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  1. First Big Trip

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    On Monday the 6th I'll be taking my car on its first big trip out of the Portland area and out of the Pacific NW. I'll be heading to western Wyoming to catch Union Pacific's fully restored Big Boy steam locomotive on its first trip to Ogden, Utah. As much as I'd like to chase it all the way from...
  2. XC Road Trip Maintenance for 2013 Hatch

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all, I'm planning to take a 30 day trip around the US this summer with my pup and wanted to make sure that the car was well relatively prepared for the journey in terms of preventative maintenance. I come from the world of old 80's/90's Volvos, so I'm well accustomed to driving with a...
  3. My aftermarket unit does not support trip computer?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hello! I had my Mazda 3 2007 (1.6 diesel) model for 6 months now and I recently tried to enable the trip computer as the car didn't had it available when I got it. My problem is that the aftermarket navigation unit it has (QL-MZD501) is missing the buttons required to activate the trip...
  4. Trip meter stuck on B

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone had any issues with trip meter not changing. It’s stuck on B. Can’t go back to my original mileage or even switch between A & B. Thanks.
  5. Road Trip Adventures!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Here's a picture from a road trip just completed. I hope that others' similarly post their road trip fun, exciting or similar pictures of this thread. Although I have driven 2,000,000 miles, previously my steepest incline or ascent was 12% when I drove the "haul road" (the Dalton Highway from...
  6. 2017 Mazda 3 Gt. A worthy road trip companion

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This past weekend, I was finally able to take the 3 out on a short 600 mile road trip. Being a smaller car, I was unsure of how it would do loaded with my family. It turns out, it is a very capable highway traveler. With the 80 mph speed limits here, I was still able to manage 32mpg with the...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This build thread will be ongoing, covering around 35 mods (at least so far). It started with our GT hatch arriving this past Wednesday (3 1/2 months after it was ordered). "Traveler" is my wife's car (and she named it that, said it was fitting because of all our our road trips), though I will...
  8. Road Trip Preparation Ideas

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    For some who have taken many road trips, the attached AAA article is elemental, but had good reminders for us all. However, for those who are about to take their first or second one, some good-sense preparation recommendations. Source=AAA Do you have additional road trip recommendations?
  9. Road trip tales from a Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Longest single trip to date in my 3; nearly 3K miles round trip, from Texas to North Carolina and back. We (my son and I) made it to NC safe and sound and figured we`d share some of the experience as it pertains to the car we all share a fondness for. (1) roughly 1400 miles in so far. Averaged...
  10. Trip to Uvalde, TX

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Over the weekend, my mother and I went on a trip down to Uvalde TX. Such a beautiful drive over the hills... Her CX-3 looks beautiful IMO:laugh2: Had to park next to her and take some pictures :laugh2: Beautiful weather, Nice scenery... Highly recommend yall visiting the Frio River!
  11. Snow trip questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This winter my gf would like to go to the snow, and between my 2015 m3 hb and her plug-in prius, the mazda is the chosen car to use! We will be driving up from the San Jose area to the Tahoe area. We may go only a handful of times so a dedicated snow wheel/tire setup does not make sense for us...
  12. My Epic road trip of 2015

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    so am not going to do MazFest this year, but instead am going to do a epic road trip and have my brother tagging along. I present "We are going to get so F*cking Lost" https://goo.gl/maps/EYTTr The Plan? We don't need no sinking plan, we are going to wing this!!! (well not all of it...)...
  13. Trip Report: 2015 M3 sGT HB (a bit long)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I took my 2015 Mazda3 sGT Automatic HB on its first big road trip... San Francisco area north to the Oregon coast. The trip was 1400 miles in total. I had just over 3500 miles on the car before heading out. I thought about all the things I'd read about on this forum during the trip. Mileage: I...
  14. Recent Trip

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all. Just wanted to throw this out for anyone looking for MORE real world details. Got the 2014 MZ3 iTouring 6speed manual with Tech in August of 14. Currently sitting around 14k miles. Just traveled from Youngstown Ohio to Indiana (320 miles one way).Over the recent trip I noticed a few...
  15. Trip Report

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just completed a round trip road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle in my SGT. Great long distance cruiser. Averaged about 35mpg with a few tanks in the 38's. Plenty of power in the mountain passes with 3 people and luggage. Negatives: Instrument panel information can be difficult to read in...
  16. road trip question

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    is it safe to put masking tape on my paint for a 6 hour road trip?? just want to make sure
  17. Trip Computer Accuracy and MPG

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was wondering if anybody knew how the trip computer on the non-infotainment 3's work? And if wheel size affects it's accuracy? My trip computer average is always around 28-30 mpg per tank. If I'm lucky I get it up to 32-33 mpg with lots of freeway driving. I have a 6MT iTouring hatchback and...
  18. Still confused about trip meter and fuel economy

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm still confused about something regarding the trip meter A and B and how it relates to fuel economy screen. Hopefully, you guys can clear a few questions for me :) The Infotainment fuel economy monitor screen is split into 3 sections: The third section represents the exact same value as...
  19. Trip computer questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I had a couple questions regarding the trip computer on this vehicle: 1) Is there a "time traveled" or "trip duration" feature anywhere in the infotainment/HUD system? My old VW Passat had this feature, and I appreciated seeing the time spent on my daily commute. 2) Do you check the box...
  20. Resetting Trip A?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Small question How to reset / see trip A in Mazda 3? On the left of the tach. there is the total Milage on the right of the tach. there is the fuel consumption and average till next refill (can be changed by clicking on Info + - ) ... but how to set / view Trip A? like if you want to measure...