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  1. Detailed instructions to convert cd's to mp3's properly sorted on a memory stick

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    These instructions cover the nitty gritty of how to get your music cds converted to mp3 files and loaded on a memory stock to listen to them in your Mazda. A quick summary of the steps is: Rip your cds using the windows media player software to mp3 files on a windows pc. Have media player...
  2. How well does paint stick to chrome?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi, I would like to know your opinions regarding: how well does paint stick to chrome? The reason I'm asking is because I finally went to the dealership and I'm getting rid of the chrome wing accent in the front of my car. The car body sprayer manager at the dealeship advised that I should...
  3. Window Visors - In Channel or stick on?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey all, I'm really wanting to do window visors as my next "mod". I thought I wanted In-Channel, but maybe stick on are the ones I want. I want a sleek clean look without looking tacky or bulky. Does anyone have a suggestion for which looks best? I would really appreciate photos of both kinds...
  4. Stick shift vibration in 6th gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a new (few months old) Mada 3 s hatch and have a strange vibration in the gear shift between 60-70mph. I can feel the vibration and also hear it...noise is not super loud, but it is driving me nuts. I took it to dealer and they said that is normal. I can't fathom that it is normal. Anyone...
  5. Video Player installation setup USb stick

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    ugh im so new at this i got the safety lock while driving off, but any chance theirs a Video player threw usb stick, i can just put on a usb and play some videos on there would be cool if there is...
  6. Mazda3 GT hatch stick 2010

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Can't believe it has been 5 yrs since I became a proud owner but now it's time for me to let go. I bought a mazda6 2016 GT and wifie wants my weekend car go. Upgraded this 2010 manual hatch -to 18 inch premium wheels, installed Injen CAI, dropped it with Eibach Pro kit, spacers for flush look...
  7. Gear Stick Grip Button

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2014 Mazda3 HB..... There is a button you can press with your index finger on the front side of the gear stick knob. What is that for? I have no issue moving/shifting without pressing it.... Just wondering what that button is for..
  8. Gear Stick Button

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    2014 Mazda 3 HB..... There is a button you can press with your index finger on the back side of the gear stick knob. What is that for?
  9. USB Stick organization

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just got an 8 gig usb drive, goIng to put my music on that. WHat is the best way (or only way) to organize playlists? Just create a folder? Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  10. Resume Playback From USB Stick Issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey, first post here. I bought a new 2015 Mazda 3 two months ago, and ever since I got it I've been having issues with the car resuming playback from a USB stick. About 50% of the time I turn my car on, it starts playing the first song on the USB, whereas it otherwise resumes from whatever song...
  11. 2015 MAZDA 3 6 speed stick coming

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Today I see a 2015 Mazda 3 6 speed manual on parking lot of Ontario dearlership. Nothing changed on exterior and inside, available in hatch and sedan. Of course it is 2.5 litre.
  12. leave USB stick in all the time?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, I leave my USB stick in my GT all the time for music. The manual says not to leave anything attached after turning off the car. Is there really any harm by leaving a simple USB stick plugged in all the time? thanks:stuart:
  13. New to Mazda and Stick

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everybody I just bought a 2013 Mazda3 i about a month ago and it has manual locks. I dont really mind it except i have to get an alarm on it soon before i go off to college. Was just wondering if anyone had any advice where to get the parts from and about how much it would cost. I love...
  14. auto with stick look

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey I don't know if this is crazy or not, but is there a way to make my automatic mazda 3 look like its stick while it still being auto?
  15. wheels stick out after lowering

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    after i put new wheels and tires on my car, i noticed the front wheels stick out a little bit more than the rear. but now after lowering it, only the driver side is sticking out. whereas the passenger wheel/tire is align/flush with the rear. i double checked all the bolts on the struts, upper...
  16. Upgrade Shocks or stick with Stocks?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, So I can't seem to make this decision on my own so I have come for you opinions. I will be lowering my 2011 Mazda 3 Neo with an Eibach Pro Kit within the next week or two hopefully but I cannot decide whether or not to upgrade the stock shocks at the same time or not. It'll be a $1000...
  17. 2010 Mz3 2.5GT stick, 36,000km and running fine!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I got this car last August with speedo sitting at 56km. Maintenance done: According to factory maintenance schedule, serviced by dealer. Mod: shifter bushing(hex bolts believe it or not), sound proofing doors and rocker panel with black rubber spray, Alpine SPS507 x 4. Likes: - Pretty fast...
  18. Learning Stick on Mazda 3?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I'm thinking about getting a 2011 Mazda 3 GT in a few months and I was wondering if it is a good car to learn to drive a manual transmission on. I'm a 20 year old male who has been driving an automatic since I got my license. I want to get a new car, but I'm not sure if I should give MT a...
  19. Stick Shift Protocol

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi I have a 6MT GT. I am comfortable with my manual shift. I am more interested in the fine points of shifting. In particular the slight surge that is experienced in up shifting into 2nd 3rd 4th etc. Is there a way to minimize this shift in gears. IE give the stick the smoothness of an...
  20. Beginner Stick Shift, Frustrated

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all, this is my first post on this form, and I am feeling a little discouraged about buying a manual transmission. I bought a Gun metal Blue 2010 Mazda 3. I absolutely LOVE my car; this is the first time in my life where I was able to afford a new car. Everyone tells me how much more...
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