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Hey guys, I hate to sound paranoid, but I just bought a 2010 mazda3 sGT middle of March, and have been noticing something. I did a search on the forum, but couldn't find anything relating to it.

My car seems to be really hesitant at slower speeds. I have to do a lot of stop and go driving in the morning, and anytime I'm going under 40 or so, my car seems to be real jerky. I don't know if this is normal and that the shifts between gears are hard, or if there may be a problem.

Does this happen to anyone else? Is it just that the car wants to zoom-zoom and doesn't like to go slow?
 

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Can you give a little more info? Is it an automatic or standard? If it's a standard, are you bogging down the engine by going too slow in too high of a gear? Or maybe shifting really hard? Those are the first things that come to my mind when you're talking about jerkiness/hesitant at slow speeds.
 

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Sorry, I should have been a little more descriptive.

It's an automatic 2.5L.
I rarely drive it in manual mode.

It mainly hesitates whenever I have to keep it below 2k rpm's. Almost like it is constantly downshifting, then realizing it needs to go back up.
 

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it's a computer thing.

If you goose it it wont feel like it's got much power but if you put it 3/4 of the way down it will kick you in the ass.
 
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Hey guys, I hate to sound paranoid, but I just bought a 2010 mazda3 sGT middle of March, and have been noticing something. I did a search on the forum, but couldn't find anything relating to it.

My car seems to be really hesitant at slower speeds. I have to do a lot of stop and go driving in the morning, and anytime I'm going under 40 or so, my car seems to be real jerky. I don't know if this is normal and that the shifts between gears are hard, or if there may be a problem.

Does this happen to anyone else? Is it just that the car wants to zoom-zoom and doesn't like to go slow?
I thought the same thing at first. I think I just got used to it or learned the feel of the engine better. Needless to say I don't notice it after about 2 months of driving it.
 

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Yeah, I agree. It's just getting used to the car. It does have a jerkiness about it when you first start to learn the nuances. After a while you get a feel for what RPM's and cruising speeds are best suited for the car. Nothing like getting to know a new car.
 

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haha :tongue:
 
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