As my username suggests, I currently drive a 2009 Honda Civic Ex-L -- perfectly decent appliance. Having turned 50 last year,I'm looking for something a little more fun to drive on the weekends. Want something reliable (which the most recent gen 3 seems to be based on what I have read) and...
Earlier today I drove the 2019 premium hatch FWD automatic. I drove my 2018 GT HB auto about 55 miles to the dealership where I did the test drive, so it was a nice back to back experience.
My test was pretty extensive, I drove it about 70 miles in various conditions, about 30 miles on the...
I was not a serious buyer TODAY as there are other interesting cars coming out in the next months that I want to sample first, but this one is near the top my list.
Gushing interior reviews are warranted. This thing is NICE. I would take it over ANY BMW I have seen.
My new-to me 04 Mazda 3 2.3 seems to have some issues acceleration. The car current has 122k miles on it. My previous 04 ran perfect till I sold it at 220k, so my standards are high. (I do realize that engines aren't consistently reliable when not treated well).
I'm also getting some fairly...
Hello, i was looking to purchase a 2011 for my son. it's a base car with 5-speed and 150k miles. It runs and shifts nicely. I took it up on the highway and there is a really pronounced shake at highway speeds. Felt it the most in the passenger seat. At first i thought just tires or a lost...
Touch screen not responsive in parts of display
I just got another 3, a white 2015.
I came from a rental company and the system version is 33.00.500
I enter the test screen no problem but hitting DEL for 20+ seconds does nothing and i cant enter code 99 for update.
Unless Mazda decides to remove JCI Test Mode completely from firmware this tweak should work on any firmware past and including V59, certainly worked on my 411A.
JCI Test Mode was only removed from UI, but functionality is still there. Looking in firmware 55.00.753A I was able to find...
BLUF: Do new, from factory manual vehicles have a coating that "burns" off on first drives?
Good afternoon! I took my first new car test drive the other day in a manual 2017 Mazda3 2.5L that had about 8 miles on it. About 5 minutes into the drive I finally was in the position to shift to and...
** Disclaimer - do this at your own risk, I am simply sharing my testing experiences **
Hi, hopefully some of this info might be useful to others contemplating the install of a sub under one of the front seats in a 2014 Mazda 3 - non Bose car.
I have attached pictures that show:
I tend to get a bit wordy so I'll try and keep it brief. Being in California, we can not "legally" use a SRI. In addition there are many that feel like the OEM airbox can provide plenty of air and does a better job because it uses a snorkel to pull cold air from the outside. So I got an...
Figured this would be good information to put out there. My intentions aren't completely for performance, but leaning more towards aesthetics with a small budget in mind.
I purchased a set of stock (bronze painted) Evo X GSR rims and tires on Craigslist for kicks. Since their bolt pattern and...
the version of my mazda 3 OS is
56.00.513 EU N
in fail safe missing EU N.
is correct ?
or bad installation software ?
in a previous version software OS 22.00.000
is possible use the JCI test mode 11
see the video.
jci test mode
disable speed restriction
Has anyone used a catback exhaust off a MS3 with a MS3 test pipe to swap onto their Gen2 2.5 non sky?
Long story short, I purchased a MS3 catback exhaust from my buddy and assumed the axleback portion would be a bolt on like the stock MS3 axleback exhaust. The bends are the same, however it's...