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  2. Terrible paint coat quality on machine gray

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi. I bought a new Mazda 3 sport 2018 machine gray almost two months ago. From week one I noticed that the paint coating was very week and low quality. I’m extremely obsess with the car care. I use like 10-15 microfiber towels only for paint cleaning, after removing dust with low pressure...
  3. Terrible day - my 4-month-old car was smashed yesterday

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So, I had to go to Baltimore yesterday and everything was fine for the first 50 minutes of the trip. But then saw the signs for the accident ahead that is blocking the two left lanes just short of the tunnel. I didn't have Waze on, frantically tried to get it up, but missed the last viable...
  4. How to Contact Mazda about terrible dealer experience

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    In short: how do I contact Mazda regarding a terrible dealer experience I had recently? It's regarding a simple tire rotation that went horribly wrong and the fact that the two times I went to this dealership for service they haven't uploaded the service into the MyMazda service history? I can't...
  5. Anyone else have a terrible dealer?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I really wish I'd gone elsewhere. Sadly we're in a small town with only one dealership for each brand, and manual s GT's are hard to find so when I walked in and they had one, I stupidly stuck through it. The dealer was running a promo for 0% for 60 months with a local credit union. I bit...
  6. Terrible hum/whine/buzz when charging and playing music

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I've spent the past month slowly gathering parts and software to replace the stock radio with a Nexus 7 tablet. I've put in new speakers which are powered by a 4 channel amp underneath the passenger seat. A pair of RCA cables run from the amp, through the center console, and out behind the...
  7. Rolling down rear windows produces terrible sound

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Going about 50 mph tonigh I decided to roll down the rear windows to let some air in but still be able to hear the podcast I was listening to. With the windows fully down I heard this weird noise like there were subwoofers pressed against my ears. It only took less than a second to convince me...
  8. CorkSport SRI and terrible gas mileage?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I just put the CS Short Ram Intake on my 2012 Mazda 3 Sky Hatch w/MT and it sounds great and pulls a lot better. It also keeps pulling all the way up to red line. I am however noticing a significant drop in MPG...has anyone else noticed this? I do find myself pushing the car more, but even...
  9. iPhone 3GS and terrible audio quality on receiving end of a call

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Good afternoon everyone :) I am having an issue that I am trying to sort out with my 2011 Mazda 3 and i can't seem to fix the problem :S . For the past few months my audio quality I am told is getting worse when i am making a phone call from my car using my bluetooth system. It apparently...
  10. Weak A/C?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    It's finally getting warm in LA this week, and I just started using my A/C and am kinda underwhelmed by it's performance. Even on the "max a/c" setting, the air coming out is definitely cool, but it's for sure not the blast of cold air that was coming out of my '04 civic. Is anyone else...
  11. Terrible Mazda Serviceat Kings Mazda/Squeaky Seat

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    So I bought a new daily driver from Kings Mazda in Cincinnati, OH a few months back (a 2010 Mazdaspeed3...now with 7k+ miles) and with many new models I expected an issue here or there. Fortunately for me, the only issue I've had so far is a horribly squeaky drivers seat (so bad people I am...