will be noticeable. Scratch...
  13. Why does Soul Red look so different?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Sometimes I see it and my jaw drops:surprise:, other times it looks like like crap and has a maroon feel to it.
  14. Soul red, girly?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've seen this statement thrown around a few times. Do a lot of people think this?
  15. Soul Red color match

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi Everyone, I'm trying to decide if I should go with red plastidip or red vinyl for what I have in mind. The emblem in this picture would be dipped in black - haven't decided if it'll be gloss or matte. I want the section in red to be either dipped in red or wrapped in red. Does anyone know...
  16. Help with Soul Red Paint Chips

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all. I just recently got a '14 M3 sGT Soul Red. Within the last 2-3 weeks, I have already noticed 2 chips in the paint that go down to a white base/metal so they show pretty easily. 1 is by the front passenger door handle and 1 is why the driver side front wheel. I am assuming they are from...
  17. 2014 Soul Red sGT w/ Almond Interior

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Wow, I must say that was one sweet looking car. Stopped at the Mazda dealer to pick up an oil filter for my 08 Mazda and spotted a 2014 Mazda3 sGT with the Almond Leather interior. I was impressed and the interior looked very high end. MSRP was $27k which seemed steep for an economy sedan but...
  18. New to forum and mazda / 2014 Soul Red SGT

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello! Moved from Hawaii where I sold my tC Previous car Made it to San Diego and got this in September. First day Love the new Design. Only been tinted so far, 20% up front with visor and 35% in the back. After tint Future mods in my plans is to lower it as soon as a kit is availabe...
  19. 2014 Mazda 3 s Touring sedan in Soul Red

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just picked up my wife's new ride on 1/31, love it so far! Hope you will enjoy the pics
  20. Newbie From Michigan, 2014 i GT, Soul Red

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey Forum Picked up mine right before Thanksgiving. First Mazda. I've never understood people really enjoying a car, until now. I love my car now :) On a side note, came to the forum looking for a way to trigger Siri on my iPhone 5s via the car's controls. If anyone has figured that out, I...