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  1. Car and Driver: These are the 15 Most Beautiful cars available today

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    Car and Driver online article listing what they think are the 15 most beautiful cars currently available. Mazda3 makes the list. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/g15383134/most-beautiful-cars/
  2. What did you learn about your Mazda 3 today?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    So I thought I would start one of these fun threads for new or cool things we learn about our Mazda 3, whether it be something undocumented or just something you didn't know about. I'll start by mentioning I was driving behind my wife's Mazda 3 sedan today and noticed that the rear center...
  3. Mirror Glass fell out today

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Went to take a friend to lunch, and the glass of the mirror fell right out on his lap. So embarrassing.
  4. Driver seat controls flopped out today

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Driver seat panel/controls flopped out today How embarrassing. I went to see a friend today to show him my new car and as I get out of the car the drivers side seat panel/controls flops out. He looked at me and said, I will definitely not be buying that car. Sigh,,,,, Upon closer observation...
  5. Picked up my 2019 Mazda 3 today - First Impressions

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    All, Last week I went to Open Road Mazda of East Brunswick N.J. to order a Mazda 3 hatchback in Deep Crystal Blue Mica with Red Interior, automatic transmission and Front Wheel Drive. They didn't have it in stock but told me that they can have one ready for me in a week. They did have it in...
  6. Used dead key fob today

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    About a year ago, we had to get another fob because I'd lost mine. Today, the battery was dead on it. Roads were dry; so I took the Miata instead and only got spits of rain within 1.5 miles of the house. Worked out. Later this afternoon, I had to go to a meeting, and the rain had started...
  7. Bought a 2012 today

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Back in 2010, I bought my first Mazda. It was a 1996 Miata. Great car. Sold it in 2014. Test drove the 3 this morning at a Honda dealership that I've been stalking online waiting for something cool to pop up. It's the 2.0L Skyactiv with a 6-speed manual. First year of the Skyactiv. Shifts as...
  8. What is Your Take on Scotty Kilmer's YT video of today?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    He has a short video clip saying as a 50+ year mechanic, the skyactiv automatic transmission is not reliable and would not recommend people buy it, but get the manual transmission instead. There are some comments posted by posters who say they are Mazda mechanics that back up what he says...
  9. Are you ready for RACE Season? Get Your Competition Tires Today!

    Discount Tire
    We don't need to tell you that competition tires are optimized for improved handling, cornering, and traction to deliver the pinnacle of performance for dry conditions and track driving. Instead, we want you to know that Discount Tire Direct (DTD) has you covered this race season! Whether you...
  10. Castrol Edge 0w-20 on Sale Today at Amazon - 5qts for $19 USD

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Great deal at Amazon for Castrol Edge Full Synthetic -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JGQLZJ4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Even if you get your oil changed, it might be worth buying and bringing it to the place that changes your oil. I bought 2 5qt jugs @ $19 USD per jug.
  11. Stopped at the Mazda Parts Counter Today

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Abbreviated back story: Bought a new 17 M3 GT HB in SRM back in June. Have gotten three paint chips in that time. Contacted Mazda via their website. Prompt response. Apologies. $40 eGift to get the touch-up paint. Planning to order Borla exhaust soon. Read that doesn't come with new...
  12. Buying a CX-5 Today!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I finally got the fiancée to cave. We were going out to dinner and she made a comment about my car and was like, "when do I get to drive a nice car?" She drives a 2014 Base Nissan Rogue. Not a bad car, but no frills. So I offered to pay half of her down payment if she bought a top of the...
  13. All New CX5 - reveal today at 7pst

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone else get this email from mazda? They sent a dark teaser pic which i messed with a bit to get a better idea of the profile Looks nice, more car like, not sure if the teaser is the real thing or a concept
  14. Upgraded to OS Version 56 today

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I took my car in for scheduled service at 45,000 km (28,000 mi) today and asked them to upgrade my system version from 27, because every now and then the system conks out and reboots in the middle of a phone call - extremely annoying, to say the least. I was expecting to get V 55 based on the...
  15. nephew is buying his first car today Mazda3 5dr

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    My nephew is with his grandpa right now buying his first car at the dealer. I'm registering here now for future research purposes. I'll post pics after they drive it home. thanks.
  16. check out what i got today!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    here's the old, 2004 accent: and just got my new car today :) so far i love this thing, big upgrade! the maintenance to keep that old car on the road reliably long term was just too much money in parts and far too much hours of my time in the garage. almost a shame, 308k kms and...
  17. New member today

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Got my Mazda 3 SGT hatch in December. Bought parts and have scheduled my first mod for May 2nd. I got front and rear balanced set of sway bars, front end links, and a set of coil springs all from Racing Beats. Can't wait to install these. Anyone install a front bar?
  18. Just leased a 2015 Sport today.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I'm a software developer and very interested in the infotainment computer system.
  19. Buying today.. Which 3 to get???

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've got an appointment today at 5:00pm to look at a 3. I'm set on a 2.5 S Grand Touring Hatch. No extra packages. Prefer almond leather. I checked their online inventory and here are my preferred choices. 2014 - Soul Red sGT Hatch with Almond Leather 2015 - Deep Blue sGT Hatch with...
  20. Flat Tyre Today

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Picked up a large nail today and my 3 is on the space saver spare until I get it fixed. A few observations; I always seem to like the original wheels that come with most cars so I am not an aftermarket wheel fan. I really like the design of the standard wheels on this car. But the original...